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7 T H G R A D E S C I E N C E

Miss Jackson

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THURSDAY 8:00AM-8:45AM rules and expectations
10:40AM-11:30AM Students will maintain a respectful and positive
attitude toward the teacher and classmates.
Be on time! On your 3rd tardy, you will receive
detention (and each time after that).
No sleeping in class. If you sleep, you will stand for the
Remind 101 duration of the class period.
Cell phones must be kept in your backpack. They will be
taken and not returned until the end of the day if out
Sign up for the class text alerts during class time.
for updates on homework, tests,
quizzes, and other important Keep all graded work. DO NOT throw away graded
due dates. Download the assignments because they will go in your notebook.
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with Miss Jackson for help. order for me to make changes should there ever be a

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Come prepared with your notebook, planner, colored
text @h4c2272 to 81010 pencils, and writing utensils every day.
Technology can be used for academic purposes.
However, if you are caught abusing this privilege
text @k339c to 81010 (playing games, on Instagram, etc.), your device will be

Assessments 20%
* LIFE HAPPENS! If you Retakes:
are having issues at school Any classwork or
or at home, have a huge homework can be corrected
exam coming up for for a higher grade within 1
science, or realize you need week of Miss Jackson
more time to complete your returning it. Students may Inquiry
absolute best work for any retake a test or quiz if they 30%
other reason, e-mail me score lower than a 90%. All
and request an extension. test and quiz retakes will be
You must come talk to me done in tutorials and must
or e-mail me the day before be taken within 2 weeks of helpful information:
for the extension to be receiving the grade.
granted. You cannot come
in 5 minutes before class Extra Credit will be given Classwork also includes any
without your assignment periodically, but DO NOT homework given.
and expect an extension. ask for it. Inquiry is any and all lab
There will be few
* LATE WORK is accepted, assessments each grading
**All grades period, and projects will be
but I will take 10% off for
posted onto included in the category for
each day it is late.
MAXIMUM of 5 days. SKYWORD! honors.

absentee policy
It is your responsibility to check the absent binder for what you missed and get YOUR
work from the day of the week folder.
* e-submission policy: You are always welcome to e-mail me your assignments. There is
no excuse to not have an assignment in on time (printer issues are no exception)!
Any assignment you are absent for will be entered as a ZERO until it is turned in!

*The teacher will notify the administration and contact parents if cheating is suspected.

ng... *The student will be given a failing grade for that particular test, assignment, for the
heat grading period, or for the semester. Students involved in cheating may be excluded from
C any/all school activities.

a n d S t a n d a r d s

Unit 1: Life
1-1 - Habitability (7.9A)

(A) analyze the characteristics of objects in our solar system that allow life to exist such as the proximity of

the Sun, presence of water, and composition of the atmosphere

1-2 - Photosynthesis (7.5A)

(A) recognize that radiant energy from the Sun is transformed into chemical energy through the process of

1-3 - Flow of Energy (7.5B)


(B) diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids

Unit 2: Biodiversity

2-1 - Habitats (7.10A)

(A) observe and describe how different environments, including microhabitats in schoolyards and biomes,
support different varieties of organisms
2-2 - Sustainability (7.10B)
(B) describe how biodiversity contributes to the sustainability of an ecosystem

Unit 3: Events in Nature

3-1 - Catastrophic Events (7.8A)
(A) predict and describe how catastrophic events impact ecosystems such as floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes
impact ecosystems
3-2 - Succession (7.10C)
(C) observe, record, and describe the role of ecological succession such as in a microhabitat of a garden with

Unit 4: Earth
4-1 - WED and Watersheds (7.8B and 7.8C)
(B) analyze the effects of weathering, erosion, and deposition on the environment in ecoregions of Texas
(C) model the effects of human activity on groundwater and surface water in a watershed

Unit 5: Cells
5-1 - Cell Theory & Levels of Organization (7.12F and 7.12C)
(F) recognize the components of cell theory
(C) recognize levels of organization in plants and animals, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and
5-2 - Cell Organelles
(D) differentiate between structure and function in plant and animal cell organelles, including cell
membrane, cell wall, nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondrion, chloroplast, and vacuole
Unit 6: Human Body Systems (7.12B) and Cell to Organism Function (7.12E)
(B) identify the main functions of the systems of the human organism, including the circulatory,

respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, excretory, reproductive, integumentary, nervous, and endocrine


(E) compare the functions of cell organelles to the functions of an organ system

Unit 7: Digestion and Physical and Chemical Changes in Digestion (7.6B)


(B) distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter in the digestive system

7-2 - Transformation of Energy In Digestion (7.7A)

(A) illustrate the transformation of energy within an organism such as the transfer from chemical energy to

heat and thermal energy in digestion


Unit 8: Heredity and Sexual and Asexual Reproduction (7.14B)

(B) compare the results of uniform or diverse offspring from asexual or sexual reproduction


Heredity and Inheritance (7.14A and 7.14C)

(A) define heredity as the passage of genetic instructions from one generation to the next generation

(C) recognize that inherited traits of individuals are governed in the genetic material found in the genes

within chromosomes in the nucleus


Unit 9: Evolution
9-1 - Variation (7.11B)
(B) explain variation within a population or species by comparing external features, behaviors, or physiology
of organisms that enhance their survival such as migration, hibernation, or storage of food in a bulb
9-2 - Natural Selection and Selective Breeding (7.11C)
(C) identify some changes in genetic traits that have occurred over several generations through natural
selection and selective breeding such as the Galapagos Medium Ground Finch (Geospiza fortis) or domestic
animals and hybrid plants

Unit 10: Identification

10-1 - Adaptations (7.12A)
(A) investigate and explain how internal structures of organisms have adaptations that allow specific
functions such as gills in fish, hollow bones in birds, or xylem in plants
10-2 - Dichotomous Keys (7.11A)
(A) examine organisms or their structures such as insects or leaves and use dichotomous keys for

Unit 11: Behavior

10-1 - Animal Behaviors (7.13A,7.13B and 7.7B)
(A) investigate how organisms respond to external stimuli found in the environment such as phototropism
and fight or flight
(B) describe and relate responses in organisms that may result from internal stimuli such as wilting in
plants and fever or vomiting in animals that allow them to maintain balance
(B) demonstrate and illustrate forces that affect motion in organisms such as emergence of seedlings, turgor
pressure, geotropism, and circulation of blood.

I, ________________________________________, have read and understand the rules and expectations for 7th grade science. I

acknowledge that it is my responsibility to contact my teacher if I have any questions or concerns. I know that this syllabus,

assignments, calendars, and resources are available to me on the class website at any time. I know that assignments can be emailed

to the teacher at any time and that printer/computer/flash drive issues are not an excuse for late assignments. I understand that there

will be a quiz over the information on this syllabus to ensure I read and understand the rules and expectations at the end of first

week of school.

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