## Science Gr 7 Homework

```* Homework is subject to change- please check daily just in case. Also check
with someone in class in case I have forgotten to post it.

**Students who go to workshop, band, lessons, special art, guidance, nurse or
are in the building are still responsible for the missed work. Check with a
class mate/ see me after school for the assignment. The assignment
is due the next day when you come to class.

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6/10-6/26

As the year comes to an end the children will be learning about
heredity and how certain genes are passed to offspring.

We are working in class on several handouts
The children will be working on creating their Genetic Monsters based on
the outcomes of their Punnett Squares. They will then Cross their Male/Female
monster with another Monster to see what the off-spring will look like.

Throughout this process the children are required to workon Punnett Squares
and draw their results.

ENJOY the SUMMER,

It was a Great Year!

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6/7 Grade sheets due by Monday. Handout of Inventory of Traits. Page 1 only
due Monday. Who else in your family has the same genetic traits?

6/5 Finish labeling the cell handout. Make sure all the vocab words are
defined and the pictures drawn.

6/4 Finish the cell handout from classwork today. Use online text book Cells
and Heredity.

6/3
HW: Staple you Solar System Packets (completed last week) and turn in tomorrow
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EXTRA CREDIT ASSIGNMENT

https://astrosociety.org/edu/surfgame.html

*TYPE* THE ANSWERS TO EACH QUESTION ON A SHEET OF PAPER. TURN IN BY 6/5
SURFING THE SOLAR SYSTEM: A WEB SCAVENGER HUNT.

In this game, part of the "Race to the Planets" group of activities, players
are given clues in words and pictures to worlds or features in the solar
system. The first letters of the answers then spell out what is likely to be
one of the most popular tourist attractions when travel among the planets
becomes routine.

The puzzle provides a clue for each question and suggests some web sites for
finding out more if you get stuck. Some of the questions are easy, while
others require familiarity with solar system features that are somewhat off
the "beaten track." Have fun.

Note: This game requires the Flash player.

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5/28 Fossil Packet will be collected today and tomorrow during class
time.(This is the packet we have worked on for a week in class and have
reviewed answers) If you were absent or it was incomplete please finish and
turn in.

5/29 We will start Astronomy.

5/30 Gravity and Motion Handout ( If you did not finish in class)
*If you were absent yesterday You need to do the Brainpop Activity Handout
"Solar System" and Handout "Earth and Space".

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5/20 No homework. (Test today) We will be starting our next chapter Fossils.

5/21 Classwork/homework if you did not finish in class.(Missed class due to
a pullout)
Handout: chapter 4:
1. Fossils 4-1 Read Section Summary do questions on back side.
2. Watch Brainpop: Fossils www.brainpop.com userid: valley password: oak080
Do the two pages associated with Brainpop in the packet.

5/22

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5/16  Reminder open-notes test on Monday Chapter 5 Earth's Changing Surface
online text book has the vocab words if you have not finished.

5/15 Earths Changing Surface Textbook- Chapter 2
classwork for Tues 5/14, Wed 5/15 and Thur 5/16
Read p.40-45 Ans Questions 1-4 Rocks and Weathering
Read p. 49-55 Ans Questions 1-4 soil formation and composition
Read p. 57-60   Ans. Questions 1-4 soil conservation

* Test on Monday- open- notebook

5/14  Period 1 Class only needs to make up the assignment below for today.

5/13 Finish you Topo Maps of Valley Middle School
go to http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lat=41.01305&lon=-74.26472

look for the school and copy the contour lines onto your map. If there is an
elevation listed add it to your map. Use red to identify the contour lines.
Remember the 5th line is darker than the others.

Finish classwork: topographic packet questions.

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5/10 Topographic Walk: We walked around the outside of the school using
various GPS tools, we mapped the school and elevations. Students absent for
this activity will need to do a makeup assignment.
Please see me next week to get the assignment.

5/8-9 no homework: Only for those students who had been absent or missed class
need to catch up.

5/7  Finish handout topographic maps (section 1-4) p.27

5/6 Some student owe late work. Students were told in class who which assignment.

All work must be completed and turned in by Wednesday, May 8.

Lab Handout ( Partner work)  Rocks and Minerals (classwork)
Assigned on Thursday, April  17 & 18 due April 18 at the end of period.

Lab Handout ( Individual work) Mouthful of Minerals (Toothpaste Lab)
Assigned as classwork 4/22 & 4/23 Monday due Wednesday 4/24

Science and Society: Who Owns the Ocean's Mineral?
page 129 online text book. (assigned 4/25 Thursday due 4/26 Friday)

Page 18 & 33 Earth Surface Questions  Assigned on 4/26 as classwork (Friday)

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Mon 4/22 Finish research on Minerals Found in toothpaste.
http://www.mineralseducationcoalition.org/rocks-your-mouth

On your Lab sheet circle the ingredients that are minerals. Come prepared to
class in order to do the Lab.

Test on Thursday, April 25. Extra help on Wed 2:40-3:00 PM

Tues 4/23  Study for Test. Finish answering the questions on the Lab Report
due Wednesday.

Thurs 4/25 Finish Classwork:

Science and Society: Who Owns the Oceans Minerals?

Identify the Problem/Analyze the Options/ Find Solutions
Please be ready to hand in the work. Should not be more than 3 Paragraphs.

1. Identify the Problem Summarize the controversy about
ocean mineral rights.

2. Analyze the Options Research this topic at the library or on the Internet.
Then compare the concerns of wealthy nations with
those of developing nations. How could you reassure developing
nations that they will not be left out?

3. Find a Solution Look at a map of the world. Who should share the mineral
profits from the Pacific Ocean? From the Atlantic Ocean? Write one or two

Fri 4/25  *Earth's Surface Textbook  (online)user: valley7 password: student7
Classwork ( If you are absent
please make sure to catch up.)
Read pages 14-18 Do Questions 1-5
Read pages 29-33 Do Questions 1-4

*Due Fri 5/3

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4/17 Wed: Handout Properties of minerals and how minerals form
4/17-4/18 Minerals lab in class
4/19 Finish class work: Mineral Resources handout

TEST next Thursday on Chapter 4 Minerals: The children already have the notes
and handouts they need. Reviewing Tuesday. Extra Help Wed at 2:40-3:00 PM

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Welcome to Marking Period 4

Mon: Finish Handout Sedimentary Rocks only!
Study Classifying rocks and igneous rock handout tonight.
TEST on chapter 5 on Friday.

Tues: Finish Handout Metamorphic rocks and study. Extra Help at 2:40 in Room 303
Study Handouts. Make flash cards

Wednesday: Study for Test!

Thursday: Study for Test.
Attend Science Fair Evening program 7-9PM

Fri:ENJOY YOU SPRING BREAK!

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