Wow! The month of August flew by! The start of September
continues with our study of the world of science and further explains
scientific knowledge and the tools that scientistsí use to deepen their
understanding of the natural world that surrounds them. By the end of the unit,
students will understand how scientific knowledge develops through scientific
explanations, societiesí acceptance of these explanations, how science changes,
and how models are used as tools in science to help better understand and
predict changes that we cannot directly observe.
Below, you will also find PDF files of the notes that we take in class and the learning goals for the chapter that we are currently covering. Learning goals packets are given the day we start each chapter and are due the day we take the chapter test.
QUIZLET - use the following link for extra practice of important chapter vocabulary terms
Chapter 2 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_s1lwx
Advanced students need to continue to work on their science fair projects. Please pay close attention to due dates and use the PDF files located above the calendar for useful information. Each student also has a packet of information with examples of each component of the science fair project located in their binders.
I am available after school until 3:30 on Wednesday afternoons for science fair related help. Students must sign-up ahead of time and designate the component that they need help with prior to attending.
Works Cited Creator - http://secondary.oslis.org/cite-sources/mla-secondary-citation
At this website students will be able to access their textbook online as well as additional activities to reinforce what they are learning in the classroom. . One week prior to the chapter tests students will have access to the online chapter practice test. They will have the opportunity to earn bonus points to go towards their actual test scores if they earn an 80 or higher on the online practice test.. Thishis will help them prepare/study for all chapter tests.
Username - last name first initial @tvcs
Password - Buff@107 (for 7th grade)
Online Practice Test Instructions:
1. After successful login, click on Things To Do (top right).
2. The test will be waiting for you one week prior to the test date.