Ms Dietrich's Life Science 2018-2019
You might be asking yourself.... What is Life Science?
Life science is any science that studies the structure and function of living organisms, their processes needed for survival, and the behavior and relationships they have with each other and their environment.
Topic areas covered 2018-2019 include:
MS Life: Bundle 1: Structure, Function, and Information Processing.
MS Life: Bundle 2: Growth and Development of Organisms.
MS Life: Bundle 3: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems.
MS Life: Bundle 4: Inheritance and Variation of Traits.
MS Life: Bundle 5: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity
MS Life: Bundle 6: Changes in Organisms Over Time
Respect yourself, others, and property
Listen when others
Keep your hands, feet, and objects to yourself
Come prepared for class
All materials needed for class are with you
Be ready to learn
Follow directions the 1st time they are given
Homework is given daily
and is expected to be completed before
the beginning of class on the day it is due.
Classwork not completed during class
is expected to be completed for homework.
Homework may be accepted one day late
for half credit
See 7th grade/district Homework Policy
for more details
Tests and Quizzes
Tests are announced and written on the board
one week in advance
Students are expected to make corrections on their tests in order to earn partial credit
Quizzes may be announced one day in advance or occasionally be a "pop" quiz
Please call office with any absences....
It is your responsibility to make up
ALL missing work including:
classwork, notes, homework, quizzes, tests, etc
(most documents will be available on this website,
just click on "Forms and Docs")
Ways to find out assignments:
phone or text a reliable friend, Homework Hotline,
or this website, just click on
Attend class regularly and
arrive to class on time
Come to class ready to learn with all of your materials
Follow classroom rules
Complete and have your own homework,
ready to grade, at the beginning of class
the day it is due
~ Participate in class
~ Ask relevant questions
~ Respond to questions
~ Take good notes
~ Play an active role in group discussions
~ Ask for help if needed
Parents are encouraged to...
Review and discuss your child's planner daily
Review teacher websites
Take advantage of Parent Connect
Check grades often
Encourage your child to do their best at all times
Encourage your child to seek help
if they are struggling
Promote health and well-being for your child
both physically and emotionally