Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to 7th grade Life Science.
The Life Science standards emphasize a more complex understanding of change, cycles, patterns, and relationships in the living world. Students build on basic principles related to these concepts by exploring the cellular organization and the classification of organisms; the dynamic relationships among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and change as a result of the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. This scientific view defines the idea that explanations of nature are developed and tested using observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes based on logical thinking. Inquiry skills at this level include organization and mathematical analysis of data, manipulation of variables in experiments, and identification of sources of experimental error.
Class Rules and Expectations
- Respect yourself, the teacher, and your peers.
- Put forth your best effort each day, at all times.
- Come to class prepared: on time and ready to work. On time means that you are in your seat when the tardy bell rings, if you are late to class 4+ times, you will receive an automatic “U” for citizenship that quarter.
- Be fully “engaged”: follow directions when they are given, pay attention and ask questions when needed, participate (this means other work/distractions are put away).
- Take ownership of your learning and actions.
- Homework will be assigned Monday and Wednesday nights. Homework will be completed before you enter the classroom. Turn them in during the beginning of class in the homework bin (within the first 10 minutes). Homework assignments can be checked on Rosemont Science
- If you are absent, check the agenda or the website and ask Mrs. Oh for the sheets you missed. You have the same amount of days you were absent to make-up the work for full credit.
- Late homework will be accepted, but will receive a 10% deduction per day it is late with a maximum of 50% taken off. Additionally, work missing the proper heading (Name, Period, and Date) will receive a 10% deduction.
- Grades are a cumulative point total based on test scores, homework, lab reports, projects, and classwork and will be calculated on the following scale:
- 100% - 90% = A
89%-80% = B
79% - 70% = C
69% - 60% = D
below 59% = F
- Citizenship grades are determined by your attitude and effort according to the rubric in this packet.
- Three ring binder with loose-leaf college rule paper (the reinforced pages are especially helpful!)
- A writing implement (pencil or blue/black ink pen) and a colored pen for corrections.
- Opportunities for extra credit will be available throughout the school year and can be accessed at Rosemont Science