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7th Grade Science
Week 1:
8/15 1) What 3 things should be written at the start of class without being told?
2) How much talking is allowed at the start of class? 8/16 1) What needs to be done before the tardy bell rings?
2) List the 5 sections that need to be in your 3-ring folder.
8/17 1) Think of some experiments you've done in past years. List some steps that are common to every experiment.

Week 2:
8/20 1) What is a hypothesis?
2) Does it matter if your hypothesis turns out to be incorrect? Explain. 8/21 1) What are some resources you can use to "gather information" before doing an experiment? 2) When should you write a conclusion? 8/22 1) Describe some ways that you can record the result of an experiment.

8/23 1) Living or not?
a) desk
b) tree
c) marble
d) water
e) rat
f) skeleton

8/24 1) All living things are made of ___________.
2) Why is DNA important?

Week 3:
8/27 1) You are made of trillions of cells. Do you think you need all your cells to survive? Explain.

8/28 1) Describe some differences between plant and animal cells.

8/29 1) Describe how to carry the microscope.
2) Find the total magnification is the ocular = 20x and the objective = 40x

8/30 1) Why must you be extra careful when using the high power objective?

Week 4:
9/4 1) What are some things that a cell might want to bring inside?
2) What are some things that a cell might want to get rid of?

9/5 1) Use arrows to show what would happen if osmosis occurred.
<<picture of cell with more water inside the cell than outside>>

9/6 1) Use arrows to show what would happen if active transport occurred.
<<picture of cell with more Calcium inside the cell than outside>>

9/7 1) Explain how you could use osmosis to make your vegetables to appear crisp and fresh.

Week 5
9/11 1) Skin cells are being replaced all the time. In the process called __________, 1 cell divides into
________ cells.
9/12 1) Multicellular organisms are made of _______ cells.
2) If 1 cell dies, does the organism die too?

9/13 1) In which phase of mitosis do the chromosomes line up at the equator?
2) Draw this phase.

9/14 1) In which phase of mitosis are the chromosomes pulled apart?
2) Draw this pahse.

Week 6
9/17 1) _______ studied pea plants to learn about heredity. He learned that some traits were stronger
(_____________________), while other traits were weaker (________________).

9/18 1) If a person does not taste PTC paper, it is likely that his parents also will not taste it. Explain why.

9/20 1) Find the probabilities for the offspring in the following cross:
Ww x ww W = widow's peak w = no widow's peak

9/21 1) What would the offspring look like if a white cow and brown cow were crossed if codominance occurred)?

Week 7
9/24 1) A red rose is crossed with a white rose. What would the offspring look like if incomplete dominance occurred?

9/25 1) List some genetic disorders that you have heard of.

9/26 1) Most cells are made through the process of mitosis. However, sex cells are made through the process of
___________. In meiosis, the sex cells only have _______ chromosomes instead of the 46 that other cells

9/27 1) 2 healthy parents learn that they are carriers for a genetic disorder. What is the probability that they will
have a child with the genetic disorder? H = Healthy
h = genetic disorder
Both parents are Hh

9/28 1) Before the A.C.A., people with pre-existing health problems could be denied insurance coverage or charged
extremely high rates. Do you think that is fair? Explain.

Week 8
10/1 1) What is the probability that these parents would have a child with a genetic disorder?
HH x hh H = healthy h = genetic disorder

10/2 1) What is passed on from parents to offspring that determines the traits of the offspring?

10/3 1) DNA has 2 backbones that are made of alternating ________ and ________.
2) DNA is in the shape of a twisted ladder called a _________ _________.

10/4 1) List some changes that have occurred on Earth over time.

10/5 1) _________ came up with the theory of evolution by natural selection by studying a bird called ___________.

Week 9
10/8 1) What are some things that determine whether an organism survives to reproduce?

10/9 1) Explain how mimicry helps give some organisms an advantage.

10/10 1) Explain the process of how a new species may form.

10/11 1) Give some examples of how a species can become extinct.

10/12 1) Why would you likely not see evolution occur during your life?

Week 10
10/15 1) Which fossil is the oldest? Youngest?
<<picture of rock layers with different animal fossils in each layer>>

10/16 1) How are scientists able to figure out the age of fossils?

10/17 1) You find a fossil that has 2 kg radioactive Carbon and 6 kg of decayed element. How old is the fossil?
Half-life of Carbon is 5730 years.

10/18 1) You find a fossil that has 1 kg radioactive Potassium and 7 kg of decayed element. How old is the fossil?
Half-life of Potassium is 1.3 billion years.

10/19 1) When Mendel studied genetics, why do you think he experimented on pea plants and not on animals?

Week 11
10/22 1) Look at the picture below. Draw how the mirror would have to be to make the light shine on the ceiling.

10/23 1) What object will the laser hit?
<<picture of laser and 3 mirrors>>

10/24 1) If a person on a boat sees a fish in the water, the fish is not really where it seems because
of ______________.

10/25 1) ___________ ___________ are false or deceptive visual impressions.
2) _______ is when light bounces off something while _________ is when light is bent while going through

10/26 1) What are some things that scientists study to learn about Earth's history?

Week 12 10/29 1) Why would it be rare to find fossils of whole organisms? 10/30 1) Put the following into groups: dog, pigeon, fish, whale, cow, cat, owl, mosquito, flea, dolphin

10/31 1) Make a taxonomic key to identify the difference between Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day. 11/1 1) Make a taxonomic key to identify the games soccer, baseball, tennis, football, swimming, & running. 11/2 1) Make a taxonomic key to identify apples, oranges, lemons, & bananas.

Week 13
11/5 1) Name the 4 kingdoms in the domain eukarya.
2) Which kingdom are humans in?

