Ms. Brandi Matthis 7th Grade Science and Reading

Contact Info

bmatthis@aloysius.org

7th Grade Science, Mrs. Matthis

Your child’s textbook is different from most—it’s meant for students to write in it. Therefore, it is a record of learning. Look through lessons your child has completed recently, and be sure to ask lots of questions. One of the best ways for students to check on their learning is to explain it to someone else.

 

  • Ask your child about homework assignments and check that he or she has completed them.
  • Help your child collect materials and information for school activities.
  • Encourage computer literacy. Advise your child to use computers, tablets, or other devices in school or at the library. If you have a home computer, help your child do research online.
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​​​TOPIC 4 TEST 12/12/18

Students will continue and finish filling out their

QUEST for Topic 3

Students will analyze and investigate

  • How organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and how these reproductive processes result in the transfer of genetic information to their offspring.

Students will develop and use models to describe

  • How asexual reproduction results in offspring that are genetically identical while sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.

 Students will analyze the cause and effect relationship between

  • The inheritance of half of an offspring’s genes from each parent and how this leads to variations in traits.

Students will understand the terms

  • Dominant
  • Recessive
  • Allele
  • Trait
  • Gene

Students will explain and compare

  • Reproductive cycles in plants

Students will create a model drawing to

  • Illustrate the structure and sequence of events in plant reproduction

LAB

To Care or Not To Care

How does parenting affect the chance of offspring survival?

Background

Some animal parents do not care for their young, whereas other parents care for their offspring for quite a while. In this activity, you will model how parental care can influence the survival of offspring.

 

               EXAM SCHEDULE:

December 18th--MATH (8:00-9:30)

December 19th--SCIENCE (8:00-9:15)

                                 BRUNCH (9:15-9:30)

                               ENGLISH (9:35- 10:50)

December 20th   SOCIAL STUDIES (8:00-9:15)

                                BRUNCH (9:15-9:30)

                                RELIGION (9:35-10:50)

December 21th    READING (8:25-9:40)

 

EXAM STUDY GUIDE (PART 1)

EXAM STUDY GUIDE (PART 2)

 

READING EXAM STUDY GUIDE ANSWERS

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