7th Grade Science

Mr. Murphy - Swartz Creek Middle School

Contact Info:

Dan Murphy


Phone: 591-1731

E-mail: dmurphy@swcrk.org

Daily Planner 6/13 - 6/15

Monday -

FINAL EXAM - 1ST HOUR


Tuesday -

FINAL EXAM - 3RD AND 4TH HOURS


Wednesday -

FINAL EXAM - 5TH AND 6TH HOURS



Daily Planner 6/6 - 6/10

Monday -

*Bell work - Label these parts of a wave: Crest, Trough, Amplitude, Wavelength, Midline

*Weekend Discussion

*7th grade party and Kona Ice discussion - Party is tomorrow

*Collect Earth Science Brochure

*Final Exam Review


Tuesday -

*NO BELL WORK

*Locker clean out

*7th grade party with Kona Ice


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Describe the Doppler Effect.

*Finish exam review.


Thursday -

*Bell work - Sexual vs. Asexual Reproduction

*Exam Review Jeopardy Game Part 1


Friday -

*List the waves of the Electromagnetic Spectrum in order from low energy to high energy.

*Weekend/Summer conversation

*Pass back graded assignments

*Exam Review Jeopardy Game Part 2

Daily Planner 5/30 - 6/3

Monday -

NO SCHOOL


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What percent of the Earth is covered in water?

*Weekend discussion

*Quiz Makeups

*Start creating you Earth Science Brochure.


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Name the two parts of the Mantle and the two parts of the core.

*Work on Earth Science Brochure - Due Tomorrow at the end of the hour.


Thursday -

*Bell work - What are the solstices and equinoxes?

*Weekend discussion

*Finish working on Earth Science Brochure - Due Today


Friday -

NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner 5/23 - 5/27

Monday -

*Bell work - What are the four branches of Earth Science?

*What is Earth Science PowerPoint and discussion

*Read Earth Science magazine and take notes for brochure.


Tuesday -

*Bell work - Mrs. Hart's pool problem

*1st Hour - Honors assembly

*3rd - 6th Hours - Bill Nye Videos (Atmosphere and Wind)

*Take quality notes for you Earth Science Brochure


Wednesday - (Substitute Teacher)

*Bell work - List the three zones of the Earth.

*Bill Nye (Greatest discoveries is Earth Science

*Take notes for ES Brochure


Thursday -

*Bell work - What are the three processes of the water cycle?

*Bill Nye (Earthquakes and The Planets)

*Take notes of ES Brochure


Friday -

*Bell work - List the planets in order going away from the sun.

*Weekend discussion

*Pass back papers

*Study for quiz

*Earth Science quiz

Daily Planner 5/16 - 5/20

Monday - (Substitute Teacher)

*Bell work - What did you do this weekend?

*Continue working on final draft of Chemistry Cartoon - Due Thursday


Tuesday - (M-STEP Testing Group A)

*NO BELL WORK

*1ST - 4TH Hours - The Sun and The Seasons videos in Mrs. Fillios' Class

*5th and 6th Hours - Finish watching Wall-E


Wednesday - (M-STEP Testing Group B)

*NO BELL WORK

*All Hours - The Sun and The Seasons Videos in my room


Thursday -

*Bell work - What causes the season to change on Earth?

*1st, 4th and 6th Hours - Play CHEMO

*2nd and 3rd Hours - Career Fair

*5th Hour - Citizenship assembly


Friday - (Substitute Teacher)

*NO BELL WORK

*Watch Bill Nye videos - Pollution Solution and Climates

*Take notes for your Earth Science Brochure.

Daily Planner 5/9 - 5/13

Monday -

*Bell work - What happens when an exothermic reaction is reversed?

*Weekend discussion

*Marshmallow Challenge


Tuesday - (M-STEP Testing Group A)

*NO BELL WORK

*1ST - 4TH Hours - Water Cycle and Stroms video in Mrs. Fillios' Class

*5th and 6th Hours - Watch Wall-E


Wednesday - (M-STEP Testing Group B)

*NO BELL WORK

*All Hours - Water Cycle and Storms video in my room.



Thursday -

*Bell work - Compare the three states of matter.

*Read 253-254 and discuss as a class

*Go over Chemistry Cartoon rubric

*Work on Chemistry Cartoon rough draft


Friday -

*Bell work - What is: Melting, Freezing, Vaporization, Condensation

*Weekend discussion

*Get Chemistry Cartoon rough draft stamped

*Start Final draft of Chemistry Cartoon

Daily Planner 5/2 - 5/6

Monday - Substitute Teacher

*NO BELL WORK

*Balancing Act WKS

*Balancing Equations Practice WKS


Tuesday -

*Bell Work -

Al + 33O2 --> Al2O33

N2 + H2 --> NH3

CH4 + O2 + O2 --> CO2 + H2O + H2O

*Weekend discussion

*Completion check of yesterdays two worksheets

*Go over worksheets and get ready for tomorrows quiz


Wednesday -

*Bell work - How does a chemical equation show the conservation of mass?

