Weekly update, 27 February - 3 March
The students have started a new unit, LS5- Evolution. Students will have guided reading activities for fossil evidence and do a collaborative activity that allows them to be paleontologists. Students will be learning to classify living organisms. There will be a notebook check and a mini-assessment on classification on Friday.
Students have received a new grade sheet to monitor their progress. Please know that parents are to sign the grade sheet to acknowledge that the students have a wrote a reflection and stated their goals for the 3rd marking period.
Students are expected to keep a separate notebook for this class, divided into 2 sections for classwork and graded work. Please remind your student to be prepared every day with 3 pens/pencils, loose leaf paper, and materials of your own choosing (erasers, highlighters, etc).
Unit: LS12; DNA and Heredity
1. Explain the structure and role of DNA
2. Distinguish between characteristics that can and cannot be inherited
3. Distinguish between dominant and recessive traits
4. Distinguish between genotype and phenotype
5. Create and use Punnett squares to predict the possible combinations of genes in offspring
6. Identify aspects of genetic engineering and supply examples of applications
7. Describe the historical contributions and significance of discoveries
7th grade science syllabus.docx
PWCS Life Science Curriculum Guide.pdf
1. The end of the marking period is fast approaching. Students and parents can check academic progress by going to the parent portal.
Username- Student # Password- 2 digit month/2 digit day/full year (04062003)
2. Please know that students have the opportunity to make up missing work or recover grades for assessments. .Attached is the recovery permission form.
3. Please encourage your student to keep their notebook and materials well organized. I will do random checks to make sure students are prepared for class. If a student is checked three times as unprepared for class, a lunch detention will be offered with me so the student may use the opportunity to prepare their notebook and materials.
Career day at Saunders will soon be upon us. Any parents who are interested in being presenters should review the attached documents to sign up.
Response form 2017.doc
The students have been introduced to an eagle population in which one egg recently hatched. Harriet is the mother and M15 is the father. Please know that students are encouraged to visit the site to stream live what is happening in the nest, but keep in mind that this is a wildlife setting and students must understand that wildlife actions may occur. Please follow this link if you wish to follow the birth and growth of the eaglets. This aligns with our unit on animal domains and kingdoms.
Should you have any questions, please contact me at ONeillD@pwcs.edu.