7th Grade Life Science Mrs. Clarken
Points / Grading:
Notebooks 20 points for each 20 class periods
We will keep daily warm-ups, book assignments, and notes in this.
Tests 35 points each (approximately)
Projects 25 points each (approximately)
Each quarter will have one project.
Labs 15 points each
Lab grades include your participation, the work on paper, and your help cleaning up.
Daily Assignments 5 points each
These will be checked for completion with periodic quality checks.
We will correct them together in class.
Portfolio 25 points
Semester final 10% of your semester grade
Quarter 1 Scientific Method and Inquiry, Graphing, Vocabulary
Quarter 2 Characteristics of Living Things, Cells
Quarter 3 Classification, 5 Kingdoms, Plants, and Animals
Quarter 4 Human Body Systems, Genetics, Ecosystems, & Technology
Excused absences need to be arranged in advance. Previously scheduled tests, projects or assignments are due the day the student returns. The teacher will not track students down to remind them of missing work. Students have two days for an excused absence after their return to complete all work.
Daily assignments are each worth 5 points; this will drop to 3 points for incomplete or missing work when class begins. Late projects and labs will be counted off by 10% the first day class day and continue10% after that for each class day. We will follow the Middle School incomplete work policy.