Science & Health
Update for Parents & Guardians for RJMS Grade 7 Students
7th Grade Science
Last week, students learned about the difference between sexual and asexual reproduction. This topic lead students to the current unit of study - GENETICS! I usually notice that genetics is my students' favorite unit. I hope it is theirs too! In this unit, we will explore dominant and recessive traits, Punnett squares, and we will continue learning about heredity and traits.
We are half way through the school year, and the most exciting units are still to come! That said, the work is not getting any easier. My expectations are still the same since day one. My grading policy is 40% Assessments (Exit Tickets & Quizzes), 40% Labs & Activities, and 10% Leadership. I am also usually available 9th period when the students are available to get help. I am here to help and I want to help!
Students just started my favorite unit! Genetics! Students used colored pieces of cereal to track traits being passed on between generations in the Generations of Traits Activity. Educational AND edible!
Students debated over the de-extinction of the woolly mammoth. Team "Jurassic Park" won overall... This means that students were AGAINST bringing back the mammoth.
Edible DNA Model
I had to steal this picture because I didn't take pictures this day! These were the edible DNA models!