Science Teacher Grade 7/Voyager Team

Kerrie Johnson Science Teacher Grade 7/Voyager Team
Kerrie Johnson

I have been teaching for several years now and am so excited to be in the BHM School District.  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 5-8

Tuesday-Welcome letter handed out, due 9/11,  Introductions

Wednesday-Set up group working agreements, Pop and Bean demo/observations

Thursday- Lab Safety  and Lab Safety Contracts

Friday- Begin Ruler Lab, p.8 in packet

Lesson Plan Week 2 Sept 11-15

Monday-Finish Ruler lab, p. 9-10, Welcome letter due (10 Pts), p. 3-4 Questions due Tuesday.

Tuesday-Check p. 3-4, Tennis ball lab, p. 22, Graphing Sec. 1-2 time to work on questions

Wed-Finish tennis ball lab p. 22-24, Sci. Method notes sec. 1-3, p. 11, ]

Thurs.-Penny Lab p. 13 due Fri. , Sec 1-3 reading questions  (p. 5-6) due Mon.

Fri- p. 13 due,  p. 34-36 lab "How Scientists's work"

Lesson Plan Week 3 Sept 18-22

Mon-Due p. 5 & 6, video notes p. 33, Extra Credit opportunity available- make flash cards for 7 steps of Sci. Method (due Wed.)

Tues. -Notes on Sci. Method

Wed-Independent & Dependent variables p. 14-15

Thurs.-Bubble Time p. 16-19 QUIZ over 7 steps of Sci. Method (put them in correct order)

Scientific Method Quiz- 7 Steps

Fri.-Begin Roto Copters

Lesson Plan Week 4, Sept 25-29

Mon.-Rotocopter packet p. 7 due today (did all but number 2 in class),

Rotocopter Prototype creation day p. 7-9

Tues.-Gather data on prototype rotocopter vs.control, begin typing up lab report (final draft due on Friday).

Wed.- Time to type and work on lab report for Rotocopter lab.

Thurs-QUIZ over Sci. Method, work on p. 20, 21, 30

Fri. -DueMon., Rotocopter final lab report, Bias articles, sec. 1.4 notes.

note:  Sci. Method TEST - on Mon next week.

Lesson Plan Week 5, Oct. 2-6

Mon-Rotocopter Lab Report due, Sci. Method Test, Begin Microscope packet, use pages p. 1 & 2, to answer p. 3.

Tues.-Notes on p. 4-5 (page 6 diagram fill in), Begin "e" lab if time, p. 7-10. Quiz over Parts of the microscope on Fri.

Wed.-Cont. "e" lab and thread lab p. 7-10

Thurs.-Video on p. 11, 12, 13, "Incredible World of microscopes"

Fri.- Wrap up labs, Quiz over microscope parts

Lesson Plan Week 6, Oct. 9-13

Mon-p. 15 video on microscope investigations, p. 14 crossword, review for test

Tues- TEST over Microscope Unit 

Wed-Pond water lab, Begin Ecology Packet, p. 1 & 2, Due Fri.

Thurs-Cont. p. 1& 2, Rattlesnake Lab p. 10-12

Friday, Due p. 1 & 2, Complete p. 10-12 rattlesnake lab

Lesson Plan Week 7, Oct. 16-20

Mon-Due, p. 1 & 2, First 12 flashcards for terms, Notes on predator/prey, parasite/host, p. 6-7

Tues-Due p. 3, Fill out pre & post test on p. 26, notes on energy pyramid

Homework due Mon. Oct. 23: last 12 terms as flashcards and p. 6-9 completed.

Lesson Plan Week 8, Oct. 23-27

Mon- Due p. 7-9 and 2nd half of vocab terms as flashcards.  Predation activity p. 17-19, Food webs p. 13.  Introduce Group project for food web.

Tues- p. 13 cont.

Wed.-Work time for group project

Thurs. Work time for group project

Fri- Planner check, last day for work time on group project (food web), Jeopardy Review, Unit Test on Monday over Ecology 1.

Lesson Plan Week 9, Oct. 30-Nov. 3

Mon- Test over Ecology Unit,  Food Web is Due

Tues-Test re-takes in class, video over symbiosis "Trials of Life-Living Together"

Wed- Begin Matter packet, guided reading p. 15-17 due Fri.

