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 Phone (815) 469-4330

  Principal

Principal: Dr. Daniel C. Pierson
Assistant Principal: Mr. Colin Bradley

  School Hours

Office Hours: 7:25am - 3:55pm
School Hours: 7:50am - 2:20pm


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Hi! Welcome to 7th Grade Science. I look forward to meeting all of you and exploring the wonderful world of Biology!

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This week in class


MON

DECEMBER 11, 2017

3 – HEREDITY

3.1 – MENDEL AND HIS PEAS

  • What is the relationship between traits and heredity?
  • What is the difference between dominant and recessive traits?
 

MAIN IDEA/DETAIL NOTES

  1. HOOK:  Heredity Video Clip
  2. MITOSIS QUIZ
  3. Main Idea/Detail Notes – 3.1
  4. HOMEWORK:   Vocabulary Chapter 3 in Glossary Section of 3 Subject Notebook due Wednesday.

TUES

DECEMBER 12, 2017

S.T.E.M. PROJECT

  • How do I design a catapult to launch the furthest marshmallow?
 

CATAPULT LAUNCH

  1. Students launch their catapults and record their distance.
  2. Finish up 3.1 – Main Idea/Detail Notes
  3. HOMEWORK:  Vocabulary 3 due Wednesday

DRA 3.1


WEDS

DECEMBER 13, 2017

HEREDITY INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK

3.1 – MENDEL AND HIS PEAS

  • What is heredity?
  • What is dominant and recessive traits?

 

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK ACTIVITIES

  1. HOOK:  Set up Interactive Notebook
  2. Check Homework - Check in Vocab 3 
  3. Check DRA 3.1 
  4. Work of Gregor Mendel Notes
  5. Dominant and Recessive Traits discussed
  6. HOMEWORK:  Facebook Page of Gregor Mendel

QUIZ ON GREGOR MENDEL THURSDAY

 


THURS

DECEMBER 14, 2017

3.1 – MENDEL AND HIS PEAS

DOOHICKEY BUG PROJECT

  • What are dominant and recessive traits?
  • What are phenotypes and genotypes?
  • I can tell you what dominant and recessive traits are.
  • I can you what phenotypes and genotypes are.

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOKS

  1.  HOOK:  Video Clip on Dominant and Recessive Traits
  2.  QUIZ ON GREGOR MENDEL
  3.  Doohickey Bug using dominant and recessive traits.
  4.  Students flip pennies to see what dominant trait they     receive and what recessive trait they receive to create their Doohickey Bug.
  5. NO HOMEWORK

FRI

DECEMBER 15, 2017

HEREDITY VIDEO

  • What are genes?
  • What are dominant and recessive traits?
  • What are phenotypes and genotypes?
 

CELL VIDEO WITH QUESTIONS

 

 

HEREDITY VIDEO WITH QUESITONS

NO HOMEWORK - ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!

 

 


Newsletter

Dear Parents/Guardians,
Hi!  Hope you all are doing well and your child is enjoying 7th grade this year.  We just spent a wonderful morning watching “A Christmas Carol”.  Drury Lane put on a beautiful production of the play and our students were so well behaved.   We are all so proud of them!\
We have been busy in science class completing labs, compiling data, and using various note taking strategies in class.  The students are doing a fabulous job!  We are just finishing up Chapter 2 on Diffusion and Osmosis.  The Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab tied in these main concepts.  This lab will be due on Tuesday, December 5. 
We will then move on to Chapter 3 – Heredity.  Along with this unit comes loads of amazing projects – “Frosty Phenotypes” – “Alien Babies” – Punnett Squares. The students will be learning about genotypes and phenotypes.  They will know the difference between a dominant and recessive gene are.   It is a very interesting unit as we study genetics. 
If you would like to know what is coming up each week, please check out my teacher page under “This Week in Class”.  Any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. 
Enjoy this festive time of year.
Warmly,
Mrs. Susan Hartley
815-469-4330 Ext 164
shartley@summithill.org




Important Dates

  • November 16, 2017 : Chapter 1 Cells Test
    Use your book, your study guide, and your interactive notebook (3 subject spiral) to study!
  • December 1, 2017 : Field Trip to see "A Christmas Carol" at Drury Lane, Oak Brook, IL
    Students - PLEASE REMEMBER to bring a morning snack, a regular bagged lunch for the day, and dress up for the occasion.


Video List

Introduction to Cells

Get introduced to the amazing world of cells and how they play such a vital role in our body.
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Introduction to Genetics

Explore heredity with genotypes and phenotypes. Discover how genetics plays a role in how you look, act, think, and learn.
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Photosynthesis Video

Discover what photosynthesis is and what role it plays in plants.
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Introduction to the Characteristics of Life

Discover an overview of life on our beautiful planet.
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