Science Teacher Grade 7/Voyager Team

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Kerrie Johnson

I have been teaching for several years now and am looking forward to a new year at BCMS.  Below you will find documents and forms that we will be using throughout the year.  Please refer back often to see what has been updated.  Thanks!


Lesson Plans Week 1 Sept 5-7


Thursday- Handed out first unit packet Scientific Method, began lab p. 8

Friday- cont. lab, planner check (this is done every Fri. and is an assignment grade).

Lesson Plan Week 2, Sept 10-14

Mon-Reading Sec. 1.1  done in class. p. 8 due Tues.

Tues-Due p. 8-10 in Sci. Method packet,  worked on sec. 1.2, pre-hypothesis assessment, Tennis ball lab p. 22-25

Wed.-Readingn Sec. 1.3 p. 5-6, Vocab Terms (do as flashcards this unit)

Thurs.Penny Lab/ Surface Tension, p. 12-13

Fri-Planner check, Reading sec. 1.4 p. 7, p. 14-15 Independent vs. Dependent variables

Lesson Plan Week 3, Sept. 17-21

Mon-DUE-p. 13, Notes Scientific Method, Quiz-Scientific Method on Thurs., Flashcards due Wed.

Tues-p. 14-15 Independent variable vs. Dependent variable

Wed.- DUE-Flashcards, Scientific method steps review, Lab Safety procedures

Thurs- QUIZ over Scientific Method steps (put them in the correct order), p. 16-19 Bubble time

Fri-Wrap up Bubble Time, p. 18-19 due Mon.

Lesson Plan Week 4, Sept 24-28

Mon-Due, p. 18-19, Begin Rotocopters, p. 2 & 7.

Tues- Rotocopters, fly new ones and gather data

Wed-Begin Rotocopter typed lab report-DUE FRIDAY

Th-Work on Rotocopter Typed lab report-DUE FRIDAY

Fri-Typed lab report due today. (These are 70pts, very important to turn in.)

Lesson Plan Week 5, Oct 1-5

Monday- Review for Test-Sci. Method

Tues- TEST Sci. Method, Due, Sci. Method packets with all readings and labs completed.  Begin Microscope Unit/Packet

Wed-Notes for p. 4-5, begin "e" lab  NOTE:  Parts of microscope quiz on Friday.

Thurs-elab & thread lab, p. 7-10 in microscope packet

Fri- Microscope Parts quiz, finish labs

Lesson Plan Week 6, Oct. 8-12

Mon.-Finish e lab and thread lab, review for microscope parts quiz (Tues.)

Tues- Quiz over microscope parts (p. 9 & 10) Lab on prepared slides, work on sketches.

Wed-ALL ROTOCOPTER LAB REPORTS returned, corrections may be turned in until Tues. 10/16.Finished prepared slides, Begin pond water lab, practice sketching skills

Thurs-Cont. Pond water lab, review for microscope TEST

Friday- Microscope TEST, (50 pts.)

Lesson Plan Week 7, Oct.15-19

Mon.-Correct errors on test, Begin Ecology Unit, p. 1 & 2                                            * Terms for Ecology unit, (24 terms) Due Wed. 10/24

Tues-Cont. p. 1 & 2, finish and due, Life in a drop of water-video

Lesson Plan Week 8, Oct. 22-26

Mon-p. 10-11 Rattlesnake Lab

Tues-p. 11-12, Notes on Relationships in a Natural Community

Wed-Vocab Due (10 pts.), p. 6 & 7

Thurs-p. 7-9, p. 17-19 Predation Activity

Friday-Begin Food Web Project-logo creation

Lesson Plan Week 9, Oct. 29-Nov. 2

Mon-Work on Food Web researching what organisms eat

Tues-Wrap up research, begin creating Food Web

Wed.-Finish up arrows on Food Web

Thurs-Food Web due, peer rating, Jeopardy Review

Friday- Test over Ecology 1

Lesson Plan Week 10, Nov. 5-9

Mon-No school

Tues-Begin Matter Unit, assign p. 15, due Thurs.  Hmwk:  Study Quizzlet flashcards online at least 5 minutes.

Wed- p. 16-17 due Friday, Hmwk:  Practice quizzlet flashcards

Thurs- p. 18-19, Notes over elements p. 27-28  Due p. 15

Friday-Planner Check (done every Fri), finish up notes  Due p. 16-17

Lesson Plan Week 11, Nov. 12-16

Monday-Finish p. 18-19, Compilation Video on Matter, Begin building atoms p. 40,42,44 Due Tues.

Tues-Notes over equations p. 22-25

Wed-Cont. notes, and enrichment act. p. 26)  Begin building atoms

Thurs-Courage Retreat

Fri-Continue building atoms., wrap up and review.  If ready, test will be Monday.

Lesson Plan Week 12, Nov. 19-23

Mon-Rev for Unit test on Matter p. 30-32

Tues-Unit Test over Matter

Wed-Fri- Thanksgiving Break

Lesson Plan Week 13, Nov. 25-30

Mon-Review over test, make corrections

Tues-Begin new unit, Ecology 2, assign p. A & B vocab terms, due Wed.(11/28), Work on p. 1 & 2 reading and questions.

Wed-p A & B DUE, assign p. C & D, due Thurs, p. 1 & 2 due  by Fri.

Thurs-Due p. A-D,  assigned as homework, p. E & F, Due Fri.

      *Ex. Credit assigned (5 Pts), p. 8-9 due on Dec. 5th, Wed.

Fri- Planner check, check p. 1 & 2, finish Notes on Cycles of Matter, Due pages E & F, assign p. G & H due Mon. p. 5-7 work on in class, these are homework and due on Mon.

Lesson Plan Week 14, Dec. 3-7

Mon- Due p. G & H, p. 5-7 give time to finish, go over together in class.   Notes on Succession.  Ex. Cr. (p. 8-9) due Wed.

Tues-Finish notes on succession (primary & secondary).  Extra Credit (p. 8-9 due Wed.)

Begin p. 16-19, crossword p. 3-4 and p. 11-12

Wed-Ex. Cr. due p. 8-9, Vocab quiz , cont. work from Tues.

Thurs.-Mt. St. Helens example of primary succession, Review for Unit Test (Fri.)

Fri- Test over Eco. 2, Begin new unit Eco. 3; Biomes, p. 1

Lesson Plan Week 15, Dec. 10-14

Mon-New Packet, Eco. 3, work on p. 1-3, Hmwk: Vocab terms (12) due on THurs.

Tues- Cont. work on p. 1-4, Students get into Biome groups and find out their assigned biome.

Wed-Begin Research p. 5-6, yellow page

Thurs-Due Vocab Terms, p. 1-4 checked, Info. given on adaptations, cont. research.

Fri- Cont. work on food web poster & Google slides for presentation