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7th Science • Whitmore

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Welcome to 7th Grade Science!
This is our first full year implementing the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in 7th Grade at NMS!  We are following the integrated model, which means this year we will focus mostly on chemistry and ecology.  We will be using online textbooks from Pearson Publishing - more on that coming soon!  To answer two of the most common questions students and parents usually ask, (1) no, Science Fair participation is not required (but is supported and encouraged) and (2) we no longer conduct animal dissections.  We do have a Science Bowl quiz team that competes in early March (see below for more information).  

Mr. Whitmore
Science Bowl
Competition is THIS SATURDAY (2/23) at Cal Poly SLO!  Follow this link for more information.
 CURRENT INFO
 PLANNED COURSE OF STUDY
Unit 
 6-Genetic Structure
CHEMISTRY 1
Science Basics
Atoms / Molecules
Elements
 
CHEMISTRY 2
Chemical Reactions
Physical Reactions
 
BIOLOGY
Genetic Structure
Human Anatomy
ECOLOGY
Ecology
Natural Disasters
Test 
 Fri, 2/22      
Unit 6 on Genetic Structure covers the history and structure of DNA as well as an intro to Modern Genetics.
 Focus Question Unit 6 : Spell out DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) 
 
ASSIGNMENT CALENDAR
 february calendar
 
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You can sign up for text reminders by sending the code @nmsscien to 81010.

Online Textbook
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Students can login with their NMS username / password

DOWNLOADS
 
Vocabulary List
Science Syllabus

PAST LINKS
 
 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
(this shows what should be in your Science Journal. A   indicates it has already been graded)
1. ...33. (already graded)
34. Video Notes 
35. Video ?'s 
36. Notes 4.1 
37. Journals 61-70 
38. Notes 5.1 
39. Notes 5.2 
40. Foldable