*10 minutes of study time before the quiz

*Balancing equations quiz

*Pg. 84 #'s 1-5


Thursday -

*Bell work - Pg. 84 1-5 (If you did not complete this assignment yesterday)

*Wellness Wednesday discussion

*Go over and discuss pg. 84

*Go over, correct and discuss yesterdays quiz



Friday -

*Bell work - What's the difference between an exothermic and an endothermic reaction?

*Weekend and Mother's Day discussion

*Play 2 games of CHEMO

*25X5 card

Daily Planner 4/25 - 4/29

Monday -

*Bell work - Would you expect Strontiuim (Sr) to be more like Potassium (K) or Bromine (Br)? Why?

*Weekend discussion

*Discuss the periodic table basics worksheet

*Start periodic table basics worksheet


Tuesday -

*Bell work - Page 35 #'s 8-18

*Continue working on periodic table basics worksheet


Wednesday -

*Bell work - 2Na + MgF2 --> 2NaF + Mg List all the elements involved in the equation and tell me how many atoms are present of each element.

*Balancing equations discussion and examples.

*Finish and turn in Periodic Table assignment - Quiz grade


Thursday -

*Bell work - Mg + 2HCl --> Mgcl2 + H2

*Watch Balancing Chemical Equations Video

*Do multiple example of balancing equations


Friday - (Substitute Teacher)

*Bell work -

Cl2 + NaBr -->NaCl + Br2

H2 + N2 --> NH3

Na + Br2 __> NaBr

*Weekend discussion

*Watch Bill Nye - Physical and Chemical Changes and take 10 notes

Daily Planner 4/18 - 4/22

Monday -

*Bell work - What is the most common element in the universe?

*Weekend discussion

*Pass back corrected papers

*Go over Periodic Table Puns WKS

*Assign: Atomic Basics WKS

*Go over Atomic Basics WKS

*Quiz tomorrow.


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What organizing method did Mendeleev use when putting the periodic table together?

*Transition fire drill discussion

*Type 1 Activity - Element symbols

*Atomic Structure Quiz


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Find atomic #, protons and electrons - Ag+2, Au-3, O+5, S-2, Ti+2, Na-4.

*Wellness Wednesday discussion

*Go over and discuss Atomic Structure quiz

*Electron configuration discussion and WKS

*Start Periodic Table Puzzle WKS


Thursday - (EARLY RELEASE DAY)

*Bell work - Create a Bohrs model of these elements: Al, F, Cl

*Play CHEMO

*Work on Periodic Table Puzzle WKS -If we have time


Friday -

*Bell work - What are the 3 main classes of elements in the periodic table?

*Weekend discussion

*Go over and discus electron configuration wks

*Play CHEMO

Daily Planner 4/11 - 4/15

Monday -

*Bell work - Three things you did over spring break.

*Collect Chap. 1 Vocab

*Atomic structure PowerPoint

*Atoms family album packet


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What three particles make up an atom and what charge do they have?

*Review atomic structure PowerPoint

*Finish atom family album packet - due today

*Periodic table puns wks


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Find the: Atomic #, Atomic Mass, # of protons, # of neutrons, # of electrons for Sulfur and Oxygen.

*Wellness Wednesday discussion

*Pass back corrected work

*New assigned seats

*Create CHEMO Board


Thursday -

*Bell work - Atomic mass number: The number of ________ and ________ in an atoms nucleus.

*Finish CHEMO Board and turn in

*Work on Periodic Table Puns WKS


Friday -

Daily Planner 3/28 - 4/1

Monday -

*NO BELL WORK

*Weekend discussion

*Collect: Pg. 125 #'s 1-26

*Chap. 4 TEST

*Collect: Meiosis drawing


Tuesday - SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

*NO BELL WORK

*Watch "Greatest Discoveries with Bill Nye: Chemistry"

*Take 15 notes during video


Wednesday - SUBSTITUTE TEACHER

*NO BELL WORK

*Watch "Worlds Best: Magnificent Beasts"

*Take 2 notes per animal


Thursday -

*NO BELL WORK

*Chapter 1 vocab in Chemical Interactions book

*Conference with students about test scores


Friday -

*NO BELL WORK

*Go over Chap. 3 TEST

*Silly Putty Lab


ENJOY YOUR SPRING BREAK!

