Charter Schools Home vcsdc01

Mrs. Gretchen Reardon « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar

Fellow Scientists,

I hope you enjoyed your summer vacation and are as excited about the upcoming school year as I am!

It will be very important that you utilize this webpage for weekly agenda information, study tools, important due dates, and access to PDF files of chapter notes and presentations.

Weekly Assignments

 Weekly assignments will be posted on the calendar below each Monday for the week ahead. If you are absent or want a preview of topics/activities that will be covered, click the link “Weekly Agenda.” Lessons covered and activities are subject to change and will be updated accordingly.

Vocabulary/Quizlet

Life science can be a challenging subject with the extensive vocabulary that is involved. Quizlet is an online application that is a great study resource for students. Online flashcards, interactive games and practice quizzes are available through this application and can be accessed for any smart device/tablet. Each chapter’s vocabulary terms have been created for you to use and the links are posted below for utilization. Vocabulary is due the day we take the chapter’s vocabulary test. Vocabulary must be hand-written for credit.

Prezi Presentations

Ch.1.1 - http://prezi.com/rxeagbjypkil/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy&rc=ex0share

Ch. 1.2 - http://prezi.com/j1i58a_znxi0/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

CH. 1.3 - http://prezi.com/iznw7vmpo0hf/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Ch. 1.4 & 1.5 - http://prezi.com/tfyplfqw0c2y/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Ch. 1.6 - http://prezi.com/9reylbut1nkw/?utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=copy

Chapter Tests/Quizzes/Due Dates

You will find all dates for chapter test, quizzes, and project due dates on the calendar below. These items will be located on the day that the assessment will take place or the day the assignment is due. Please refer to the Student Handbook for our policy on late assignments and make up work when you are absent.

Chapter 1 -    Measurement

PDF Files

Each student will be given an outline of the chapter notes for the whole chapter on the day we start covering that topic. If a student loses their copy of the notes it will be their responsibility to print another copy of the notes. PDF files are located in links just above the calendar below.

All content will be presented through Prezi. A link will be posted for each chapter’s presentation and students are encouraged to utilize this presentation at home for study purposes, to copy notes when they are absent and miss a lesson, or have lost their notes and need to re-copy information.

Science Fair – Advanced Students Only

Please see PDF of the project guide below and the calendar for important due dates.

You can already start thinking and observing ideas around you now for a science fair project.  All Honor students are required to complete one, but you will still have a choice if you would like to compete in the actual fair (GOLD Path) or put it together in a power-point (GREEN Path).  Either way you still have to complete an independent investigation.  This project will be majority homework through August to November.  Guidance will be given in class along with due dates.  This investigation must be grade level appropriate and testable (controlled experiment).  All projects must have a real application of how it will help mankind - not just a cool experiment (that's for class stuff).  Below you will find steps that will help you start thinking like a scientist. Enjoy:)

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

Happy Investigating!

Mrs. Reardon


Contact: Gretchen.Reardon@tvcs.org

PDF documents
Life Science Course Syllabus -
Science Fair Project Guide - both paths -
Weekly Participation Rubric -

 September 2014
Previous Month  |  Next Month
SundayMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday

1

2

3

4

5
7th Grade Science - 2.1 + 2.2 Quiz

6

7

8

9
7th Grade Science - Science Fair GREEN AND GOLD Path
7th Grade Science - Science Fair GREEN AND GOLD Path

10
7th Grade Science - 2.3 Quiz

11

12
7th Grade Science - Ch. 2 Test

13

14

15
7th Grade Science - Weekly Assignments

16
7th Grade Science - Science Fair GREEN AND GOLD Path

17

18
7th Grade Science - 3.1 Quiz

19
7th Grade Science - Science Fair Gold Path

20

21

22
7th Grade Science - Weekly Assignments

23

24

25

26
7th Grade Science - 3.2 Quiz

27

28

29
7th Grade Science - Weekly Assignments

30
7th Grade Science - 3.1-3.3 Test





Literal Translation