11/6 1) Humans are animals. What do you think makes something an animal?

11/7 1) In your own words, what is a dissection?

11/8 1) How will you be able to tell if your bullfrog is male or female?

11/9 1) Frogs have bilateral symmetry since they can only be cut 1 way to make two mirror images. Name 2 other
organisms with bilateral symmetry.

Week 14
11/13 1) What type of symmetry do starfish have?
2) Name 2 other organisms with the same symmetry.

11/14 1) Where does water enter the starfish? Exit?

11/15 1) Describe how a starfish can reproduce asexually?

Week 18
1/7 1) List some nutrients that the body needs to grow and develop?

1/8 1) __________ are the body's main source of energy. _________ are the body's reserve source.

1/9 1) How can someone use the Food Guide Pyramid to help make healthy diet choices?

1/10 1) It is recommended that teens consume 2200-2800 calories per day. Why isn't there an exact number that is recommended
for all teens?

1/11 1) You notice that your friend eats at McDonalds daily. Do you think their diet is healthy? Explain.

Week 19
1/23 1) List some reasons why a person might struggle to eat a healthy diet.

1/24 1) You notice that a friend doesn't eat any fruits and vegetables. What's the problem with that?

1/25 1) Energy in nuts can be found by ________ the nut and seeing how much the ______________
of 100 ml of water increases.

Week 20
1/28 1) Have you ever done a Science Fair experiment? If so, what did you do? 1/29 1) Suppose you were doing a Science Fair experiment on cockroaches. What type of background information might you research?

1/30 1) What is a procedure? Why is it important?

1/31 1) Name some eating disorders that you have heard of.

2/1 1) List some reasons why a person might develop an eating disorder.

Week 21
2/4 1) List 3 things you would do if you found out your friend had an eating disorder.

2/5 1) Describe the similarities and differences between bulimia and anorexia.

2/6 1) What are some possible consequences of an eating disorder?

2/7 1) What parts of the body are involved in catching a baseball?

2/8 1) The 2 main parts of the CNS are the _______ and spinal cord. Why is it important to avoid injury to the
spinal cord?

Week 22
2/11 1) Describe the difference between the autonomic and somatic nervous system.

2/12 1) Label the main parts of the brain.

2/13 1) List the different ways that your body can get information from around you.

2/14 1) The body gets information about it's surroundings from the ___________. That information then travels through the ___________
system to the _____________.

2/15 1) Why are reflexes important for keeping your body safe?

Week 23
2/19 1) How is your body able to get nutrients to different areas?

2/20 1) What problem would you have if you did not have enough white blood cells?

2/21 1) What problem would you have if you did not have platelets in your blood?

2/22 1) Describe some things that you can do to maintain a healthy circulatory system.

Week 24
2/25 1) Based on the chart, which blood type(s) could a person with A+ blood receive?

2/26 1) The upper chambers of the heart are called _________ while the lower chambers are called ___________.

2/27 1) The right side of the heart pumps blood to the lungs while the left side pumps blood to the body cells.
Which side of the heart is stronger? Why?

2/28 1) Name some parts of the body that are important for breathing.

3/1 1) The microscopic air sacs called ____________ are where ___________ enters the blood and __________ exits.

Week 25
3/4 1) Why might it be healthier to breathe in through your nose instead of your mouth?

3/5 1) Why might one person have more lung capacity than someone else?

3/6 1) What are some reasons that a person might start smoking?

3/7 1) How might a person look if they did not have a skeleton?

3/8 1) List 3 examples of how bones help protect organ(s).

Week 26
3/11 1) Why does an owl pellet always contain at least 1 complete skeleton?

3/12 1) How is the skeleton in the owl pellet similar to your skeleton? How is it different?

3/13 1) Give 3 examples of how muscles are important for your body.

3/14 1) Name 2 voluntary and 2 involuntary muscle movements.

3/15 1) What are 2 involuntary muscle movements that you can temporarily override?

Week 27
3/18 1) What are some parts of the body that are important for processing foods?

3/19 1) Explain the difference between the large and small intestines.

3/20 1) Explain how the heart is involved with the circulatory, respiratory, and muscular systems.

3/21 1) Explain how the lungs are involved with the circulatory and respiratory systems.

3/22 1) Explain how the brain is involved with the muscular, circulatory, and respiratory systems.

Week 28
3/25 1) Which body systems are important for protection?

3/26 & 3/27 1) Which body systems allow you to move?

3/28 1) Which body systems make sure your cells get all the nutrients they need?

3/29 1) Give several examples of drugs that you have heard of.

Week 29
4/2 & 4/3 1) What are some differences between aspirin and crystal meth?

4/4 & 4/5 1) Describe some problems that society faces as a result of drug abuse?

Week 30
4/8 1) Describe differences between stimulants and depressants. Give 4 examples of each.

4/9 1) Why might a person use illegal drugs even though there are so many negative consequences?

4/10 1) List 3 long-term effects of drinking alcohol.

4/11 1) What support group can help alcoholics?
2) What support group can help friends and family of alcoholics?

Week 31
4/22 1) List 4 reasons that people use alcohol.

4/24 1) What would you do if you found out that your friend had a drinking problem?

4/25 1) What are some vocab words that might be discussed when learning about human reproduction?

Week 32
4/29 1) What are the male and female reproductive cells?
2) For the first 8 weeks, a fertilized egg is called an _________, after which it is called a __________.

5/1 1) Where are the sperm produced?
2) Where are the eggs stored?

5/3 1) Write 2 T/F or short answer questions about development, reproduction, and/or STDs.

Week 33
5/6 1) What happens to an egg that is not fertilized?

5/7 1) What are some problems that a teen mom might face?

5/8 1) What is the only 100% way to prevent preganacy and the spread of STDs?