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2011-2012 CTEMS 7th Grade Life Science Scope, Sequence, & Homework
Week
Date
Weekly Class Topics
Homework from prior week due and graded every Monday; Test on prior week’s chapter work every Tuesday; Lab work expected every week Wed-Fri as needed.
Chapter
Homework
Add in “Handouts” (“R & R”; “Enrich”) & “Science Fair Projects” as Assigned below…

Aug. 30-Sep-3
What is Life Science? Science Process; Thinking Skills; Definition of Life, Diagnostic test
Monday; Minimum day, Supplies List Signature form, Textbook sign out, RNG pass out

Tuesday—Pretzel-eating contest (no lab sheet); 3 students up front eat as many as they can in 1 minute; enzyme function, digestion, drying agent in pretzels soak up saliva. Expectation guide, Vocab guide for Ch. 1-2.

Wednesday—First Daily review Ch. 1.1; Start Characteristics of Life Powerpoint.

Thursday—Daily review, Characteristics of Life powerpoint.

Friday—Introduction to the Microscope Lab
1.
Introductory Lab Write up; RNG 11-28; AAp.22

Monday; Parent signature on Materials List Form

Tuesday—RNG 11-15

Wednesday— RNG 16-19

Thursday— RNG 20-28

Friday— No Homework

Sept. 7-Sept. 10
What is Life Science? Science Process; Thinking Skills; Definition of Life, Diagnostic testing, Out-loud Ch. Reading; What’s Life: Pond Lab; Beach Day Friday

Monday; Intro to Microscope lab, microscope parts & safety lecture

Tuesday—Finish Intro to Microscope lab; Pond water id lab

Wednesday— Finish Intro to Microscope lab; Pond water id lab

Thursday—Finish Pond water id lab, Clay creature building

FridayBEACH DAY
1.
Questions 1-7, p. 31;
5-paragraph writing assignment, SciFair “What you Enjoy Doing”

Monday; R & R; 1.1-1.2

Tuesday; R & R; 1.3-1.4

Wednesday; Key Terms

Thursday—TBD

Friday

Sept. 13-17
Science Processes; Science Fair Project Design; What is Life Science? Science Process; Thinking Skills; Definition of Life, Diagnostic testing; . Labor Day on Monday
Monday; . Labor Day

Tuesday—Practice Test “B” Ch. 1

Wednesday—Review Ch. 1; online test, etc.

Thursday—Ch. 1; Test

Friday—Computer Lab; set up Pearson SuccessNet; 2 videos, one AA, One Enrich, etc.
Ch. 1
Science Fair Project “Community Issues”
Monday; No homework

Tuesday—Complete 4 section assessments for Ch. 1; due Th.

Wednesday— Complete 4 section assessments for Ch. 1; due Th.

Thursday—At home sign up for Edmodo account and do Daily Review questions for Ch. 2.1 posted on-site

Friday

Sept 12-16
Light; EM spectrum & visible light
Bubblearium Lab
Monday; Start “Light Fantastic” movie,

Tuesday—Finish “Light Fantastic” movie, Daily review 2.1

Wednesday—Daily review 2.2, investigate pond H2O samples from home.

Thursday— Bubblearium Lab

Friday—Video; teacher out
2.
RNG 29-52; AA P.45; 56
SciFair “Project Idea Complete”
Monday—RNG 29-37

Tuesday—RNG 38-40

Wednesday—RNG 41-45; AA45

Thursday—RNG 46-52; AA P.56

Friday—RNG Due

Sept 19-23
Light; Simple lenses
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday—Science Fair Practice Work

Thursday—Bubblearium Lab

Friday— Finish Bubblearium Lab
2.
R & R; AA P. 60; 63; Questions 1-8, p. 73 SciFair “Content Link”

Monday Get ReadyReview & Assessent in book, pg 71-72; 1-28; STDS Review; pg 73, 1-7

Tuesday—R & R 2.1-2.2

Wednesday—R & R 2.3-2.4

Thursday

Friday-- R & R due;

Sept 26- 30
Cellular structure and function; Cell Structure
Monday; Review for Ch. 2 Test; TOPS Focus Lab 3/4

Tuesday— STDS Practice Due; Test 2, Ch. 2; Ch. 2 Test

Wednesday—Science Fair Work

Thursday— Cell model project intro. Cell Drawing Notes

Friday
3.
RNG 53-67;
Monday Get Ready— Online Ch. 2 Practice Test;

Tuesday— RNG 53-56

Wednesday— RNG 57-60; Powerpoint on Cell Structure & Function

Thursday— RNG 61-67;

Friday—RNG Due

Oct 3-Oct 7
Cellular structure and function; Cell Function; “Close Look at Cells” Lab
Monday; “A Close Look at Cells” Lab

