7th Grade Science
In Jan we moved back to the beginning of the book to learn about chemistry starting with matter in Chapter 1. We will review and build upon what we already know about solid,liquids, and gasses in Feb in Chapter 2.
Chapter 2 is RNQ- read, take notes on separate piece of paper, and answer all questions in lesson in workbook. I always have students read first and then we discuss all topics in class using the Smartboard.
All middle school students have study hall 3 times each 5 day cycle and can see Mrs. Groves for additional help if needed during this time.
Please use the 7th grade homework page to get summary of what we are doing in class, as well as the homework:
Pictures of the spring scales and forces labs from the fall can be found at:
The book has a study guide at the end of each chapter that lists the key objectives and vocabulary words for each lesson summarized on ONE PAGE. Students are also given class time to work the practice problems on three pages at the end of each chapter. These are not graded but review the chapter to help students prepare for the test.
I will always write any necessary formulas on the board so students don't have to memorize.
Here are some acroymns I use when assigning work in class to help parents better understand:
RNQ - read, take notes using pen/paper, and answer questions in workbook
RAQ - read, annotate, and answer workbook question
C6L1 means Chapter 6 (Forces) Lesson 1 (Nature of Force)- this helps communicate to students which section we are learning
Students will be assigned either RNQ or RAQ for a lesson usually before we discuss in class so they are introduced to the new vocabulary and concepts. For most lessons, I give 15-30 mins in class so they are marked as classwork in Powerschool. If a student didn't finish the assignment in class, it becomes homework for the next day. In order for middle schooler to get practice on taking notes, we alternate between taking notes for one chapter then annotating the next chapter in our science workbooks.