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Fellow Scientists,

During the month of March, students will develop an understanding of what characteristics make an organism living and be able to classify organisms based on observable characteristics. We will also be discussing the process of evolution and how organisms have changed over time. From evolution, we will dive into the world of genetics! This can be a challenging unit for some students as we discuss heredity , chromosomes, and inheritance. They will gain an understanding of how their own physical traits were acquired and be able to also predict which traits are most likely to show by using punnett squares!

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 along with chapter vocabulary.

QUIZLET - use the following link for extra practice of important chapter vocabulary terms

 Chapter 2 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_s1lwx  

Chapter 3.1 - 3.3 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_tl35l 

Chapter 3.4 - 3.5 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_utqm2 

Chapter 4.1 - 4.3 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_wltwr 

Chapter 4.4 - 4.6 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_x335y 

Chapter 5.1-5.2 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_ydz1e 

Chapter 5.3-5.4 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_10dmf5

Chapter 6.1 - 6.2 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_12gnir 

Chapter 7 Vocabulary  - http://quizlet.com/_14v44v 

Chapter 8 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_17i8p4 

Chapter 9 Vocabulary - http://quizlet.com/_195a5y 

ONLINE TEXTBOOK AND BONUS ACTIVITIES  - www.pearsonsuccessnet.com

   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..  This 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.

3.       The score will be sent to me


Contact: Gretchen.Reardon@tvcs.org

PDF documents
7th Life Science Syllabus -
Ch. 9 PPT -
Ch. 9 Study Guide -
Rubric for Participation Grade -

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