Daily Planner 3/21 - 3/24

Monday -

*Bell work - What is a gamete?

*Weekend discussion

*Finish:

1. Page 115 & 122 #'s 1-5cs

2. 4.2 Reading study guide

3. Trait survey graphs

*Start - Chap. 4 Vocab WKS


Tuesday -

*Bell work - How does the genetic material of offspring produced by sexual reproduction compare with the genetic material of the parents?

*Collect: Pg. 115 & 122, trait graphs.

*Go over and discuss 4.2 RSG

*Meiosis video (8 min)

*Discuss Meiosis I and Meiosis II

*Start Meiosis drawing


Wednesday - (substitute teacher)

*Bell work - What happens to a parent cell during telophase I?

*4.2 RSG

*Pg 125 1-26


Thursday -

*Bell work - How are Mitosis and Meiosis alike and different?

*Weekend discussion

*Finish unfinished work

1. Meiosis Drawing

2. Pg. 125 1-26

3. Chap 4 vocab wks


Friday -

GOOD FRIDAY - NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner 3/14 - 3/18

Monday -

*Bell work - List three inherited traits.

*Weekend discussion

*Collect - Lab write up and chapter 4 vocab

*Read pg. 101 - 107

*Go over and discuss the reading

*Look at 4.1 PowerPoint

*Answer and talk about Pg. 107 1-5 as a class


Tuesday - (Early Release Day)

*Bell work - Describe: phenotype

*Reminder about test retake tomorrow at lunch

*Review and discuss 4.1 PowerPoint

*Assign: 4.1 RSG


Wednesday -

*Bell work - When would a recessive trait be expressed in the phenotype?

*Finish 4.1 RSG

*Go over and discuss RSG

*Read pages 110 - 115

*Discuss important points in reading

*Start "An inventory of my traits - survey"


Thursday -

*Bell work - What are two ways you can express a probability?

*4.2 Reading Study Guide

*Read pages 117 - 122

*Pg. 115 #'s 1-5 and Pg. 122 #'s 1-5


Friday -

*Bell work - Can a punnett square tell you the specific outcome of a genetic cross? Why or why not?

*Weekend discussion

*Discuss the proper way to set of a graph when graphing data.

*Graph "class inventory of traits"

Daily Planner 3/7 - 3/11

Monday -

*Bell work - What is a bud?

*Weekend discussion

*Chad Varga and Project Unify Assembly discussion

*Pass back papers

*Go over and correct Chap. 3 vocab WKS

*Finish 3.1 & 3.3 Guided Notes


Tuesday - (substitute teacher)

*Bell work - Describe the process of regeneration in a starfish.

*Pg. 95 1-29

*3.2 & 3.3 Quiz packet - not taken as a quiz grade

*Chap. 3 Test tomorrow


Wednesday -

*Bell work - How do cells share genetic material?

*Collect pg. 95 1-29 and 3.3/3.3 quiz packet

*Chap. 3 TEST

*Start Chap. 4 vocab


Thursday -

*Bell work - list as many step of the scientific method as you can.

*Scientific method PowerPoint refresher

*Go over and discuss experiment write up rubric

*Wonka chocolate prompt


Friday -

*Bell work - Define: Independent Variable and Dependent Variable

*Weekend discussion

*Go over Chap. 3 TEST

*Work on completing:

1. Lab write up

2. Chap. 4 Vocab

3. Any missing assignments

Daily Planner 2/29 - 3/4

Monday -

*Bell work - What are the 4 steps of mitosis?

*Leap year discussion

*Weekend discussion

*8 Min video about the cell cycle

*Finish the steps of mitosis drawings

*3.2 Guided notes wks


Tuesday -

*SNOW DAY


Wednesday -

*SNOW DAY


Thursday -

*Bell work - What happens to a cell after cytokinesis?

*Completion check of 3.2 guided notes

*Type 1 writing - 3.3 terms

*Cell cycle quiz

*Read 3.3



Friday -

*Bell work - List 2 differences between asexual and sexual reproduction.

*Weekend discussion

*Chapter 3 Vocab WKS

*3.1 & 3.3 guided notes

Daily Planner 2/22 - 2/26

Monday - (Substitute teacher)

*No bell work

*Read 3.2

*3.2 RSG

*Pg. 78 1-5

*Pg. 85 1-4


Tuesday -

*Bell work - How are daughter cells like the parent cell?

*Weekend discussion

*Collect - 3.2 RSG, Pg. 78 & Pg. 85

*Type 2 Quiz - Cell cycle

*Cell cycle PowerPoint

*Draw the 4 stages of mitosis.