Thurs.- p. 27-28, Notes

Fri-Due p. 15-16, finish notes, planner check

Lesson plan Week 10, Nov. 6-10

Mon-Making atoms p. 33-34, p. 18-19 work on in pairs

Tues-Cont. p. 18-19, Notes over p. 22-25, work on second 2 atoms p. 35-36

Wed-Finish notes p. 22-25, Balancing equations p. 26 with chromebook cart

Thurs-Finish atoms p. 37-38

                                 Note:  TEST over unit TUESDAY, Nov. 14


Lesson plan Week 11, Nov. 13-17

Mon-Bonds between atoms

Tues- Rev. for test p. 30-32

Wed- Review for Matter test

Thurs-Courage Retreat

Fri- Matter Test

Lesson plan Week 12, Nov. 20-24

Mon-Planner check, Ecology 2 packet, Pages A & B vocab terms, work on pages 1 & 2

Tues- Pages A & B due, work on pages C & D (due Monday11/27) p. 1 & 2 due by end of period.

Link to student survey

Wed-Fri- Thanksgiving Break

Lesson plan Week 13, Nov. 27-Dec. 1

Mon-Due p. A-D vocab, p. 5-7 Migration/Adaptation/Hibernation,  Assign: p. E & F, 

                ****(Ex. Cr. assigned; p. 8-9 Due on Monday Dec. 4th)***** 

Tues-Notes on Cycles in Nature, p. 14 Water Cycle, p. E & F due, Assign: p. G & H, 

Wed-p. 10-11 Guided reading questions due Friday, Finish Cycles in Nature notes

Thurs-Succession in Nature notes, p. 16-19 work on, p. 20

Fri- Due: planner check, p. 10-11, Terms pages E-H, work on crossword p. 12-13.

         *******Ex. credit due on Monday/ Test on Wed over Cycles in Nature

Lesson Plan Week 14, Dec. 4-8

Mon-Webquest, Ex. Cr. Due p. 8-9

Tues-Review for test

Wed-Test on Ecology 2 packet-Cycles, Begin Ecology 3 packet-Biomes

Thurs-Work on biome project

Friday-Work on biome project

Lesson plan Week 15, Dec. 11-15

Mon- Work on research for Food web & Biome presentation

Tues- Due: flashcards for terms, Work on research for biome food web and google slide presentation.

Wed- Work Day

Thurs-Work Day

Fri- Work Day, by the end of class google slide presentations are due.  Food Webs are due on Tuesday.

Lesson plan Week 16, Dec. 18-22

Mon-Notes/Presentations on Coniferous Forest p. 11, Deciduous forest p. 12, and Tropical Forest p. 13.

Tues-FOOD WEB for Biome DUE,      Finish notes/presentations and review for test over forest biome tomorrow.

Wed-TEST over Forest Biomes

Thurs-Present info. on upcoming biome, we will continue studying biomes after break.

Fri- Christmas Break- No School

Lesson plan Week 17, Jan 1-5

Mon-No School -New Year's Day

Tues-Tundra presentation notes p. 9, Desert presentation notes p. 10, both Food webs presented by students groups.

Wed-Review/Test over Dry Biomes

Thurs-African Savannah presentation notes p. 7, NA Grasslands presentation notes p. 8, both food webs presented by student groups.

Fri- Review/Test over Grassland Biomes

Lesson plan Week 18, Jan 8-12

Mon- Notes/presentations over Coral Reef, Estuary and Kelp Forest.

Tues-Finish notes on Marine biomes, review for quiz Wed.

Wed- Test over 3 marine biomes, Begin notes on freshwater biomes, Lake Superior and Everglades.

Thurs.-Finish up notes over Freshwater biomes, Review for quiz on Fri.

Fri- Test over 2 freshwater biomes.

Lesson plan Week 19, Jan 15-19

Mon- No school

Tues-Vocabulary terms (flashcards) due Fri., Notes on Cell Theory

Wed-Sec. 3.1, 3.2 questions and reading assigned, due Fri.

Thurs-Notes on Organelles

Fri- Due Flashcards & Sec. 3.1, 3.2, Introduce 3-D Cell Model project, details are on this website and rubric, also handed out to students today.  DUE Jan 29, MONDAY, 50 PTS.

Lesson plan Week 20, Jan 22-26

Mon-Assign p. 15-16 due Jan. 30th, and assign reading questions 3.3 and 3.4

Tues-4 Cell lab, work on detailed sketches, microscope skills

Wed-Work time for p. 15-16 & 3.3-3.6 reading questions (3.5-3.6 due 1/30)

Thurs-Onion Lab ***** 3-D Cell Model due Mon********

Fri- No school

Lesson plan Week 21, 1/29-2/2

Mon-***** 3-D Cell Model Due***** 50 Pts., Elodea Lab

Tues-Cell Vocab Quiz, p. 15-16 Due, Sec. questions 3.3-3.4 Due

Wed. -p. 13-14 assigned, Animal cell colored, due Fri.,  Sec. 3.5-3.6 Due

Thurs-Cheek Cell lab

Fri- Wrap up cheek cell lab, Due p. 13-14.

