7th Envir. Science


February 8-12

posted Feb 5, 2016, 11:40 AM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book needed all week


MONDAY - Introduction to Elements and Periodic Table, pages 10, 80-83 (Homework: Element list)
TUESDAY - Review elements/symbols, Periodic Table basics & organization (Homework: review notes/element list)

WEDNESDAY - Periodic Table organization continued (Homework: review notes/element list)

THURSDAY- Small element quiz, Periods/Groups pages 86-87, trends of the table (Homework: Element selections for Fact Card)


February 1-5

posted Jan 29, 2016, 2:59 PM by Erin Duffy

Chemistry book issued - needed all week


MONDAY - *New book, Introduction to Chemistry/Matter pages 6-7 (Homework: define Property, list 2 basic types)

TUESDAY - Properties of Matter (Homework: write out 2 specific properties for one specific substance)

WEDNESDAY - States of Matter, pages 42-47 (Homework: finish/review notes)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - States of Matter with lab, pages 48-53 (Homework: None)


January 25-29

posted Jan 25, 2016, 3:57 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Jan 25, 2016, 7:06 AM ]

Book to class Tuesday & Wednesday


MONDAY - Nuclear Energy (Homework: read pages 174-178)

TUESDAY - Nuclear Energy continued, energy review (Homework: study energy notes for assessment on Thursday/Friday)

WEDNESDAY - Energy in the home/school (Homework: your energy choice, written paragraph)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Energy assessment, activity in computer lab (Homework: none, happy snowflake ball and weekend!)


January 18-22

posted Jan 18, 2016, 7:29 PM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Jan 18, 2016, 7:29 PM ]

Book to class all week

MONDAY - Martin Luther King Holiday, no school

TUESDAY - Solar energy  pgs.166-7 (Homework: finish reading/review notes)

WEDNESDAY - Hydroelectric & Wind energy, pgs 168-9 (Homework: finish reading/review notes)

THURSDAY / FRIDAY - Biomass, Geothermal & Nuclear energy, pgs. 169-170 (Homework: finish reading/review notes)


*Reminder...please review all of your energy notes, you will have an assessment next week!


January 4-8

posted Jan 4, 2016, 6:28 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Jan 4, 2016, 6:29 AM ]

MONDAY - Human societies, Old book pages 190-192 (Homework: Read page 83 in your book and define Renewable / Non-Renewable Resources in your notes)
TUESDAY - Energy resources, introduction to energy/fuels (Homework: Read Fossil Fuels pages 158-163)
WEDNESDAY - Fossil Fuels (Homework: continue reading from Tuesday)
THURSDAY / FRIDAY - Fossil Fuels, Fracking & Plastics...oh my! (Homework: review new notes, Plastic Pledge)

December 14-18

posted Dec 11, 2015, 10:42 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Dec 14, 2015, 2:52 PM ]

No book needed in class this week.


MONDAY - Meet in Hunter Computer Lab for Endangered species activity (Homework: Assessment questions due Thursday, refer to paper given out in class or see below)

TUESDAY - Meet in Hunter Computer Lab for Endangered species activity (Homework: see Monday)

WEDNESDAY - Endangered species sharing (Homework: 2016 academic goal)

THURSDAY *all classes meet - Holiday species puns (Homework: none until next year...2016!) :)

FRIDAY - school holiday festivities, no classes


Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and joy in the new year!


Review and Assessment Questions  (pages 112-113)

Checking concepts # 11, Thinking Critically # 16, 17
Applying Skills # 23, Test Prep # 1, Constructed Response #6 

December 7-11

posted Dec 4, 2015, 9:55 AM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Wednesday & Thursday/Friday


MONDAY - Biodiversity Breakthrough presentations (Homework: Read pages 104-105, answer question #4a-c on pg. 105 in your notes for Wednesday)

TUESDAY - Biodiversity Breakthrough presentations (Homework: see Monday night)

WEDNESDAY - Protecting Biodiversity (Homework: extinct species fact)

THURSDAY / FRIDAY - Species Endangerment & Extinction pages 100-3 (Homework: Endangered species selection)


November 30-December 4

posted Nov 29, 2015, 6:08 PM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Nov 30, 2015, 9:30 AM ]

Book to class Monday & Tuesday


MONDAY - Review biodiversity notes, factors that affect it (Homework: Cloning fun fact!)

TUESDAY - Cloning, story of Taxol pages 106-109 (Homework: "Biodiversity Breakthrough" product brainstorm/search - read assignment!)

WEDNESDAY - Biodiversity Breakthrough activity explanation, examples (Homework: Final selection of product for next class)

THURSDAY / FRIDAY - Meet in Hunter Computer Lab, Biodiversity product research/summary (Homework: finish summary for Monday)



November 23-27

posted Nov 20, 2015, 11:13 AM by Erin Duffy   [ updated Nov 23, 2015, 6:59 AM ]

Book to class Monday & Tuesday


MONDAY - Biodiversity introduction, bean activity page 95 (Homework: Biodiversity in your biome, write 1 statistic)

TUESDAY - The value of biodiversity (Homework: None, have a wonderful holiday!)

WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY - No classes, Thanksgiving holiday


November 16-20

posted Nov 15, 2015, 4:06 AM by Erin Duffy

Book to class Tuesday & Wednesday


MONDAY - Parent conferences, no classes

TUESDAY - Biome presentations continued (Homework: study biome notes from each presentation for a small quiz Thursday/Friday)

WEDNESDAY - Biome presentations finished (Homework: see Tuesday!)

THURSDAY/FRIDAY - Biome quiz, outdoor activity *weather depending (Homework: None)


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