Wednesday -

SNOW DAY


Thursday -

SNOW DAY


Friday -

SNOW DAY

Daily Planner 2/15 - 2/19

Monday -

*NO SCHOOL


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What is DNA?

*Weekend discussion

*Go over Chap. 2 TEST - RETAKE IS TOMORROW

*Read 3.1

*3.1 Guided notes


Wednesday - (Early Release Day)

*Bell work - What is the relationship between DNA and chromosomes?

*Collect 3.1 heading notes

*Assign: 3.1 RSG as a partner quiz


Thursday -

*Bell work - Describe how the number of cells in a multicellular organism changes as the organism grows.

*Pass back corrected papers

*Go over and discuss 3.1 RSG

*Type 1 writing - 3.1 & 3.2 terms

*3.1 Quiz


Friday -

*Bell work - What role does cell division play in the healing of the body?

*Collect bell work sheets

*Weekend discussion

*Mythbusters video

*Citizenship assembly

Daily Planner 2/8 - 2/12

Monday -

*Bell work - Passive transport vs. Active transport

*Collect last weeks bell work

*Weekend discussion

*Michigan State Police presentation discussion

*Chap. 2 vocab WKS - Homework if not completed in class

*If time left - Start Pg. 67 1-27 just answers

*TEST WEDNESDAY


Tuesday -

*Bell work - Exocytosis vs. Endocytosis

*Completion check of Chap. 2 vocab WKS

*Work on pg. 67 1-27. Homework if not completed in class

*Go over and discuss Chap. 2 vocab WKS

*2.3 QUIZ


Wednesday -

*No bell work

*Completion check of pg. 67 1-27

*Go over and discuss pg. 67

*Chap. 2 TEST


Thursday -

*Bell work - What are your plans for the long weekend?

*Weekend discussion

*Chap. 2 Test makeup

*Conference with me about Chap. 2 test score and current grade.

*Chap. 3 Vocab log - Due today


Friday -

NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner Feb. 1 - Feb. 5

Monday -

*Bell work - How do cells use carbohydrates and lipids?

*Get new assigned seats

*Weekend discussion

*Read 2.2 and discuss

*2.2 Heading notes


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What are the three products of cellular respiration?

*Finish 2.2 heading notes (10 min)

*Partner up and complete 2.2 RSG

*Go over and discuss 2.2 RSG

*2.2 QUIZ


Wednesday -

*Bell work - How is photosynthesis important to life on Earth?

*Read and discuss pages 56-63.

*2.3 PowerPoint notes and discussion


Thursday -

*Bell work - Describe osmosis.

*Quick review of diffusion and osmosis.

*Finish 2.3 PowerPoint notes and discussion

*Complete 2.3 RSG together.


Friday -

*No bell work

*Michigan State Police Department presentation on sexting, social media and bullying.

Daily Planner Jan. 25 - Jan. 29

Monday -

*No bell work

*Finish Osmosis Jones and go over WKS

*Look at quarter 2 grades

*Go over Chap. 1 TEST

*Start Chap. 2 Vocab log


Tuesday -

*No bell work

*Read silently then discuss chapter 2 section 1

*Work on Chap. 2 Vocab log


Wednesday - Chap. 1 TEST re-take at lunch

*No bell work

*Character conversation

*Lock down drill conversation

*Wellness Wednesday conversation

*15 min to finish vocab log

*Type 1 - 2.1 terms and discussion


Thursday -

*No bell work

*Collect vocab log

*2.1 RSG and Discussion about it

*Macromolecules video and notes



Friday - (Half Day)

*No bell work

*2.1 quiz

Daily Planner Jan. 18 - Jan. 22

Monday -

NO SCHOOL - MLK DAY


Tuesday -

*No bell work

*Read Pgs. 26 - 32

*1.3 Guided Notes

*Pg. 32 1-5ja


Wednesday -

*No bell work

*Completion check of Pg. 32 1-5

*1.3 RSG with a partner

*Go over and discuss - Pg. 32, Chap. 1 Guided notes.

*As a class talk about and do Chap 1 vocab packet.


Thursday -

*No bell work

*CHAPTER 1 TEST

*Osmosis Jones video and worksheet


Friday -

*No bell work

*Osmosis Jones video and worksheet

Daily Planner Jan. 11 - Jan. 15

Monday -

*SNOW DAY


Tuesday -

*SNOW DAY


Wednesday -

*Bell work - How can chloroplasts provide energy for both plants and animals?

*Weekend discussion

*Edible cell discussion

*Correct and discuss 1.2 QUIZ

*Cells and Organelles Functions WKS


Thursday -

*No bell work

*Go over and discuss cells and organelles WKS

*EDIBLE CELL PRESENTATIONS


Friday -

*No bell work

*EDIBLE CELL PRESENTATIONS

Daily Planner Jan. 4 - Jan. 8

Monday -

*Bell work - What are two characteristics of a scientific theory?

