This Week's Classes
We will begin to discover landforms by reviewing how to read a map.
Equator, Prime Meridian, Longitude, Latitude, Compass Rose, Key, Quadrant
We will begin to understand the different types of landforms on the Earth and where some are located
mountain, plateau, plains, mesa, valley, island, pennisula,
mouth of river, delta, lake, gulf, sea, ocean, bay
We will begin to understand different models and projections of the earth.
We will research and present information on various landforms on Earth by creating posters of some of the more famous locations.
Here are the questions...
Attach a sheet
List the materials we used…
What relationship does mass and volume have in terms of density?
What is the trick to remembering the formula for density?
How would you describe volume?
Aim: We will explore the scientific method by reviewing the steps and beginning to understand how technology leads to advances in science by focusing on the microscope.
St 1 Analysis, Inquiry and design
View Microscope power point
Science All Around- Chapter 1
Aim: We will begin to understand how and why science is used and understand the meaning of earth science by discussing the meaning and the universal language of the Sci method
Standard 4 Science Concepts
Sci Method- Identify the problem, gather info, make hypothesis, test the hypothesis,
analyze the data and draw conclusions
Create a problem that can use the Sci method to solve
Write out the steps
Aim: We will continue to understand the Scientific
Method by focusing on the correct way to hand in
a lab report.
Standard 4 Science Concepts
I have a candle.... I want to see what happens if I light it.
I take a match and light the wick... The wick has been changed
by me, so it is an independent variable. As a result of my
lighting the candle, the wax is dripping, the candle is hot,
the candle is giving off light, the candle gives off heat
(these are all dependent variables) They have changed as
a result of my manipulating the independent variable.
A dependent variable depends on something to make it happen
When we hand in Lab Reports...
Name the problem you are trying to solve
What is your hypothesis?
What materials are you using?
What observations can you make?
What procedure did you follow in your experiment
(list as steps not in paragraphs)
Graph - Take the data table and turn into a graph
Draw a conclusion - Use If/Then format
704 HW workbook page 3- do not write in book!
Aim- We will begin to understand the nature of science by
understanding the Metric System as a system of measurement.
Standard 4- Science Concepts
One of the strongest results of a science experiement is the
possiblility of having a result or answer to your question
that people can learn from all over the world. The problem
is that people in the United States use a type of measure
that is not understood everywhere else in the world.
As a result, US Scientists have decided to publish all
scientific results in the metric system.
It is actually easier than our system in that it deals with
everything either divided by or multiplied by 10
for example in the US we do not say 1 yard is 1/1000 of a mile
it is not, it is much less, but in metric we know that
1 meter is 1/1000 of a kilometer and 1 centimeter is 1/100 of
1 meter and 83 centimeters......1.83 meters
cm (centimeters) 100 centimeters in 1 meter
If I ask you to measure something that is
324 centimeters long
3 meters & 24 centimeters
or 3.24 meters
143 centimeters- 1.43 meters
Using the metric system- we use the following units
length- meters in science (centimeters)
mass- grams for large things (Kilograms)
Volume (liquid) liters in sci (milli liters)
temp - Celsius
Volume is how much stuff we find inside of something
it is all the sides multiplied by eachother
so it is length * width * height
the answer will be in length, but we want
a cube that is 10cm on each side is
10cm*10cm*10cm= 1000cm3 or 1000 cubic
1000cc's = 1000ml which is how we measure
In science- we use centimeters for length, grams for mass
and milli liters for volume.
DO NOT EVER USE INCHES WHEN WE ARE MEASURING SOMETHING
Dear Parents and Students:
I want to extend to you my warmest welcome into our classroom. My name is Mr. Halpern and I will be your child’s Science Teacher this year. This year we will be working on a number of different topics. We will explore Earth Science, focus on Physical Science, be introduced to Chemistry and enjoy Life Science. We will all take part in a Science Fair Project and we will work to understand how we can use science to improve the world around us.
It is my expectation that each child do all assigned homework and projects and hand them in on time. I accept late work, however with 10 points deducted for each day it is late. You can easily find all of the HW assignments on my Twitter site (www.twiter.com/95Science). As far as supplies, all students must have a 8.5 by 11 inch Science binder. All of our work must be kept in this binder. I also expect that each child will be able to access the internet for various assignments. If your home does not have access, the public libraries are an option. I only accept work that is written in blue or black ink or that is typed. Any work in other colors or pencil, will not be graded. Your child will have occasional projects to do which may involve use of markers, glue, colored pencils and tape, so it is a good idea to have these items around the house. From time to time we will work on Science Current Events. In these cases, your child will need to either access one of several sites on the internet, or find an article in the newspaper. All of my assignments will be given with more than enough notice.
I am looking forward to interacting with you and your child this upcoming school year. If you ever need to communicate with me, I prefer to use email, as access to a telephone is difficult during the school day. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me throughout the year. In order to contact me, just fill out the form on the home page of this site.
Items Needed for 7th Grade Science
8.5 x 11 inch 3 ring binder
folder for graded work
blue or black pens
markers, glue, colored pencils & tape for use at home