Hello Pluto!     On July 14, 2015 New Horizons spacecraft flew within 8000 miles of the dwarf planet and began sending information back that will forever change our understanding of this part of our solar system.  Science is all about the process of discovery which leads to new understanding and this year we will learn new information together as it comes to us from over 3 billion miles away. 
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 Welcome to seventh grade science!

Can you see the small dot in the picture below?  I took this picture of Venus crossing between the Earth and the Sun using my cell phone camera and looking into a telescope.   This wont happen again for over 100 years, but the really big news this summer is about Pluto! By the time you are reading the New Horizons spacecraft will have given us the closest look ever at the dwarf planet. Who knows what will be discovered.  But that is what science is about... "Science is the study of the nature of the universe from the smallest pieces of matter to the largest formations of matter stretching across the universe."  With every new discovery our understanding of the universe changes.  Who knows what the next discovery will be!  I believe this is the most exciting time to ever be alive because of the speed at which new discoveries are being made.  And the next most exciting time will be tomorrow! 

This year you will be learning how to think more like a scientist, learn about the physical laws of nature, and how our planet is a dynamic system that keeps on changing. 


About this website...

This website will help you stay up to date with what's going on in our classroom.   Read a little further to find out more about each section listed up to the left or just click on them.

Announcements will have upcoming special events posted like information about the Tom Sawyer Days we have at the end of the school year.

Daily Assignments is usually a week or two ahead, but may be changed.  The schedule in class on the board is your best source of current upcoming events.  FYI... I will not move a test to an earlier date, but I may move it to a later date if more time is needed to prepare students for it.  

Links are some places you may want to visit to learn more about areas of science that interest you.   I will be adding this in a few days and as I find new ones during the year.

Supply list is just that, a list of materials you need for this class.   By the way, if you ever forget a pencil or paper just check the drawer marked "F" (for forgot) in the back of the classroom.  Don't bother another student to get materials.

Teacher Schedule just shows the periods I have classes and when my planning period is.  I will not always be in my room during my planning period so email me at if you need to get a hold of me.

About the teacher... well thats about me!  Check it out when you have time. 

School Calendar lists the important dates for the month.

Science Olympiad is our team website.  Tryout is in October.

Well that's the tour of this site.  Good luck in science this year.  I have a lot of activities planned and I hope you are excited to get started.   As Bill Nye likes to say..."Science Rules!".    

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