*Break discussion

*Pass back papers

*Discuss the Incredible Edible Cell Project and look at examples

*Read pages 18-24


Tuesday - (Substitute teacher)

*Bell work - What are the three parts of the cell theory?

*1.1 & 1.2 Guided Notes

*Pg. 24 1-6cs


Wednesday -

*Bell work - What is a Eukaryotic cell?

*Winter solstice discussion

*Organelle PowerPoint and discussion


Thursday -

*Bell work - Define: cytoplasm

*Continue organelle PowerPoint and discussion

*Work on 1.1 & 1.2 guided notes


Friday -

*Bell work - Compare light microscopes with electron microscopes.

*Weekend discussion

*Edible cell project example presentation

*With a partner-1.2 RSG

*Discuss 1.2 RSG

*1.2 QUIZ

Daily Planner Dec. 21 - Dec. 22

Monday -

*Bell work - Who is Robert Hooke and what did he do?

*Weekend discussion

*With a partner complete 1.1 RSG

*1.1 QUIZ


Tuesday -

Team building exercise - Giant Jenga


Wednesday -

NO SCHOOL


Thursday -

NO SCHOOL


Friday -

NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner Dec. 14 - Dec. 18

Monday -

*Bell work - What is biology?

*Return textbooks to media center

*Conscious discipline discussion. (The Brain)

*Introduction to biology video


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What is a cell?

*Cells and heredity textbook discussion

*Chapter 1 vocab log.


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Define: Biotic, Abiotic

*Go over and discuss chapter 3 TEST

*Type 1 Assignment with partner

*Complete worksheet while discussing PowerPoint notes


Thursday -

*Bell work - Name the 4 characteristics of life

*Read and discuss pg. 14-15. (Louis Pasture's experiments)

*Characteristics of life QUIZ


Friday -

*CHAPTER 3 TEST AND CHARACTERISTICS OF LIFE QUIZ RETAKE DURING LUNCH

*Bell work - What are the three parts of the cell theory?

*Review: spontaneous generation and the cell theory

*Complete chap. 1 vocab log

*Video

*Collect vocab log.

Daily Planner Dec. 7 - Dec. 11

Monday -

*Bell work - What is bio-luminescence?

*Weekend discussion

*Completion check of 3.3 RSG

*Go over and discuss 3.3 RSG

*Assign: 3.4 heading notes and 3.4 RSG


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What is the difference between transparent and opaque materials?

*Double up the room

*Assign: 3.3 & 3.4 Guided notes

*Finish chap 3 vocab packet

*Finish 3.3 & 3.4 Heading notes

*Finish page 92 #'s 1,2,3,5

*3.3 & 3.4 QUIZ TOMORROW


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Light can be reflected, __________, or absorbed.

*Completion check of: Guided notes, 3.4 RSG, Vocab WKS

*Go over and discuss homework

*Type 1 writing

*3.3 & 3.4 QUIZ


Thursday - (substitute teacher)

*Bell work - The three primary colors of light are ______, ______ and _______.

*Pg. 103 #'s 1-31


Friday -

*Bell work - Transmission and _________ affect how objects look.

*Collect bell work sheets.

*Completion check of homework

*Go over and discuss homework

*Chapter 3 TEST

Daily Planner Nov. 30 - Dec. 4

Monday -

*Bell work - What did you do over the long weekend break?

*Collect Electromagnetic Spectrum Poster

*Type 1 writing - 3.2 terms

*With a partner start 3.1 and 3.2 RSG


Tuesday -

*Bell work: X-rays and gamma rays have ________ wavelengths and _________ frequencies.

*Finish 3.1 and 3.2 RSG

*Pg. 77 #'s 1-5cs

*Pg. 86 #'s 1-5cs

*These assignments are due tomorrow.


Wednesday -

*Bell work - List the Em waves from lowest frequency to highest frequency.

*Completion check for 3.1 & 3.2 RSG, Pg. 77 & 86 #'s 1-5cs

*Go over and discuss homework

*Type 2 Quiz



Thursday -

*Bell work - Compared to radio waves, microwaves have ________ wavelengths, ________ frequencies, and ________ energies.

*Collect bell work sheets

*Type 1 writing with a partner

*3.3 Heading Notes - two notes per heading

*Pg. 92 #'s 1,2,3,5


Friday - (substitute teacher)

*No bell work

*3.3 RSG

*Chapter 3 vocab packet

Daily Planner Nov. 23 - Nov. 25

Monday -

*Bell work - The range of frequencies that humans can see is call _____ _____.