Tuesday—“A Close Look at Cells” Lab

Wednesday—“A Close Look at Cells” Lab

Thursday—“A Close Look at Cells” Lab

Friday
3.
R & R; AA p. 91; Questions 1-8, p. 111;

Monday Cell Model Project + Extra Credit: R & R 3.1-3.2; Get Ready— Pearson SuccessNet; STDS Review in Book;

Tuesday— Cell Model Project + Extra Credit: R & R 3.3-3.4;

Wednesday— Cell Model Project + Extra Credit: Key Terms

Thursday— Cell Model Project + Extra Credit: STDS Practice; Test 1, Ch. 3

Friday-- Cell Model Project; Due Monday

Oct. 10-14
Cellular Processes & Energy; Photosynthesis & Respiration
Monday; ; Group review of Cell Models

Tuesday—Test, Ch. 3

Wednesday—Cell Processes and Energy

Thursday— Cell Processes and Energy Mitosis Coloring

Friday— Cell Processes and Energy Mitosis Coloring
4.
RNG 68-84; AA p. 120;

Monday; Section Assessments 1-4; test Tuesday

Tuesday— ; RNG 68-71

Wednesday—RNG 72-75

Thursday—RNG 76-81

Friday—RNG 82-84 Sci Fair “Process” due Monday!
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Oct. 17-21
Cellular Processes and Energy; Structure & function of DNA, Differentiation; Mitosis; Benchmark Test # 1
Monday; Correct RNG Homework

Tuesday—“Stomata Functions” Lab; show how to find Th.Fri videos.

Wednesday—Science Fair “Background Research”; in the Computer lab

Thursday—“Stomata Functions” Lab

Friday—“Stomata Functions” Lab
4.
R & R + Videos
Monday — R & R 4.1-4.2

Tuesday— R & R 4.3-4.4; Science Fair “Procedure” due Wed

Wednesday—Key Terms worksheet

Thursday—Khan videos: Psn, Rsp, Cell division

Friday—Khan videos; Mitosis, Meiosis

Oct 25-29


Questions 1-8, p. 145; AA p. 133; Study for benchmark test; SciFair “Procedure”

Nov. 1-5
Genetics the Science of Heredity; Genes, DNA, & Protiens, Mendelian genetics & Meiosis, protein synthesis
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
5.
RNG 85-100; AA p.179; Questions 1-8, p. 185; SciFair “Data Table”
Monday Get ReadyPearson SuccessNet; STDS Review in Book;

Tuesday— ; STDS Practice Due; Test 2, Ch. 4

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday--

Nov 8-12
Genetics the Science of Heredity; Genes, DNA, & Protiens, Mendelian genetics & Meiosis, protein synthesis
No school Nov. 11; Veteran’s Day

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
5.
Ch. 5, Continued SciFair “Design Your Data Table(s)” due Friday
Monday; One-question homework assignments; due next day!

Tuesday— 1-Question homework; Foldable test in class.

Wednesday—1-Question homework; Foldable test in class.

Thursday—SCHOOL HOLIDAY

Friday--1-Question homework; Foldable test in class.

Nov 15-19
Modern Genetics
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
The 4 Parts of a data table;
Title that includes m.v. and r.v.
Units for quantitative measurements, Dates, m.v. and r.v.
6.
RNG 101-110; Science Fair Data Tables Due Wed
Monday RNG 102-104

Tuesday— RNG 106-107

Wednesday— RNG 109-110

Thursday— Book, P. 217, Q 1-7

Friday--

Nov 22-23
Changes over Time; Evolution & adaptation; pattern, process & evidence; ; Thanksgiving 11/24-26

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
7.1-7.3
RNG 111-124; AA p.237; SciFair Exp”
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday—HOLIDAY; NO SCHOOL

Thursday— HOLIDAY; NO SCHOOL

Friday-- HOLIDAY; NO SCHOOL

Nov 29-Dec 3
Changes over Time; Branching trees; Science Fair Project Design
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
7.4-7.5
RNG 125-143; SciFair Exp”
Monday Get Ready—Online flashcards, ch. 7, Online practice quiz

Tuesday— ; RNG 125-128

Wednesday—RNG 129-131

Thursday—RNG 132-139

Friday—RNG 140-143
15
Dec 6-10
Earth’s History; The Rock Cycle
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
8.
R & R; Enrich; AA. p. 277; 291; ; Q 1-7, p. 303; SciFair Exp”
Monday Get ReadyWebsite, Practice Test 1-30

Tuesday— Practice test due; 1-Question H.W.

Wednesday—1-Q H.W.

