2020-2021 School Year

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Hi! Please login to schoology to see all of our assignments, links, and announcements. If you are in quarantine or absent for any reason, you will go to schoology and see all of the assignments that are due when you return. Follow along each day and if you cannot print the handouts write the answers on notebook paper. Email me with any questions. Thanks! Mrs. Gilmore

Week of Oct. 26-30

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This week we will begin our unit on DNA. We will take notes from a powerpoint on Monday and Tuesday and complete a doodle notes on Monday. Wednesday students will do a schools PLP lesson on DNA and a nearpod. Thursday we will have a small “pop” quiz on DNA and begin the DNA Dogs Activity that is due Friday. On Friday we will watch Anastasia Dead or Alive and complete the handout on DNA Forensics. Please go to schoology for all powerpoints, slideshows, handouts, and activities.

All our assignments with links to handouts, slideshows, textbook pdfs, etc. are posted in schoology for each day of the week. Please go to schoology if you are quarantined or absent for any reason to see what you need to do each day.

Week of Oct. 19-23rd 2020

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This week we are studying the process of Meiosis and how it differs from Mitosis. Students will have a quiz on Meiosis on Friday and should study the reading guide we do in class this week as well as play the quizlet game on the nearpod we do in class on Tuesday.

All our assignments with links to handouts, slideshows, textbook pdfs, etc. are posted in schoology for each day of the week. Please go to schoology if you are quarantined to see what you need to do each day.

Week of Oct. 12 – 16th 2020

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All of this is in schoology with all of the links – some links I cannot post here on a public page. I do a blog as well so parents do not have to login and can get an idea about what we are doing for the week. Students can see this same agenda plus have all the active links needed in schoology. Please go to schoology if you are quarantined to see what you need to do each day.

Monday¬† –¬†Today students will complete the nearpod on the intro to the cell cycle. Please enter your last name first and then your first name in this nearpod on the cell cycle.The link to this nearpod is in schoology in this weeks folder.

Cell Cycle Quiz – Friday 

Tuesday –¬†Today you will complete the hard copy I give you of the reading guide using the textbook pdf file in schoology. Remeber page numbers are at the bottom of each page in this textbook file. When you complete this you will login to flocabulary ( link below. where you have an assignment in Science assigned to you ( like you have done before in English). We will check the reading guide tomorrow and the flocabulary lessons are due Thursday.¬†

Cell Cycle Reading Guide that I give you in class ( if you are at home on quarantine you will need to print this. Go to schoology for the link to the textbook.

Picture to Draw on Back of Reading Guide ( Click on this and you will draw it on the back of your reading guide)

Flocabulary.com Lesson ( login with google and click on Science to see your assignment) 

Wednesday – Today in class we will go through a power point on the Cell Cycle and check the reading guide from yesterday. Students will act out the cell cycle in class using props. 

Cell Cycle Powerpoint Slide Show

Cell Cycle Quiz Friday! 

Thursday – Today students will do the chromosocks lab using tube socks and poster board to act out the stages of the cell cycle. We will play a review game for our quiz tomorrow on the cell cycle. 

Friday –¬†¬†Today students will take the Cell Cycle Quiz and will then use the textbook chapter link¬† from Tuesday ( see schoology link) to work on the Mitosis Pick Two Assignment Due Monday.¬†

Mitosis Pick Two

Week of Oct. 5-8 2020

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Instructions for this Week- Read First

Monday –¬†Today we will take the Open Note Bellringer DSQ Test¬† – this is 90 gold points and we have gone over the expectations on this since the first day of school. After the test you will complete the Ed Puzzle in schoology in this weeks folder on Cell transport – Amoeba Sisters. We will check the Cell Transport Reading Guide from last Friday tomorrow. Step 1 – Egg Demonstration. ¬†

Tuesday –¬†We will go over the Reading Guide from Friday for a grade. We will do Day 1 in the Gummy Bear Osmosis Lab. Each row will be a group and measure and weigh a gummy bears to put in different solutions. We will observe our results and re-measure and weigh the bears again tomorrow and complete the accompanying lab sheet.¬†Day 2 Egg Demonstration.

Gummy Bear Day 1 Labsheet

Wednesday –¬†We will review cell transport and complete Day 2 of the lab and fill in the blanks on the labsheet.¬†See me for the day 2 labsheet. Day 3 Egg Demonstration.

Thursday¬† –¬†End of the nine weeks! Today we will watch Louis Pasteur Video and complete the questions afterward and discuss.¬†See me to get a copy of this handout. Day 4 Egg Demonstration.

