Mrs. Oz's Science Class!

2021-2022 School Year

A message to my students & their families: I will be on maternity leave through the first semester of the 2021-2022 school year. I look forward to working with you when I return in January. Please reach out to Mr. Black who will be your science teacher until I return. His email address is

Thank you!! I can't wait to meet you!!

Welcome Reynold's Rockets! I look forward to creating a positive and safe learning environment that is built on trust, communication, and routine. Our class focuses on learning through exploration, inquiry and hands-on activities. We will strive to build critical thinking skills that will prepare you for the future. I believe in pushing students to be the best they can be and hold high expectations for each of my students within their learning styles. I expect student's in our classroom to hold me to the same standards and look forward to learning and creating together!

7th Grade Science Plan

During the 21-22 school year, the 7th grade science curriculum will be taught in the following order:

  1. Science Basics

  2. Human Body

  3. Genetics

  4. Microbiology

  5. Atmosphere

  6. Weather

  7. Physical Science

In 7th grade science, students will develop skills to predict weather patterns based on atmospheric sciences. Students will study the atmosphere in depth, learning the names of each layer, their characteristics and patterns found throughout. By the end of the weather and atmosphere unit, students will be able to identify cloud types and the weather associated with them. They will learn how to read and use various weather instruments as well as predict global wind and solar radiation patterns.

From weather, students will move on to study physical science in which they will define energy, how it is conserved and transferred and how magnets, circuits and simple machines exert force to make work possible and easier. Students will enjoy plenty of hands-on experiments during this unit in which they manipulate work, force and energy.

Our biology unit covers animal and plant cells in microorganisms and how cell parts interact and respond to our environment. Students will explore the world of protists and their functions and structures. During this unit, students will learn about how DNA and genetics work. We will use punnet squares and pedigrees to predict patterns of heredity. Students will also explore genetic and environmental DNA mutations.

Our last unit of the year will focus on the systems and functions of the human body. Students will be able to identify how the body produces energy and responds to stimuli. We will also explore how poor health choices can interrupt the bodies balance which can cause serious health issues.

We will be using google classroom as our learning management system.

Classroom Expectations & Procedures

Students should expect from me:

  • Quality instruction each day

  • Organized & positive learning environment

  • Credit & grades for evaluation of learning

  • Respect for all students and their abilities

  • Quick and fair feedback for all assignments

  • Giving my best to students each day

  • Proper remote learning etiquette (act as if I were in the actual classroom)

I expect from the students:

  • Be ready, respectful & responsible of others and our school

  • Come to class each day prepared to learn and participate during remote learning

  • Always try your best

  • Read directions, stay focused & ask questions if you need help

  • Keep a positive attitude towards yourself & others during remote class discussions

  • Complete assignments neatly & on time

  • Proper remote learning etiquette (act as if you were in the actual classroom)

Grading Procedure

  • Grades for student work will be posted as early and as often as possible in order to assure student success and learning.

  • Grades will be posted in PowerSchool. Students are encouraged to check their grades at least once a week to ensure they are on track for success. It is the responsibility of the student to keep up with their grades.

"Classroom participation" includes participation in remote learning!

Behavior Policy

In the case that students are not meeting expectations, the following steps for correction will be taken:

  1. Warning: behavior documented

  2. Contact home: minor referral

  3. Major office referral to administrators

If you get a call from me that doesn’t mean it is bad news!!! I love calling home for positive behavior and success stories. Let’s make this a great year together!

Materials Needed

  • Pencils (regular)

  • Composition notebook

  • Colored pencils and/or markers (optional)

  • Safety scissors (optional)

  • Glue sticks or elmers glue (optional)

  • Pencil sharpener (optional)

  • Materials pouch (optional, one per 7th grade)

Accepted Donations

  • Tissues

  • Extra disposable face masks

  • Disinfectant wipes

  • Cleaning rags/paper towels

  • Lysol disinfectant spray

  • Band-aids

  • Extra Glue sticks

  • Scotch tape

  • Expo markers/erasers