*Weekend discussion

*Pass back papers

*Melted candy bar packet due tomorrow

*Work on the electromagnetic spectrum poster


Tuesday - (substitute teacher)

*Bell work - how do humans perceive infrared radiation?

*Collect "The mystery of the melted candy bar"

*Continue working on EM Spectrum Poster


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Complete this sequence OTTFFSS_ _ _

*Weekend/holiday discussion

*Finish EM Spectrum Poster -Due Monday


Thursday - NO SCHOOL

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


Friday - NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner Nov. 16 - Nov. 20

Monday -

*New bell work format discussion.

*Bell work - What 2 fields do EM waves transfer energy through?

*Chapter 2 TEST RETAKE is Wednesday at lunch. Must compete Pg. 67 #'s 1-22 and have a parent signature to be eligible for the retake.

*Weekend discussion

*I'll collect chap. 3 vocab on Tuesday

*Read and discuss 3.1.

*Complete 3.1 guided notes as a class



Tuesday -

*Bell work - ____________ is the transfer of energy in the form of EM waves.

*Collect chapter 3 vocab log

*3.1 QUIZ

*Read "The mystery of the melted candy bar"

*Start questions about article


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Electromagnetic waves can travel in a ___________.

*Wellness Wednesday conversation

*Read independently pages 79-86

*5-Min electromagnetic waves video

*With a partner complete 3.2 guided notes.


Thursday - (HALF DAY)

*Bell work - The ________ the frequency, the more energy in the wave.

*Go over and discuss 3.2 Guided Notes.

*QUIZ TOMORROW


Friday -

*Bell work - Why is wavelength all you need to know to calculate EM wave frequency in a vacuum?

*Collect bell work sheets

*Weekend discussion

*Study for quiz

*3.2 QUIZ

Daily Planner Nov. 9 - Nov. 13

Monday -

*How is an ultrasound scanner similar to sonar?

*Weekend conversation

*Discuss new citizenship grades

*Go over 2.4 RSG

*Assign: chapter 2 vocab WKS


Tuesday - (Early Release Day)

*Why are some sounds considered noise and other sounds considered music?

*Pass back lasts weeks bell work questions to be used as a study guide for tomorrows test.

*Discuss chap. 2 vocab WKS

*Work on "Cheat Sheet"


Wednesday -

*Jeopardy Review game

*Chapter 2 TEST


Thursday -

*Bell work - Define: amplification and intensity

*New seats

*Suckers for anyone that used 1 pass or less for 1st quarter.

*Go over and discuss graded chapter 2 test.

*Discuss electromagnetic spectrum project

*Start Chap 3 Vocab log.


Friday -

*Bell work - What is an electromagnetic wave?

*Discuss EM spectrum project

*Show examples of former students projects

*Finish Chap 3 Vocab log.

Daily Planner Nov. 2 - Nov. 6

Monday -

*Bell work - What did you do for Halloween?

*Show students grades and missing assignments

*Finish: Science world, 2.2 Packet and pg. 51 1-6cs, 2.3 RSG and pg. 56 1-6cs.


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What is the range of frequencies that a human can hear?

*Collect Science World packet

*Discuss section 2.2 and 2.3 work

*Quiz tomorrow


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Why are some sounds high pitched while others are low pitched?

*Wellness Wednesday conversation

*Finish discussing 2.2 and 2.3

*2.1 & 2.2 Quiz


Thursday -

*Bell work - How can you change the intensity of a sound without changing the pitch?

*Go over quiz

*Read and discuss 2.4

*Wear your SCMS shirts tomorrow


Friday -

*Bell work - Describe echolocation

*Pass back corrected papers

*Complete and turn in any missing assignments

*Watch "worlds best: smartest animals"

Daily Planner Oct. 26 - Oct. 30

Monday -

*Bell work - What did you do this weekend?

*Type 2 writing - how sound travels, two factors that affect the speed of sound. (4th,5th and 6th Hours)

*Grade type 2 writing (all hours)

*Type 1 Writing - 2.2 Key terms and discussion


Tuesday -

*Bell work - How is frequency related to pitch?

*Finish Type 1 - 2.2 terms

*Read and discuss 2.2

*Assign: 2.2 packet and pg. 51 1-6cs


Wednesday - (Substitute Teacher)

*Bell work - How does the motion of a sound's source affect its pitch?

*Read pages 52-56

*Assign: 2.3 Reading Study Guide

*Pg. 56 1-6cs


Thursday -

*Bell work - What are two factors that affect sound quality?