Lesson plan week 22, 2/5-2/9

Mon- Cheek Cell lab, p. 28

Tues-Due p. 28 & p. 13-14, Notes on diffusion & osmosis

Wed-Quiz over Cell theory, 5 levels of organization, labelling part of a cell

Thurs-Photosynthesis & Cellular Respiration

Fri- notes on Photo & C. Resp.

Lesson plan week 23, 2/12-2/16

Mon-Fermentation notes, go over Root Beer Lab details, will begin Tues.

Tues- Begin Root Beer Lab, take data and record in chart on p. 12 (make own chart)

Wed- Collect Data on lab, Begin new packet, Cell Division, Mitosis.  Go over Learning Targets, Begin reading questions p. 1-4, Sec. 5.1

Thurs-Collect Data on lab, Notes on Mitosis, Cont. working on sec. 5.1

Fri. Sec. 5.1 Due, collect data on lab and test the lab, begin p. 10-12.

Lesson Plan Week 24, 2/19-2/23

Mon-NO SCHOOL- President's Day

Tues- Due:  5.1, flashcards.  Time to work on 5.2 and p. 9-11, both due 2/22.

Wed-Computer Lab; p. 17,& 20

Thurs- Due:  Sec. 5.2 & p. 9-11, Computer lab, cont. online labs

Fri- Mitosis Onion cell lab p. 15-16

Lesson Plan Week 25, 2/26-3/2

Mon- Onion Mitosis Lab

Tues-Notes on DNA & RNA & Protein Synthesis

Wed- Notes cont.

Thurs-Review for Test

Fri- Test over DNA &  Mitosis

Lesson Plan Week 26, 3/5-3/9

Mon-p. 19-23, p. 5-7

Tues-cont. p. 19-23, p. 5-7 (Flashcards due Fri)

Wed. p. 26-27 Due Fri.

Thurs-DNA wheat germ extraction lab p. 28 (4 questions due Fri.)

Fri. -Finish p. 19-23, due Tuesday

Due, p. 28, Planner Check for the week, Flashcards

Lesson Plan Week 27, 3/12-3/16

Mon.-Notes on Genes & Alleles in Genetics

Tues-Punnett Squares, p. 32-33, Due 19-23

Wed-Human Traits Lab (p. 40-44), finish notes on Punnett Squares

Thurs.-p. 29-30, Rev. for test

Fri-Genetics Test

Lesson Plan Week 28, 3/19-3/23

Mon- Genetic Enhancement vs. Genetic Therapy discussion

Tues- Genetic traits-colorblindness, blue people of troublesome creek article

5.4 & 5.5 due Wed.

Wed-Red genetic packets due and turned in, new packet handed out- Classification.  Begin working on p. 14-15

Thurs-p. 14-15 continue, (Due Fri), Silly Science classification of objects, assign p. 16-18

Fri-Due p. 14-15, video p. 32-33

Lesson Plan Week 29, March 26-30 ****NO LATE WORK ACCEPTED after 3/28

Mon- Shape Island p. 29-30, DUE p. 16-18

Tues- p. 27-29

Wed-Study time before test, TEST over classification

Thurs- Turn in classification green packet and pick up red genetics packet


Lesson plan Week 30, April 9-13

Mon- New packet -Change over Time, p. 3-4 due Wed, flashcards for 14 terms are due Wed.

Tues- Notes, work on p. 3-4

Wed.-Flashcards and p. 3-4 due, Goobers p. 14

Thurs- Lab, Peppered Moth p. 15-17, Fossil Record p. 13

Fri- p. 26-29, Homologous Structures, p. 30-32, Embryology

Lesson Plan Week 31, April 16-20

Mon- Fossil Record- p. 20-25, Homework:  Finish p. 28-29, p. 34; #4 & 5, 

Tues- Fossil Record cont. work, Due Wed.

Wed- Fossil record due, Embryology; p. 30-32

Thurs- Wrap up and review

Fri- Test over Unit "Change over Time"

Lesson plan Week 32, April 23-27

Mon- Wrap up test results from Friday, video "Strange Islands-South Pacific"

Tues-Begin Human Body Unit, Begin question on p. 13-15 (due Fri.)

Wed- Cont. p. 13-15, Give group assignments and body system for project, p. 11.

Thurs- Eye notes/presentation p. 16-17, modeling presentation styles to help students understand qualities of a 5 star presentation, rubrics handed out for presentation. 

Fri- Finish notes on Eye, begin Ear.  Due p. 13-15, planner check