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CMS 7th Grade Science
Welcome to my classroom.
Students love science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)… YOU really do! You rely on technology every day! In fact, almost nothing that excites you can’t be tied to the STEM that made it possible in the first place. With a majority (60%) of all jobs requiring STEM literacy, according to a 2014 report from the Business Roundtable, the motivation to engage in STEM learning should be a slam dunk.
There is a set of defined competencies that are the key to connecting classrooms to careers. Competencies are defined with statements like, “evaluate reports based on data; analyze decisions and strategies using probability concepts.” As it happens, these competencies are in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). From a practical standpoint, it is now possible to connect classroom subjects to work activities by first connecting standards to competencies. The NGSS bridges academic concepts and the competencies that define job requirements.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has implemented the standards for teaching 7th grade science known as the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) and can be viewed by following the links provided at the bottom of this page. 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.
You, as a student, will be pushed a bit beyond your comfort zone; think for yourself. There is no such thing as a “standard issue” student; you are all different. So I will present each standard (TEKS) in several unique ways, you will create works and work through activities that reinforce the lesson and I will evaluate (test) you on the lesson through a variety of products.
 

Recent Posts

UNIT 12 Test May 19th

Unit 12 is our last unit test. PLEASE log into Schoology for all study materials, test questions and worksheets.

Unit 9 Physical, Chemical, and Energy Changes in Digestion

Unit 9 will have hands-on labs that challenge students ability to record data showing chemical changes in reactions.

April 13th-End of 5th six-weeks

Thursday is the end of the 5th-six weeks. Report Cards will be going home on April 19th. Student Holiday is Friday April 14th and Bad Weather Holiday on Monday April 17th; 4-day weekend! Enjoy! Then, just 31 school days left!

Representing Data

We are completing a Lesson on creating charts and graphs, using repeated trials and means, to organize data and identify patterns. PLEASE review our lesson on Schoology with your student.
Thank you!

TEST Unit 7 on Fri February 17th!

PLEASE study for your Unit 7 Cell Structure and Function TEST on this Friday, February 17!!!

HONORS DUE Friday Feb 17th, Ch8 of BB Chapter Summary Project

Please turn in your Chapter 8 Summary Review Project for your Brilliant Blunders book!!


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