Welcome to

7th & 8th Grade Science!  


I am very excited to be leading you through a journey of discovery this year where we will observe and question the natural world, keep careful records of our activities in our lab notebooks, think critically, perform experiments, and draw conclusions!

By the end of the year, my goal is for you to not only have a solid understanding of the concepts, skills, and procedures required to be successful as future scientists, but also for you to appreciate how science impacts our everyday lives.



 

8th Grade Science

  • Week of April 29, 2019 Unit: EcosystemsLesson: Resources in Living SystemsInvestigation 1: Analyzing Data to Learn How Resources Impact OrganismsStudents use graphs to represent data about how resources impact individuals.  Students will ...
    Posted May 2, 2019, 1:06 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of April 1, 2019 Lesson: Water and the WeatherInvestigation 2: Predicting Fog and DewStudents determine the dew point for four locations by using temperature data and a dew point table.Investigation 3 ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2019, 12:55 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of March 25, 2019 Lesson: Water and the WeatherObserving Phenomena: Students explore the phenomenon of clouds forming when warm air rises.Investigation 1: Measuring Relative HumidityStudents construct a psychrometer and use it ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2019, 1:08 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of March 18, 2019 Lesson: Air Pressure and WindInvestigation #3: Tracking Atmospheric PressureStudents use real-world pressure data to draw isobars on a weather map and then analyze different atmospheric pressure ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 6:54 AM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of February 25, 2019 Lesson: Air Pressure and WindObserving Phenomena: Students explore the phenomenon of why some days are windy and some are not.Investigation 2: Build a Balloon BarometerStudents build a ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 12:46 PM by Laurie Poore
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7th Grade Science

  • Week of April 29, 2019 Lesson: Proteins, Genes & ChromosomesInvestigation 3: Analyzing Genetic DataStudents examine the relationship between alleles and traits by applying a table of traits and allele combinations to images of cats ...
    Posted May 2, 2019, 1:02 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of April 1, 2019 Lesson: Cell TheoryObserving Phenomena: Students examine and question spontaneous generation, an early belief on the properties of life.Investigation 1: Categorizing SubstancesStudents explore nonliving, unicellular, and multicellular organisms ...
    Posted Apr 4, 2019, 12:58 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of March 25, 2019 Lesson: Levels of OrganizationInvestigation 2: Connecting Structure to FunctionStudents describe a tissue’s structure and function with cards that show the magnified structure. They add the magnifiers and ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2019, 1:10 PM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of March 18, 2019 Lesson: Interacting Body Systems    Investigation 2: Creating a Human Body Model    Students use their human body model to explain how body systems work together.    Investigation 3: Diagnosing Mr. T    Students ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2019, 7:22 AM by Laurie Poore
  • Week of February 25, 2019 Lesson: Interacting Body SystemsObserving Phenomena: Students discuss how doctors generally know what is inside the human body without having to cut a person open.Investigation 1: Dissecting FrogsStudents ...
    Posted Feb 28, 2019, 12:41 PM by Laurie Poore
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