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     Mrs. Halal

    7th Grade Science - Team 7-2

         Welcome to Hillcrest!  My name is Mrs.Halal this is my 5th year in the district and at Hillcrest. It is my 11th year teaching 7th grade Science and I am very excited to continue working as part of the Hillcrest team. In addition to current hands-on lab practices, this year students will be challenged to work with chromebooks frequently to complete classwork and take quizzes. The links below will take you to the class syllabus and instructions for becoming an observer on the Canvas website. 

  •                                           Class Syllabus                                                    Canvas Observer Instructions - Click here

                                      PDF file link - click here

                                         Word file - click here


    Lesson plans & Assignments 

     All assignments and lessons are found on CANVAS. They are grouped by month in a calendar format.  Assignments are available for 2 weeks. Any paper assignments are available in class at the front of the room and are to be turned into the "TURN IT IN" bin on the due date.

     Materials needed :

    • a composition notebook 
    • a pencil
    • scotch tape or glue stick
    • post it notes
    • notecards (for making flashcards to study)

    Any other supplies are welcome but not required. 

    Classwork website link:


    Used by all students to access assignments, Discovery Education, and notes.

     link - click here



  • Arizona 7th Grade Science Standards


    Standard code



    Formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis


    Select appropriate resources for background information related to a question, for use in the design of a controlled investigation.


    Explain the role of a hypothesis in a scientific inquiry.


    Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.


    Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.


    Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing multiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes.


    Perform measurements using appropriate scientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, micrometers).


    Keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written and/or computer logs.


    Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.


    English Language Learner Standards: Speaking and Listening

    Standard code


    Strand 1: LI -6

    • following multi-step instructions/ directions, procedures and processes which contain specific academic content vocabulary

    Strand 1: LI -8

    • responding to questions and statements in an academic discussion by using key vocabulary in complete sentences.

    Strand 1: B-9

    • determining main ideas and supporting details from content area presentations

    Strand 2: B-6

    • making predictions about academic content using complete sentences.
  • Contact Information: 

    If you need to contact me, please feel free to send me an e-mail at christine.halal@dvusd.org,

    or call and leave a message at 623-376-3386.