I found these labeling the skeleton games. This would be a great tool to use to help students learn the main bones of the skeleton.
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.
Students received on Wednesday, Sept. 13th this awesome list of prefixes/suffixes compiled by Biology Junction. This is meant to be a reference page in their notebook to help them determine meanings based on the word’s prefixes and suffixes.
Such as: Biology
“Bio-” means life or living
“-logy” means study of
Therefore, biology means “study of life.”
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! https://www.donorschoose.org/project/promote-stem-education/2744864/
Here are the Lab Equipment notes. Students were given the name of the piece of equipment and picture. Students wrote the description of the function during class.
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.
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!
Parents and Students-
I have found that students at this grade level don’t know how to study and lack the skill set so, below you will find a link to a website that gives six learning strategies that will help your child study better.
Life Science Exam will be on Tuesday, December 13th!