Mrs. Prihoda's 7th Science Class

Sealy Jr. High School

Welcome To My 7th Grade Science Class!

The goal of science is to learn and understand general scientific principals that will prepare you to be successful in Science this year and beyond.

Nine Week Outline

1st 9 Weeks - Matter and Energy

2nd 9 Weeks - Organisms and Environments

3rd 9 Weeks - Force, Motion, and Energy

4th 9 Weeks - Earth and Space

Contact Information

If you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me. My conference time is 2nd Period (8:44 - 9:34) everyday.

General Information

Welcome To 7th Grade Science 2019-2020

Sealy Jr. High School


Teacher: Mrs. Prihoda

E-Mail: dprihoda@sealyisd.com

Phone: 979-885-3292 Ext: 5081

Conference Time: 8:44am - 9:34am

Science Remind 101: Please text: 81010 @prihodasci


Pre-AP Science Remind 101: Please text: 81010 @prihodapap


I hope you have had an enjoyable and relaxing summer. Middle school science is organized into three primary courses: Life Science, Earth/Space Science and Physical Science. The following information will help you be successful in science this school year. It will be a fun and exciting journey if you follow the rules and open your mind to the material.


1st Grading Cycle - Matter and Energy

2nd Grading Cycle - Organisms and Environments

3rd Grading Cycle - Force, Motion, and Energy

4th Grading Cycle - Earth and Space




Philosophy

Science is more than just a discipline; it is a way of knowing, thinking and using that knowledge to explain the world around us. Some of you may think that you don't like science, or that it is too hard for you. Others already know that science is one of their favorite classes. I believe that everyone learns by doing. The lessons and activities in my classroom are created to provide you with multiple opportunities for learning in a hands-on, minds-on design.


Materials

$5.00 science lab fee to cover lab supplies/materials

2 plastic folders with pockets and brads

2- one subject spiral notebooks - college ruled

1 package white, ruled 3x5 index cards-100ct

1 - pencil bag (to be kept by student and taken from class to class)

#2 pencils - at least 20

Blue Pens - at least 10

Red Pens - at least 10

2 yellow highlighters

Elmer's Glue

Handheld pencil sharpener

Crayola map pencils - 12 count

Scissors




Grading System

40% Daily Work

60% Major Grades


Homework

Homework will be assigned as reinforcement of regular classroom instruction after concepts and skills have been taught.


Option to Redo Two (2) Daily Grades and One (1) Major Grade Per a 9-Weeks

on which the student makes below a 70. The highest possible grade on a Redo

Daily/Major is a 70.


Redo's will consist of a "Self-Survey". Using your daily/major grade (with missed question numbers), you will complete self survey sentences for EACH question you missed. Remember back, and think through the thoughts that led you to answer the way you did.


Example: For #______ I chose ______ because ____________________________________________________________________________________

The correct answer was ______ because ____________________________________________________________________________________


Classroom Expectations

You will not do anything that will get in the way of your learning or the learning of others. You are expected to participate in laboratories, activities and class projects. You are expected to follow all safety rules.


Our Classroom Rules

In This Classroom

You Are Expected To Learn

S.C.I.E.N.C.E.


Speak with respect to the teacher and your peers.

Come to class on time, ready to learn & with all necessary materials.

Interruptions or rudeness is NOT tolerated. Raise your hand to speak.

Exercise safety and caution when conducting experiments.

No running, yelling or throwing objects. No food or drink in the labs.

Check your work carefully and pay attention to the details.

Explore ideas and concepts. Ask questions to find the right answer.


Conclusion

I want you to be successful in science. I encourage you to participate in class and ask questions. I am looking forward to a very exciting and productive year!


Mrs. Prihoda