7th/8th Grade Science
(303) 772-3711 x 211
Room 211

 I am very excited to continue exploring Science with you.  We have a lot to cover in this class, so you will be busy every day.   I will be teaching a blended curriculum of Colorado Standards and Core Knowledge with a classical approach.   If you need anything, the best way to reach me is by email.  I will take non-emergency phone calls and voicemails after school.  

MIDDLE SCHOOL EXPECTATIONS:

All of the core classes and partner classes will use the same basis for behavior management for the remainder of this year.  Students will fill out a reflection form when they are spoken to about behavior.  We are not specifying the specific consequences, but instead, using the Love and Logic philosophy to guide students towards natural and/or logical consequences that reflect their choices.  After-school detention time will not be a consequence as a stand-alone, but will be a time for students to serve a consequence if it is deemed necessary.  We will also track the behavior of students jointly (MS and Partner) through the use of a Google form to allow us to best help students who might need additional interventions.



Units of Study for Science


                7th Grade                                                                     8th Grade

Atomic Structure                                        Chemistry Review

Chemical Bonds and Reactions          Energy for Life

                    Cell Division                                                   Motion and Forces

Genetics                                                           Density and Buoyancy

Paleontology                                                Work, Energy and Power

Geologic Time Scale                                  Electricity and Magnetism

Evolution                                                             Sound Waves
                        Weather
                                                           Electromagnetic Spectrum


2016/ 2017 Class Syllabus is located HERE  



Elective - Robotics

In this class we will explore the design process and utilize the scientific method to create or improve a new process or product.  Students will create a prototype of their idea and present their project at the end of the semester.

2/15/17 - Creation of prototype for new cubelet



News and Notes for 7th and 8th Grade-  

8th Grade constellation project due 3/24
7th Grade reflection form on Scopes Trial due 3/23

Warm-ups can be found HERE



2017 SPRING SEMESTER

8th - ELECTRICITY 1, 2, 3
        - CIRCUITS
      - Magnetism
        - Intro to Waves
        - Electromagnetic Spectrum
        - WAVES/SOUND
       - DANGEROUS DECIBELS
       - Constellations
       - Earth and Atmosphere
       - Earth's Moon
       - Nutrition
        

        - Extinction
       - Natural Selection
       - Darwin
       -John Scope's Trial
       - Weather
       
        
    FALL 2016
8th - Motion and Forces 



Dec

7th -  Chemistry







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