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Dear Parents and Students,

The 2014-2015 school year is here and I have a feeling it is going to be the best year yet! You will find a pdf of my course syllabus below. I will go over this with students in detail during class. Please review this syllabus with your child and sign and return the acknowledgment form. You will also find a pdf of my rubric for scoring student participation grades. These grades are given weekly and are in line with my class expectations. 

Please read below for important information that will help you be successful in science class.

7th Grade Science Supply List:

� 1� Binder with pocket dividers

� 2 Packs of Loose Leaf Lined Paper

� Pencils, Pens, Highlighters

  • Disinfectant Wipes

**Advanced Science Students Only: Composition Notebook

Independent Science Project:  2014-2015

Science Fair....Question?  Where to start? Great ideas are located in news articles.  Look below for some interesting topics.  Read and find something that interests you that could be formed into a controlled experiment (that you can do).  Remember it must have a real application of how to help mankind - not just a cool experiment (we do those in class:).  Students will all be requiredto complete a science fair project appropriate for their grade level if they are in an Advanced Science course.  However, they are allowed to pick a path or depending on the topic their teacher will select their path GREEN or GOLD.  GREEN path will complete their investigation with a power-point and present to their teacher.  GOLD path will complete their investigation with a notebook, tri-board, and present to judges from the community.  The GOLD path will require more comittment from the students, but will also provide many great rewards.  Please view the checklist/due date PDF below for both paths. 

https://student.societyforscience.org/additional-science-resources?pid=310

http://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students

https://www.sciencenews.org/

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/

More Science Fair HELP - If you are really struggling to get started or have no idea what science fair is all about, then please read through the material below.

How to think like a scientist...https://student.societyforscience.org/how-think-scientist

It all starts with an idea..https://student.societyforscience.org/it-all-starts-idea

The basics...https://student.societyforscience.org/basics

Feed you brain...https://student.societyforscience.org/feed-your-brain

Terms you should know...https://student.societyforscience.org/glossary-research-terms

AND MORE Science Fair HELP -  go to science buddies and take the interest survey...http://www.sciencebuddies.org/

Contact: Gretchen.Reardon@tvcs.org

PDF documents
7th Life Science Syllabus -
Ch. 1 Ppt NOTES -
Ch.1 Learning Goals Rubric -
Rubric for Participation Grade -
Science Fair Checklist - GOLD -
Science Fair Checklist - GREEN PATH -
Science Fair Project Guide - GOLD path -
Science Fair Rough Plan - START HERE :) -

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