En Fuego Science 7th Grade


Welcome to Mr. Ryan's Science page.

Note: Students may check out a book from the library if they would like a textbook at home.


Here's what we will be working on this year!


7th Grade Science Curriculum Outline

I. Inquiry
  1. Developing Investigations
  2. Conducting Investigations
  3. Evaluating and Analyzing Results
  4. Communicating Results
Essential Question: How do scientists study the world around them?

II. Matter and Energy
  1. Property of Waves
  2. Sound
  3. Light
  4. Electro-Magnetic Spectrum
Essential Question: How do humans interpret and use energy from waves?

III. Force and Motion
  1. Motion of Objects
  2. Types of Forces
  3. Newton’s Laws of Motion
  4. Mechanical Systems
Essential Question: How are forces that act upon an object related to its motion?

IV. The Universe
  1. Our Solar System
  2. Sun, Earth, and Moon Systems
Essential Question: How does the organization of the solar system allow scientists to predict patterns of interaction among celestial bodies?

V. Earth’s Systems
  1. Atmosphere, Weather, and Climate
  2. Heat Transfer
  3. Water Cycle
Essential Question: How do Earth’s surface and atmosphere impact weather?

VI. Science, Technology, and Human Activity
  1. Technology
  2. History and Impact of Science
Essential Question: How has human activity affected the quality of life and the environment?


CURRENT UNIT: EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE


LEARNING GOAL(S): The student will be able to:

Understand the atmosphere is made of a mixture of gases and other particles;
Understand how the atmosphere is warmed by heat transfer processes;

TEST: TUESDAY, MAY 23, 2017

This will be the final test of the 4th Quarter. There will not be an opportunity to Reassess due to the short time left on our calendar. Study & be prepared for the test the first time.

CURRENT RESOURCES:

Text - Earth's Atmosphere Chapter 1
*1.1/1.2 Reading Guide
R-C-C Drawings (notes)
*1.3/1.4 Reading Guide
*Vocabulary Handout
*Chapter 1 Review
Video (see below)
Text - Earth's Atmosphere Chapter 2
*Vocabulary Handout
*2.1/2.2 Reading Guide
*2.3/2.4 Reading Guide
*Chapter 2 Review
Video (see below)
Text Chapter 3
Foldable notes on Air Masses and Weather Fronts
Vocab & Study Guide
SUMMARY STUDY GUIDE FOR ALL ATMOSPHERE TOPICS
  • Denotes classwork/homework assignments designated for a grade. All work, whether it will be collected or not, should be reviewed for the test.

Videos

Bill Nye: The Atmosphere

25 Facts About Earth’s Atmosphere That Are Truly Majestic (11:01)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JC3wmtlqks

25 Alarming Global Warming Statistics (3:56)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_2510936323&feature=iv&index=62&list=PL3Ikn3SKdJHh3ydUUZpusjBVgt3PTPmeH&src_vid=2JC3wmtlqks&v=EOplErdyz0A

Videos – Atmosphere Gases OZONE & GREENHOUSE GASES
Ozone Layer Danger NASA (4:17)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLY8m-dXOxo
Whatever Happened to the Hole in the Ozone Layer? D-News (4:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZfBgjUnXIs

Greenhouse Effect NASAEarthObservatory (3:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzCA60WnoMk
Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye (4:09) Nat Geo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtW2rrLHs08

Pollution
Science to protect the Air We Breath EPA (13:02)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PO_3exwN-I
EPA @ 40 (3:01)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DvzudRstRo

Climate Conference
Paris Climate Conference: COP21 Explained CNN (2:09)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-qd8YCaoQ4
Climate Deal in Paris: Everything You Need to Know D News (4:52)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdqPoX9IV9A


Chapter 2
Bill Nye on Wind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBqohRu2RRk

What is Wind? (3:10) SciShow
https://portal.parkhill.k12.mo.us/portal/

Coriolis Effect Nat Geo (2:57)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPsLanVS1Q8

Coriolis Effect Nova PBS (3:05)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2mec3vgeaI


A note on grading Classwork/Homework assignments as seen in Infinite Campus:

Classwork/Homework assignments, such as those listed above under "CURRENT RESOURCES" are typically graded 3, 2, 1, or 0 and entered in Infinite Campus.
These assignments are designed to support the Learning Goals, and as such, they are time sensitive. A 0 means it was not done at all. A 1 means work was not done completely or on time, AND not corrected or completed in class as we reviewed the material, OR was turned in after the test was given. A 2 is a late but complete assignment, and a 3 is a complete and on-time assignment. I often ask students to hold their work and use them as a study packet for the assessments. On test day, I collect the assignments and record them in the grade book. A paper left at home, lost in the locker, etc. can be turned in up to the reassessment date, but are of little value (1 point) after that. Similarly, requesting another paper to replace one that was lost, and completing it after the reassessment date will not be recorded as it is not using the assignments as designed.


REASSESSMENTS - NOTHING IS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME


In general, to reassess, a student must:

1.) Correct the test. This is done in class on the day tests are passed back. Absent that day? Come in during Life Ed to see the Answer Key.
2.) Make Flash Cards for all missed test items. QUIZLET or index cards/paper.
3.) Have all work assignments completed - no missing assignments. Check Infinite Campus to see that each has been turned in (grades of 3 and 2 acceptable - no zeros or "M"). Work previously turned in on test day may be returned upon request.
4.) Complete an additional assignment to demonstrate understanding of the material. Student must show mastery on this assignment to reassess.
5.) Present Request Paper to parents with all work completed, and have them READ and SIGN the paper stating they have seen that all work is complete.
6.) Have all the above completed and ready to show Mr. Ryan on the designated date at the beginning of Life Ed.

Failure to follow these steps and meet the deadline will eliminate the opportunity to reassess.

(Check-in is typically a week after getting the test returned, but time may vary.
Once checked in successfully, the student will have at least two more days to study before taking the reassessment at their next Life Ed.)

CONSIDER COMING IN DURING LIFE ED FOR HELP PRIOR TO CHECK IN DATE.


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Because we loop, here's a glimpse of what we will have in 8th Grade!

8th Grade Science Curriculum
Inquiry
Identify Independent & Dependent Variables
Identify Constants and Sources of Error
Construct Hypothesis and Conclusion
Create Tables and Graphs to display results
Chemistry
Periodic Table
Atoms / Molecules
Chemical Reactions
Geology
Rocks & Minerals
Plate Tectonics
Geologic Time Scale
Biology
Levels of Organization (cells / tissue / organs / systems)
Human Body Systems