7th Grade Science - Team 7-2
Welcome to Hillcrest! My name is Mrs.Halal this is my 7th year in the district and at Hillcrest. It is my 12th 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: (Students will record observations, draw sketches, and take notes while working online and when we return in person.)
- a composition notebook
- a pencil
Other recommended materials for in class:
- scotch tape or glue stick
- post it notes
- notecards (for making flashcards to study)
- colored pencils
Any other supplies are welcome but not required.
Classwork website link: Start Learning Monday, August 3rd by logging into Canvas.
Used by all students to access assignments, Discovery Education, and notes.
link - click here
New Arizona 7th Grade Science Standards
Collect and analyze data demonstrating how electromagnetic forces can be attractive or repulsive and can vary in strength.
Develop and use a model to predict how forces act on objects at a distance.
Plan and carry out an investigation that can support an evidence-based explanation of how objects on Earth are affected by gravitational force.
Use non-algebraic mathematics and computational thinking to explain Newton’s laws of motion.
Construct a model that shows the cycling of matter and flow of energy in the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
Construct a model to explain how the distribution of fossils and rocks, continental shapes, and seafloor structures provides evidence of the past plate motions.
Analyze and interpret data to construct an explanation for how advances in technology has improved weather prediction.
Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to provide evidence that all living things are made of cells, cells come from existing cells, and cells are the basic structural and functional unit of all living things.
Construct an explanation to demonstrate the relationship between major cell structures and cell functions (plant and animal).
Develop and use a model to explain how cells, tissues, and organ systems maintain life (animals).
7.L1U1.11 Explain how organisms maintain internal stability and evaluate the effect of the external factors on organisms’ internal stability. 7.L2U1.12 Construct an explanation for how some plant cells convert light energy into food energy.
English Language Learner Standards: Speaking and Listening
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.