*2.2 & 2.3 materials due tomorrow

*Read "Science World" magazine

*Science world magazine packet


Friday - (Early Release schedule for ICU Blitz Assembly)

*Bell work - How is energy and loudness related

*Trivia game

Daily Planner Oct. 19 - Oct. 23

Monday -

*Bell work - What did you do this weekend?

*Assign: Chapter 2 Vocab log (Due Wednesday)

*Conference with students about Chap 1 Test and current grades


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What do sound waves have in common with other mechanical waves?

*Talk about test retake - Test retake will be Thursday during lunch or after school. Students must complete Pg. 31 #'s 11-28 and have a parent signature in order to be retake eligible.

*Go over and talk about chapter 1 test with the class.

*Assign: Chapter 2.1 Heading notes (Due Thursday)


Wednesday - (Substitute Teacher)

*Bell work - what two factors affect the speed of sound?

*Collect: Chapter 2 vocab log

*Assign: 2.1 packet, Pg. 43 1-5cs


Thursday - (Early release day)

*Bell work - Summarize how sound travels through air.

*Discuss the factors that affect speed of sound and how sound moves through air.

*Collect 2.1 Heading notes

*Work on 2.1 packet and pg. 43 1-5cs - due Friday


Friday -

*Bell work - How did Boyle's experiment show that sound cannot travel through a vacuum?

*Collect bell work sheets

*Completion check and discuss 2.1 packet and pg. 43 1-5.

*Type 2 writing - how sound travels, two factors that affect the speed of sound. (1st & 3rd Hours)

Daily Planner Oct. 12 - Oct. 16

Monday -

*Bell work - How is amplitude measured on a longitudinal wave?

*Lockdown procedures

*Weekend discussion

*Pass back corrected work

*Go over pg. 21 1-5cs

*1.1 & 1.2 Quiz

*Read pages 24-28


Tuesday -

*Bell work - Compare/contrast longitudinal and transverse waves.

*Go over and discuss quiz

*Type 1 writing - 1.3 terms

*Reflection, refraction and diffraction video clip and discussion


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Pg. 28 1-4

*Go over and discuss pg. 28 1-4

*Socktober discussion

*5 Jeopardy question from each section in chapter 1.


Thursday -

*Bell work - Draw and label the parts of a transverse and longitudinal wave.

*Jeopardy review game

*Finish chap 1 vocab packet


Friday -

Chapter 1 TEST

Daily Planner Oct. 5 - Oct. 9

Monday -

*Bell work - What is a wave medium? Give two examples...

*Weekend discussion

*Bill Nye Video (waves)

*10 video facts

*1.1 RSG


Tuesday -

*Bell work - What kind of wave travels through matter?

*1.1 RSG completion check

*Go over 1.1 RSG

*Type 2 - Transverse vs. Longitudinal wave

*Pg. 15 1-2


Wednesday -

*Bell work - Find: mean, median and mode (2.0, 1.2, 1.9, 1.5, 1.7, 1.8, 1.2)

*Discuss page 15 #'s 1&2.

*Type 1 Writing - 1.2 terms

*Read and discuss pages 16-21


Thursday -

*Bell work - What is the speed of a wave with a wavelength of 10 meters and a frequency of 0.5 waves per second?

*Assign:

1) 1.1 & 1.2 Reinforcing key concepts WKS,

2) 1.2 Reading study guide

3) Pg. 21 1-5cs


Friday -
*Bell work - finish: RKC wks, RSG wks, pg. 21 1-5cs

*Weekend discussion

*Homework completion check (1.1 & 1.2 RKC, 1.2 RSG, Pg. 21 1-5cs)

*Go over/make corrections and discuss homework

Daily Planner Sept. 28 - Oct. 2

Monday -

*Bell Work - conversions

*Weekend discussion

*Metric quiz

*Finish chapter 1 Vocab

*Work on Metric System Challenge WKS


Tuesday -

*Bell work - List the 6 steps of the scientific method

*Pass back corrected papers

*Go over metric quiz together

*Bubble time - create a procedure for this experiment


Wednesday -

*Bell work - 1) Finish Bubble Time Experiment procedure write up 2) Finish Metric System Challenge WKS 3) Read your SUP Book

*Watch Science Court (sound) video and complete WKS.

*Discuss science court WKS


Thursday -

*Bullying, headphones and absent responsibilities conversation

*Bell work - How do vibrations create sound?

*Completion check for Metric System Challenge WKS

*Go over and talk about MSC WKS

*Collect Bubble Time experiment procedure write up

*Read and discuss Chapter 1.1.

