Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the 2 column notes from class yesterday.

2. We taped the brain pop activity sheet from yesterday to page 9 in the student ISNs.

3. We did a drawing on ISN page 10 to contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

4. We did a Venn diagram on ISN page 11 to contrast plant and animal cells (using prior knowledge as well as the green science book page 73 as a reference).

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Brain pop activity sheet (true/false, label a cell diagram, and Venn diagram of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells)

2. We watched the brain pop video again to help complete the activity sheet.

3. Read article about prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

4. 2 column notes on ISN page 8 (8 questions)

Monday, August 18, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Cells unit pre-test (20 multiple choice questions)

2. Cells cover page in ISN (page 7)

3. Brain Pop Video: Cells

4. Brain Pop Quiz on Cells video

Thursday, August 14, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished discussing the bikini bottom activity from yesterday.

2. We started a new practice sheet with the scientific method. We finished with a few of the examples in class, and will continue tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Students set up a glossary in their ISNs. If you were absent and need help, let me know.

2. We did a practice sheet that reviewed the scientific method.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Set up ISNs (7th grade science cover page, table of contents, introduction to science cover page, and numbered pages to 11)

2. We did a power point on the scientific method and students took notes on a note-taker sheet.

3. We glued the note-taker to ISN page 4.

Monday, August 11, 2014


Welcome new Spartans! We are beginning what I know will be another great school year! I am looking forward to getting to know each of you and learning together.

First, for my class you will need the following supplies:

---Composition book (stays in my classroom)

---Pencils (bring every day)

---Paper (bring every day)

---Some type of folder (to keep important science papers in)

---Twistables (bring every day)

You have my email address (you wrote it in your planner), so if you have any questions throughout the year about my class, please feel free to use it.

This week we will be learning about the scientific method. Make sure you come to class every day because we will be using the scientific method all year long in my class!

Make sure you have your supplies and bring them to class. If you are not able to get the supplies requested, please talk with me privately or email me because I have some that were donated at the end of the year last year that I can give you. Slightly used, but still better than nothing! :)

I hope you all enjoy my class this year and learn a lot about our world.

Monday, May 19, 2014


This week, we begin K-PREP testing at school. Here is the schedule:

Reading A, Reading B

No School (Election Day)

Reading C, Math A

Math B, Math C

Science A, Science B

No School (Memorial Day)

Science C

Friday, May 16, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the Force Arrow Diagrams from yesterday. Students who had them done at the beginning of class received a reward for being responsible.

2. We worked on them for about 5 minutes to finish up, and then students glued them onto page 109 in their ISNs.

3. We did a testing power point that covered which tests were which days, how to prepare, how to be successful, and why the test is important. At the end, students were given the opportunity to ask questions about the test.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We discussed the stations from Tuesday about Newton's Laws.

2. We did Force Arrow Diagrams where students drew 7 different situations where motion was involved, then drew the arrows to show the directions of the forces at work on the object. We did the first 3 together, then students finished the paper on their own with 4 of their own examples. Students who finished turned their work in the wire tray, and students who did not finish were to take them home to finish them.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished talking about Newton's Laws of Motion by watching the brain pop video and taking the quiz.

2. We also finished the yellow graphic organizer on Newton's Laws.

3. We updated the ISNs by taping the blue foldable about heat transfer on page 107, then we put the yellow graphic organizer on page 108.

4. We practiced classifying various events as Newton's first, second, and third law.

Monday, May 12, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the foldables from Friday on Conduction, Convection, and Radiation.

2. Students received their graded extended response from the test last week. We discussed the correct answers and students were given an opportunity to ask questions about their scores.

3. We watched a Brain Pop video about Newton's 3 Laws of Motion.

4. During the video, students took notes on a graphic organizer about the three laws.

Friday, May 9, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. We finished the energy stations from yesterday and went over the answers.

2. We taped the "Forms of Energy Notes" from yesterday to page 106.

3. Students read about the three methods of heat transfer: conduction, convection, and radiation. The reading selections were from the orange science book (page 436) and the blue science book (page 439-440).

4. Students created a foldable about conduction, convection, and radiation. The foldable was a tri-fold (three sections) and had one of the words at the top of each section. Students were asked to write 5 definitions/facts/examples under each topic and then draw an illustration at the bottom of the page.

Thursday, May 8, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work: We finished the bottom of the Kinetic and Potential Energy paper, then discussed it. We taped it to page 104 in the ISNs.

2. Students viewed a power point on energy transformations and took notes on a note-taker sheet. These papers were collected at the end of class.

3. Students worked with a partner at 7 energy stations. Each station had a different example of one form of energy being transferred to another kind. Students had to identify what was being transferred to what. Answers were recorded on page 105.
(Example: A fan is electrical energy being transferred to mechanical energy.)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


Here's what we did today:

1. Bell Work: We made a cover page for "Energy" on page 103.

2. We watched a brain pop video on energy sources. During the video, students took notes.

3. We took the brain pop quiz as a class.

4. We reviewed Potential and Kinetic energy (on the back of the notes sheet) with some practice in identification.