Thursday—1-Q H.W. on Edmodo.com blog

Friday--1-Q H.W. on Edmodo.com blog
16.
Dec 13-17
Earth’s History; Continental drift, plate tectonics, biogeography; Geologic dating; Science Fair Project Design
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
8.
Benchmark & Midyear Test Study; Science Fair Project work; Background Research Due
Monday R & R 8.3-8.4

Tuesday— R & R 8.5; Sci Fair background research

Wednesday— Sci Fair background research

Thursday— Sci Fair background research

Friday--

Dec 20-Dec 31
WINTER HOLIDAY BREAK

Science Fair Project work
17.
Jan 3-7
M/T; Benchmark Test # 2; Outcome Test; Midyear Test
W/Th/F; Functional Taxonomy & Who’s who
Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi & Protists
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
9.
RNG 153-166; “Complete your SciFair Exp”
SciFair “Title” due Friday
Monday—Continue online w/ benchmark test #2 from class

Tuesday— Online Test

Wednesday—RNG 153-157

Thursday—RNG 158-161

Friday—RNG 162-166
18.
Jan 10-14
Lab Series # 1; Microscope Labs Week
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
9.
RNG; R & R; AA p. 336; Questions 1-8, p. 355 Enrich; SciFair Typed Title, Summary Intro” due Friday
Monday—RNG 167-170

Tuesday—R & R 9.1-9.2

Wednesday— R & R 9.3-9.4

Thursday— Type Title/Summary Intro

Friday--
19.
Jan 18-21
Functional Taxonomy & Who’s who
Plants & Angiosperm Reproduction MLK Holiday 1/17

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
10.
RNG 171-191; ; SciFair typed “Title” due Friday
Monday Get Ready

Tuesday— ; STDS Practice Due

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday--
20.
Jan 24-28
Lab Series #2; Loma Prieta Forest Ecology Labs Week

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
10.
R & R 10.1-10.5; AA p. 393; Questions 1-7, p. 403; Sci Fair “Typed Data Table” due
Monday—R & R 10.1-10.2

Tuesday— R & R 10.3-10.4

Wednesday—R & R 10.5

Thursday—Key Terms + Typed Data table

Friday—Data Table Due
21.
Jan 31-Feb. 4
Functional Taxonomy & Who’s who
Invertebrates
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
11.
RNG 192-218; Sci Fair work on typed “Results Summary + Analysis”
Monday—RNG 192-197

Tuesday— RNG 198-201; “Results Summary”

Wednesday—RNG 202-208

Thursday—RNG 209-215; “Analysis”

Friday—RNG 216-218
22.
Feb 7-11
Lab Series #3; Invertebrate Dissections Week
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
11.
Team-Designed Dissection Labs; Questions 1-7, p. 449; AA. p. 418; p. 444; SciFair Results Summary Due Friday
Monday—R & R 11.1-11.2

Tuesday— Sci Fair “Analysis”

Wednesday—R & R 11.3-11.4

Thursday—R & R 11.5 + “Results Summary"

Friday—“Results Summary” Due; Test Ch. 11.

Feb 14-18
FEBRUARY PRESIDENT’S WEEK HOLIDAY


23.
Feb 21-25
Introduction to Vertebrates
Science Processes; Science Fair Project Design
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
12.1-12.2
RNG 219-226; SciFair first half of display board due; “Analysis”, & “Conclusion” due
Monday—Sci Fair Boards; “Analysis”

Tuesday— RNG 219-222

Wednesday—Sci Fair Boards, “Conclusion”

Thursday—RNG 223-226

Friday—Sci Fair Boards & etc.
24
Feb 28-Mar 4
Introduction to Vertebrates
Science Processes; Science Fair
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
12.3-12.4
RNG 227-235; Science Fair; “Materials” & “extra stuff” due
Monday

Tuesday— RNG 227-230

Wednesday

Thursday—RNG 231-235

Friday--
25
Mar 7-11
Science Fair Final Prep
Set up Science Fair in Gym
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
n/a
Science Fair Report typing;; “Final Touches” due Thursday
Monday—Sci Fair Wrap up work

Tuesday— Sci Fair Wrap up work

Wednesday—Sci Fair Wrap up

Thursday—Review Speeches for Judges

Friday—No homework
26.
Mar 14-18
Lab Series #4 Vertebrate Dissections Week;
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
12.5
Team Designed Dissection Labs; AA. p. 470; AA. p. 482; Questions 1-8, p. 499; R & R 12.1-12.5; Study for benchmark test
Monday— Fish Dissection Assignment

Tuesday— Fish Dissection Assignment

Wednesday—RNG 236-239

Thursday—RNG 240-243; STDS Practice Pg. 245, 1-6

Friday—TEST Ch. 12; ; STDS Practice Due
27.
Mar 21-25
Machines & the Body; Simple machines; joints, levers, & mechanical advantage
Benchmark Test #3
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
13.1
RNG 244-261 Q. 1-3, p. 517; Handouts as Assigned
Monday Get Ready— RNG 244-249; Study for Benchmark Test #3

