Ms. Christine Halal
7th Grade Science
Welcome to 7th grade Science! (Team 7-2) My name is Ms.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
Any other supplies are welcome but not required.
Classwork website links:
Used by all students to access assignments, Discovery Education, and notes.
link - click here
Used for GIZMOS (interactive science animations).
link - click here
Arizona 7th Grade Science Standards
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
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.