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.

This year, your child is studying Biology (life science).  Biology is the natural science that studies life and living organisms, includingtheir physical structure, chemical processes, molecular interactions, physiological mechanisms, development, and evolution.

 

1/13/2020-1/17/2020

 

1/13 TLW:

Students will examine the history of Science to identify

            Gregor Mendel’s contributions to the fields of genetics and inheritance

Students will use a model to describe

            How variations of traits between parents and offspring arise from variations between genes from each parent

1/14 TLW:

Students will develop and use a model to predict

            The probability of inheritance of specific genetic variations

1/15 TLW:

Students will study about the Geological Time Scale.  This will show the students how over time organisms evolve but traits are the main reason behind what the genetic make-up of the organism is.

1/16 TLW:

Crazy Traits Lab

Your traits are determined by the genes you inherit from your parents. For each gene, you get at least one allele from your mother and one allele from your father. The alleles you end up with are determined by two factors: (1) the genotypes of your parents; and (2) the allele from each parent you inherit. The two copies (or alleles) of the gene may or may not be identical, and one may be dominant in determining the phenotype while the other is recessive. The alleles you inherit from each parent are determined by chance. In this investigation, you will play a game that will help you learn about inheritance.

 

1/17 TLW:

Crazy Traits Lab

Your traits are determined by the genes you inherit from your parents. For each gene, you get at least one allele from your mother and one allele from your father. The alleles you end up with are determined by two factors: (1) the genotypes of your parents; and (2) the allele from each parent you inherit. The two copies (or alleles) of the gene may or may not be identical, and one may be dominant in determining the phenotype while the other is recessive. The alleles you inherit from each parent are determined by chance. In this investigation, you will play a game that will help you learn about inheritance.

 

LAB REPORT