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First Nine-Weeks Study Guide

7th Grade Life Science/May
First Nine-Weeks Overview
Exam: Thursday, Sept. 28th, 2017

1. Entry 1: General lab safety rules.  [Wafting, washing hands, clean up spills, follow directions,  no horseplaying, proper attire (hair up, closed toed shoes, no long sleeves, goggles, apron), no food/drink/gum, cut away from your body)
2. Entry 2: Lab Equipment: Identify and Function
Test Tubes, Microscope, Thermometer, Probe, Scalpel, Forceps, Petri Dish, Depression slide, microscope slide, coverslip, Dissecting pan, dissecting pins, graduated cylinder, beaker
3. Entry 2: What is a meniscus?
4. Entry 3: Measure length/width.
5. Entry 4: Read a thermometer.
6.  Entry 5: Read a Graduated cylinder.
7. Entry 8: Levels of organization (in order).
8.  Entry 9: Four types of tissue
9.  Entry 7 & 11: Human Body Systems & Functions
10.  Entry 7 & 11: Name an example of an organ/structure associated with each system.

Donor’s Choose Project: Sheep Brains

I have created a Donor’s Choose project for our classroom.  This project is asking for donations for sheep brains to dissect. Sheep brains are costly and this is why I am asking for donations.  However, if this project is funded students will be able to see firsthand the main structure of the nervous system: the brain. I ask that you share with family and friends!  No donation is too small!

Registration 2017-2018

Dear Parents, 

As you may recall, we will be using a program called SchoolMint for completing registration forms for next school year. Your child should be bringing home a letter, attached to the student’s progress report, with instructions on how you can begin completing these new online forms. Each child has been assigned a unique Code that you will need when setting up your SchoolMint account. Please remember to ask your child for the letter. If it becomes lost, please contact the school at (205) 682-6610.​

Cell Organelles! Mile-A-Minute Review


Parents and Students-

During class on Wednesday (01/18), students reviewed their cell organelle functions by playing Mile-a-Minute.  Students viewed key words/statements on the screen and had their partner guess which cell organelle correctly matched the description.  It was a great way to review and help them learn their organelles!

Practice at home, by viewing the PowerPoint presentation!