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            Ms. Sisk

            7th Grade Science - Team 7-1

         Welcome to Team 7-1 Science!  My name is Ms.Sisk and this is my 11th year in the district and at Hillcrest. It is my 15th year teaching 7th grade Science and I am very excited to continue working as part of the Hillcrest team. In addition to hands-on lab practices, this year students will be challenged to work with chromebooks on Canvas and hands-on with lab activities as much as possible. 

    Contact Information: 

    ***Email is the best way to get a fast response. However, I will call as soon as possible also.

  •    Class Syllabus  -   Click here                                                                     

    Lesson plans & Assignments 

     All assignments and lessons are found on CANVAS. They are grouped by week and linked to the homepage.  

     Materials needed(Students will record observations, draw sketches, and take notes while working.

    • a composition/spiral notebook 
    • a pencil and pencil sharpener


    Other recommended materials for in class:

    • tape or glue stick
    • highlighters
    • colored pencils, markers

    Classroom donations are appreciated and always welcome, especially tissues and cleaning wipes. Thank you in advance!


    Classwork website link:   

     CANVAS - Used by all students to access assignments, interactives, and notes. Parents can become an observer using the instructions below.


    Canvas Observer Instructions - click here                    


  • Arizona 7th Grade Science Standards

    Standard code



    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

    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.