Course Description:

This classroom is dedicated tothe understanding of Science principles and concepts.  Studentswill learn a variety of information ranging from Chemistry,Earth Science, Biology to Space Science.  The objectives ofthis class are to advance students' understanding of Science and preparethem for future academic success.

Descripción del curso:

En el salón nos dedicamos al entendimiento de losprincipios de laciencia y sus conceptos. Los estudiantes aprenderán informaciónque acerca devarios temas como la química, física, ciencias de la tierra,biología aestudios del espacio. Los objetivos de este salón son de avanzarelconocimiento de los estudiantes de la ciencia mientras los preparamos para eléxitoacadémico futuro.

Dual Language Classroom:

To advance Spanish Academic Language inthe field of Science while increasing cognitive abilities throughbilingualism.  


Grade 08 Science

Ciencias Grado 8

 1st Nine Weeks

Primeras 9 Semanas

Gr 8 Unit 01: Science Safety 

Gr8 Unidad 1: Seguridad en el laboratorio

Gr 8 Unit 02: Atoms

Gr 8 Unidad 2: Átomos

Gr 8 Unit 03: Periodic Table

Gr 8 Unidad 3: Tabla Periódica

Gr 8 Unit 04: Chemical Formulas, Equations and Reactions

Gr 8 Unidad 4: Formulas químicas, ecuaciones y reacciones

2nd Nine Weeks

Segundas 9 semanas

Gr 8 Unit 05: Force and Motion

Gr 8 Unidad 5: Fuerza y movimiento

Gr 8 Unit 06: Newton's Laws

Gr 8 Unidad 6: Leyes de Newton

Gr 8 Unit 07: Forces that Change the Earth

Gr 8 Unidad 7: Fuerzas que cambian la tierra

 3rd Nine Weeks

Terceras 9 semanas

Gr 8 Unit 08: Climatic Interactions

Gr 8 Unidad 8: interacciones del clima

Gr 8 Unit 09: Earth Cycles

Gr 8 Unidad 9: Ciclos de la tierra

Gr 8 Unit 10: Light Years and Theories

Gr 8 Unidad 10: años luz y teorías

Gr 8 Unit 11: Characteristics of the Universe

Gr 8 Unidad 11: características del universo

 4th Nine Weeks

Cuartas 9 semanas

Gr 8 Unit 12: Interdependence Among Living Things

Gr 8 Unidad 12: Interdependencia entre los organismos vivos

Gr 8 Unit 13: Experimental Design

Gr 8 Unidad 13: Diseño experimental


Grade 07 Science

Ciencias Grado 7

 1st Nine Weeks

Primeras 9 Semanas

Gr 7 Unit 01: Science Safety 

Gr7 Unidad 01: Seguridad en el laboratorio

Gr 7 Unit 02: Flow of Energy

Gr 7 Unidad 02: Flujo de la energía

Gr 7 Unit 03: Force and Motion

Gr 7 Unidad 03: Fuerza y movimiento

Gr 7 Unit 04: Factors impacting the Earth

Gr 7 Unidad 04: Factores que impactan el ecosistema

2nd Nine Weeks

Segundas 9 semanas

Gr 7 Unit 04 Cont.:  Factors impacting the Earth

Gr 7 Unidad 04:  Factores que impactan el ecosistema

Gr 7 Unit 05: Life in our Solar System

Gr 7 Unidad 05: Vida en el sistema solar

Gr 7 Unit 06: Organisms and the environment

Gr 7 Unidad 06: Organismos y el ambiente

 3rd Nine Weeks

Terceras 9 semanas

Gr 7 Unit 07: Structure and function of cells

Gr 7 Unidad 07: Estructura y función de las células

Gr 7 Unit 08: Structure and function of living systems

Gr 7 Unidad 08: Estructura y función de las cosas vivas

 4th Nine Weeks

Cuartas 9 semanas

Gr 7 Unit 08 cont.: Structure and function of living systems

Gr 7 Unidad 08:  Estructura y función de las cosas vivas

Gr 7 Unit 09: Physical, Chemical, and Energy changes in digestion

Gr 7 Unidad 09: Cambios físicos, químicos y de la energía en la digestión

Gr 7 Unit 10: Homeostasis

Gr 7 Unidad 10: Homeostasis

Gr 7  Unit 11: Genetics

Gr 7 Unidad 11: Genética

Gr 7 Unit 12: Genetic Variation and adaptation

Gr 7 Unidad 12: variación en la genética y la adaptación


ClassroomExpectations and Procedures

Allstudents are required to adhere to the following expectations in the classroom:


  1. Students must have all necessary materials for class.  That includes, but is not limited to paper, pencils, Science Journals, and homework.
  2. Students must be in their assigned seats at all times.  You must never be out of you seat without permission.  To get permission you have to raise your hand and wait to be called on.
  3. Students must follow directions the first time they are given. 
  4. Students must treat each person in this room with respect and dignity.  I will never disrespect you or your classmates, and I ask that you respect everyone in the class.
  5. Students must follow all procedures and policies as outlined by the E.T. Wrenn Middle School Student Code of Conduct.



Inaddition to classroom expectations students must also follow classroomprocedures; we have procedures in place so that tasks are done efficiently.


1.      Students will enterthe classroom quietly and sit at their assigned seats.

2.      When exiting theclassroom for any reason including, school activities, lunch, and otherclassroom periods, students will be released by rows or groups. No one is toleave until their row or group is called.

3.      During instructionand while performing class work, students must be quiet unless directed to workin pairs or groups.  If a student has aquestion, comment, or concern, they must raise their hand and wait to be calledon before proceeding to talk.

4.      Students will only beallowed to leave their seats when permission is granted.  If you need to sharpen your pencil, use thebathroom, or need to be up for any other reason, you must raise you hand for permission.

5.      Bathroom breakscannot be taken during the first and last 15 minutes of the class. Studentsmust also have their bathroom passes in order to leave the room.

6.      All Science studentsare required to keep a Science Journal and folder.  Journals and folders are very important andmust be kept neatly and in order.

7.     When the teacherraises her hand and asks “May I have your attention please?” attention is to begiven immediately. There should be no talking or whispering.

8.      When students are completedwith classroom assignments, they must have their work checked by the teacherbefore moving on to another activity.

9.      Students cannot bringany food or drinks into the classroom. The only exception is a note from thenurse.

10. Cosmetics, electronic games, MP3 players,head phones, cell phones, iPods/iPads, and other distracting objects are notpermitted in class. These items will be confiscated. All electronic items mustbe picked up from the office, but cosmetics will not be returned.



Allstudents are required to have the following items (many of these items will beprovided by the school):


1.     TwoComposition Notebooks

2.     Pencilsand Erasers

3.     Onefolder with fasteners

4.     Colorpencils or crayons

5.     2Large glue sticks

6.     1liquid glue container

7.     PencilSharpener


Classwork andHomework Policy

Students will have an opportunity to improve failinggrades (students cannot make-up work that has earned a grade of 0 unless pulledby a tutor). Students will be allowed to correct assignments and earncredit, however; the corrected assignment grade will be averaged with theoriginal assignment grade for the final grade for the assignment.  

 Students who are missing homework assignmentsdue to an absence will have to complete the assignment upon return. It is the responsibility of the student to collect missed work fromthe instructor and turn it in the following day. Missing assignmentsmust be picked up afterschool so that class time is not interrupted.

Tutoring will be held every Tuesday and Thursday inRoom 40 from 3:45-4:45pm.

Corrective Actions

  1. Verbal Warning
  2. Stage One and Seat change (if required)
  3. Parent phone contact
  4. Parent Contact/After School Detention
  5. Office Referral

Positive Actions

  1. Home contact.
  2. Privileges (e.g. seating, homework pass, etc.).
  3. Hornet’s Nest.
  4. Open activity time.
  5. Class Reward.


Igreatly encourage parents to be active with students’ studies, not only to helpthem in Science but to support their overall education at E.T. Wrenn MiddleSchool. If you have any questions or concerns please call (210) 444-8475. 




7th  and8th  Grade Science