• Course Description:

    7th Grade

    Grade 7 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on organisms and the environment. National standards in science are organized as a multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.

    8th Grade

    Grade 8 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on earth and space science. National standards in science are organized as multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.

     

    This course will provide students with the skill development in basic principles relating to Life Science and Earth Science by focusing on concepts about earth and space and Organims and their Environments. This course is aligned to the 2010  2011Science TEKS. Students will be exposed in the study of a variety of topics including Matter and Energy, Force and Motion, Earth and Space, Organisms and Environments, and Scientific Investigation and Reasoning. We will integrate and revisit 6th and 7th grade TEKS into ours lesson to prepare the students for the upcoming Science STAAR Test.

    Student Expectations: Students are expected to:

    (1) Arrive to class on time, ready to learn and have all materials.

    (2) Show respect for themselves, other students,teachers, and the entire school.

    (3) Complete all assignments either in the classroom and/or for homework.

    (4) Participate and interact in the learning classroom.

    (5) Follow all campus rules and expectations.

    Classroom Discipline: Disruption of class time will not be tolerated. Students who insist upon disrupting the teaching and learning environment will face the consequences of their decisions.  Disciplinary measures will include: student conference, phone call to parents, after-school detention in the classroom, lunch detention, School or Team ISS, and/or DAEP. All disciplinary problems will be reported home to a parent/guardian either by phone call, letter, or home visit by the teacher.  (See Corrective Actions)

    Grading Policy: Edgewood Independent School District sets the grading policy as follows:

     

     50% =Daily Grade (Daily work, Journals, Notes, Worksheets, etc.)

     30% =Science Assessment Grade (Exams, Reports, Projects)
     20% = Science Lab


                   
    The class will be doing a variety of assignments related to Life Science (7th Grade) and Earth Science (8th Grade) 
    will focus on the Stemscopes curriculum:

    (1) Daily Warm Ups

    (2) Class Notes

    (3) Lab Experiments including Lab Reports

    (4) Vocabulary tasks

    (5) Group work

    (6) Quizzes and Unit Assessments

    (7) Interactive Notebook: Students will maintain a section in their binders for vocabulary.



    Most assignments and foldables® will be attached to the interactive notebook. The Interactive Notebook will contain the majority of class assignments.  Color is an integral part of the grade and the emphasis of information.  There will be a 10-15% penalty for no coloring.  If the student should lose the Interactive Notebook, he or she is responsible for recreating the notebook in its entirety.  Students will also use their interactive notebooks to record data and other lab notes.
Last Modified on September 9, 2017