*Pg. 14 1-5cs


Friday -

*NO BELL WORK

*Complete pg. 14 1-5cs

*Go over and discuss pg. 14

*25X5 Card

Daily Planner Sept. 21 - Sept. 25

Monday -

*Bell work question - Write the abbreviation for each: Kilogram, meter, gram, milliliter, millimeter, liter, kilometer, centimeter, milligram, millisecond.

*Weekend discussion

*Finish looking at the Bikini Bottom Experiments

*Collect Ice Breaker WKS

*Metric Ladder Notes

*Metric Conversion WKS


Tuesday -

*Bell work question - Convert: 1) 550mm=____m 2) 3.5s= ___ms 3) 1.6 kg=___g 4) 2500mg=___kg 5) 4000cm=___m

*Type 1 Writing - WSL 1.1 Terms

*Discuss comparing metrics

*Finish metric mania packet


Wednesday - EARLY RELEASE DAY

*Bell work question - Convert: 1) 120mg=___g 2) 6.3cm=___mm 3) 65g=___mg 4) 5.6m=___cm 5 )8mm=___cm

*Work on metric mania packet - due Thursday

*Metric System Challenge WKS (Not 4th and 5th hours)


Thursday -

*Bell work question - Define: Transverse and longitudinal wave.

*Completion check on Metric Mania Packet

*Go over and correct Metric Mania Packet

*WSL Chapter 1 vocab. - Book definition and super science sentence

*METRIC CONVERSION QUIZ TOMORROW


Friday -

*NO SCHOOL

Daily Planner Sept. 14 - Sept. 18

Monday -

*Bell work question - List as many class rules as you can remember.

*Type 1 - Scientific method

*Scientific method notes

*Student interviews


Tuesday -

*Bell work question - What are the 6 steps of the scientific method?

*Independent/dependent variable notes

*Bikini bottom experiments worksheet

*Class rules quiz makeup

*Scientific method quiz TOMORROW!


Wednesday -

*Bell work question - Define: control group, experimental group

*Scientific method quiz

*Work on bikini bottom experiments worksheet

*Student interviews


Thursday - (substitute teacher)

*No bell work question

*Watch Mythbusters

*Complete Mythbusters worksheet while watching video

*Finish Bikini Bottom Experiments worksheet

*Work on scientific method word find


Friday -

*Bell work question - Explain independent variable and dependent variable.

*Weekend discussion

*Go to Media center to check out Wave, Sound and Light textbooks

*Fill out textbook inspection sheets

*Start discussing the Bikini bottom experiments

*Collect Mythbuster worksheet

Daily Planner Sept. 8 - Sept. 11

Tuesday -

*Ice breaker worksheet.


Wednesday -

*Bell work question - Tell me something on your bucket list.

*Discussion on class rules and procedures


Thursday -

*Bell work question - What was the best thing you did this summer?

*PBS - Restroom expectations.

*PBS - Morning and evening announcements expectations.

*Class Rules PowerPoint

*Start student interviews


Friday -

*Bell work question - Quiz today, study your class rules notes.

*Weekend discussion

*Class rules quiz

*Student interviews

Celly

Celly is a free program that you can sign up for to receive information to your cell phone via text messaging. It’s very easy to sign up for and we highly recommend it for students and parents

To sign up for celly follow these instructions:

  1. Send a text message to this number: 23559
  2. In the text box write: @science715


If you sign up correctly, you should receive a text message welcoming you to Coach Murphy's 7th grade science celly.

Course Syllabus

Course Description

Physical Science, Chemistry, Biology and Earth Science are the disciplines explored by seventh grade science students. Students explore scientific concepts through laboratory exercises, projects, experiments, and outdoor activities. Emphasis is placed on the development of critical thinking skills and independent learning in an experience-based class format.


Textbooks

McDougal Littell Science Series:

Earth’s Atmosphere

Waves, Sound, and Light

Cells and Heredity

Chemical Interactions


Hours of availability

Conference Hour – 9:45am to 10:45am

Or by appointment


Grading Scale

93%-100% = A, 90%-92% = A-, 87%-89% = B+, 83%-86% = B, 80%-82% = B-, 77%-79% = C+, 73%-76% = C, 70%-72% = C-, 67%-69% =D+, 63%-66% = D, 60%-62% = D-, 59%-0%=E


Units of Study

  • Waves, Sound and Light
  • Chemistry
  • Cells and Heredity
  • Earth’s Systems

Classroom Behavioral Expectations:


  • Students will show respect for everyone.
  • Students will come prepared to work and contribute, not socialize.
  • Students will respect classroom fixtures and equipment.



Consequences For Inappropriate Behavior:


  1. Verbal warning.
  2. Conference with the teacher
  3. Phone call home.
  4. Detention
  5. Referral – Minor or Major Offense
  6. Meeting at school with teacher, Principal, guardian and student.