Tuesday— RNG 250-254; Study for Benchmark Test #3

Wednesday— RNG 255-257; Study for Benchmark Test #3

Thursday— RNG 258-261; Study for Benchmark Test #3


FridayBenchmark Test #3
28.
Mar 28-Apr 1
Human skeletal and muscular systems
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
13.2-13.3
Finish R & R’s; Section Assessments & STDS Review
Monday—Finish R & R’s started in class, Enrich, Parent Signature on Benchmark #3 Test Summary Sheet

Tuesday— 13.1-13.2 Section Assessment

Wednesday—13.3 Section Assessment

Thursday—13.4 Section Assessment

Friday—STDS Practice Ch. 13
29.
Apr 4-8
Circulation & Respiration; Circulation and Pressure & Volume in liquid systems. Blood & Lymph; The human circulatory system; Immune System, AIDS/SARS/H1N1,
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
14.1-14.2
RNG 262-267

Monday Get Ready—Study Ch. 13 Test

Tuesday— RNG 262-267

Wednesday—RNG 268-271

Thursday—RNG 272-277; RNG 14.1-14.3 DUE

Friday—RNG 278-282

Apr 11-15
SPRING BREAK WEEK

Study Ch. 14
30.
Apr 19-22
Human respiratory system & cardiovascular/respiratory diseases. No school 4/18

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
14.3-14.4
R & R; AA p. 554/577;
Questions p. 591/593;

MondayNo school

Tuesday— R & R 14.3-14.4

Wednesday— R & R Key Terms++

Thursday— p. 591, 1-10.; p. 593, 1-9

Friday-- AA p. 554/577 (in class); TEST, Ch. 14
31.
Apr 25-29
The Nervous System
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
15
RNG 283-296; AA. p. 607
Monday Get Ready—RNG 283-286
Video in class
Tuesday— RNG 287-291
Video in class
Wednesday— RNG 292-296

Thursday— RNG 297-299

Friday—RNG 300-304
32
May 2-6
STAR Testing Week 1
n/a
No Homework
Ch. 15 in Class; Nervous System
Monday Get Ready—No Homework
R & R Ch. 15 in class
Tuesday— No Homework
R & R Ch. 15 in class
Wednesday— No Homework
R & R Ch. 15 in class
Thursday— No Homework
Neurology Lab in class
Friday-- No Homework
33
May 9-13
STAR Testing Week 2
15
Ch. 15; Nervous System

Monday
Neurology Lab in class
Homework; Section Assessment 15.1-15.2
Tuesday— ; STDS Practice Due
Neurology Lab in class
Homework; Section Assessment 15.3-15.5
Wednesday
Neurology Lab in class
Homework; Review & Assessment 1-25; p. 631
Thursday
Neurology Lab in class
Homework; Standards Review 1-7, p. 633;
Friday—No Homework
34.
May 16-20
Finish the Nervous System; Endocrine System
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
15/16
RNG Ch. 15/16
Monday Get Ready— Practice Test Ch. 15 online; 1-30

Tuesday—RNG Ch. 16 tonight; 305-308; TEST today in class Ch. 15; STDS Practice Due

Wednesday—RNG; 309-313

Thursday—RNG; 314-318

Friday—No Homework
35.
May 23-27
Human reproduction & endocrinology
5/23 No Class: Ropes Course
5/27 No Class; Beach Day

Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
16
Ch. 16; Endocrine & Reproductive Systems
MondayNo School; Ropes Course

Tuesday— R & R 16.3 + Key Terms;

Wednesday—Sect. Assmt. 16.1

Thursday— Sect. Assmt. 16.2

Friday-- Sect. Assmt. 16.3 No School; Beach Day
36.
My 30-Jun 3
Human reproduction & endocrinology
Memorial Holiday 5/30
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
16
Study for benchmark test;

MondayMEMORIAL HOLIDAY

Tuesday— Review & Assessment Pg. 665; 1-10, Chapter Review & Assessment pg. 666, 11-25; Standards Practice pg. 667, 1-7

Wednesday—STDS Practice; AA. p. 645; Questions 1-8, p. 667

Thursday— ; STDS Practice Due Practice Test online 1-30

Friday—Ch. 16 Test
37.
Jun 6-10­
Human reproduction & endocrinology;
Study for Benchmark Test # 4; Ch. 13-16
Monday;

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday
16.3-16.4
Study for benchmark test;
Monday

Tuesday—Study for Benchmark Test

Wednesday— Study for Benchmark Test

Thursday— Study for Benchmark Test

Friday—BENCHMARK TEST #4
38.
Jun 13-16
ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE WEEK