7th Grade Life Science

Welcome to Life Science!

This course is dedicated to the study of living things, our place in nature, cell biology, genetics and evolution, health and human body systems, and the process of scientific investigation. My grade book comprises homework, quizzes, labs, projects, some classwork assignments, and three tests each marking period.

You will have many opportunities to demonstrate your progress, but to do well you must keep up with the work, spend some time each evening reviewing what we've done, and always have your work ready on the due date.

My grading is broken down as follows:
   Tests/Labs/Projects -- 45%
   Quizzes -- 40%
   Homework -- 10%
   Miscellaneous (classwork, notebook checks, etc.) -- 5%

I look forward to working with each and every one of you this coming school year.

7th grade 2014-2015

Microscopes, Lab Illustration, & Cell Biology
We kick off the second marking period with laboratory illustration using the microscope. Students are working in pairs, with a partner of their choice, to create a series of 10 illustrations showing five different subjects in both low and high power magnification. Each student produces his or her own drawings, which will be graded using the rubric attached below.

Due date will depend on the progress of each individual class. Students who have missed class time will be able to complete their work during I.S. periods as needed.