Friday – No School Teacher Workday

Week of Sept 28-Oct 2, 2020

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Hi! All of this is also posted in Schoology. There are a few handouts that I could not post here but they are available in Schoology. If you are absent please check schoology for these handouts.

Monday –Today we worked on a study guide in class and then went over it. Students are to complete the last question ( a 5 sentence discussion question) by Wed. to be graded. We then played a gimkit review game.¬†Cell Test Wednesday!¬†Study all pages in your binder from pgs 7-15¬†

Cell Study Guide

Tuesday¬† –¬†Students will complete a nearpod with review games and a short organelle riddle quiz built into the nearpod. The link will be available in Schoology on Tuesday.¬†Cell Test Tomorrow ! Study all pages in your binder from pgs 7-15¬†

Wednesday¬† –Students will take the Cell Test in class. Classwork after the test to be completed for HW – Cell Review Color By Number Jack-o-Lantern ( See Schoology if you are absent for this handout – I cannot post it here!.)¬†Open Note DSQ Bellringer Test on Monday!

Thursday¬† –¬†Students will complete this nearpod with the teacher ( if you are absent you will use this link to do in student mode¬†¬†¬†Nearpod – Thursday¬† ) and then write the notes into this notesheet on Passive and Active Transport( see schoology for this handout – I cannot post it here! )

Friday¬† –Students will work on the Reading Guide on Cell Transport. This is due Tuesday. Use the pdf file of the textbook chapter to answer these questions on the worksheet I give you in class. ( you can print this out or write the answers on a sheet of notebook paper if you are at home)¬† See schoology for the Cell Textbook Chapter – I cannot post it here!

Cell Transport Reading Guide

Open Note DSQ Bellringer Test on Monday! Make sure you have all entries ( in the binder in the front of my room  – I do not list online) numbered and both the question and the answer written. 

Week of Sept 21-25 2020

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Monday – Students completed a microscope rotation lab today in class. We will go over any stations not visited on Wednesday.

Tuesday РStudents will complete a Cell Organelles Nearpod ( see Schoology  РTuesday in  this weeks folder for link)

Wednesday – We will go over the microscope lab ( see Schoology on Wed.¬† for the virtual lab answers)¬† and work on “Cell City” together in class.

Cell City Analogy

Thursday – Work on your own Cell Analogy Story and share with the class. Begin “Cell Job Application” ( find handout in Schoology)

Friday – Work on Cell Job Application in class today ( due Monday)!

TEST ON THE CELL NEXT WEDNESDAY 9/30!

ROLL TIDE AND HAVE  A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Week of August 31- Sept. 4

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Hi! Please go to schoology for daily assignments and extra copies of handouts. This week we are studying the characteristics of life and the disproving of the theory of spontaneous generation. Don’t forget your comic strips on Pasteur or Redi are due in class on Tues ( A Group) or Thurs ( B Goup). The comic strip templates were handed out in class this week. Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Week of Aug 24th – 28th 2020

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Hi! Please go to Schoology for all of your assignments, daily instructions, handouts, and review materials.

This week we are reviewing the Scientific Method and Science Skills. We are practicing picking out the variables in an experiment ( independent/manipulating, dependent/responding, constants/controlled variables).

Also -a reminder we are having our first quiz on Friday for B-Group and Monday for A- Group. The quiz is on Science Skills and the Scientific Method. You were sent a message through Schoology about this which lists all the materials you need to study.

Monday Aug 17 – Friday Aug 21

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Hi! This week we will be learning about skills scientists use! We will be using Chromebooks in class on Tuesday and Friday and you can bring your own device to use on those days if you wish. Our focus will be on Science Skills and the Scientific Method. We will practice using the skills scientists use and also learn how to pick out the variables as well as the groups in a scientific experiment. Please refer to schoology for videos and instructions from me on the days you are remote. You will use the handouts I give you each week both at home and the days you are in class so remember to bring those with you in your science binder each week. Our DSQ Questions (bellringers you do in the composition notebook) will only be done on the days you are in class -so only two a week for now.

Welcome Back!

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Welcome back to the 2020-2021 school year. I look forward to our year in 7th grade Life Science! You will access your assignments through Schoology, but I will post general announcements and summaries of our week here.

How do you access Schoology? Go to http://shelbyed.schoology.com and use your Google Account to login.

What is my google account login info?

Your username is firstname.lastname@shelbyed.org (make sure you use you legal name)

Your password is ####-Scs (the four numbers are the last 4 digits of your S number in iNow.

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