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Welcome to an exciting year in 7th grade Life Science. The goal of this class is for you to experience the living world around you and to understand how the living world works. Life Science will be studied in separate units, but each unit is intricately connected to all of the other units. We will experience Life Science through a wide variety of activities ranging from hands-on labs and activities to reading articles about discoveries of life occurring today. Be prepared to work hard, learn many new facts, and to have fun.

Focus:

  • Students will be able to apply and communicate how science applies to a variety of real-life application experiments.
  • Students will be able to participate in discussions of current scientific discoveries and debates.
  • Students will be able to design a science fair project.


Text:
Prentice Hall - Interactive Life Science, consumable workbook, replacement cost $12.00.  Each student will receive a copy of the workbook that may be taken home.

 

Grading Scale and Policy:

Student grades will reflect student achievement and not student behavior.

Six Week Grades will round up when the percentage is .5 or higher.

Determination of Grades:
Students will be graded in the following categories: Formative Assessments (Labs, Quizzes, Classwork/Homework - note: I give very little homework as we try to complete each day's work within class time.  Most homework will consist of studying for a test and completing projects)  and Summative Assessments (Tests, Projects)

 

Tazewell County's Grade Scale:

Letter Grade

A

 

B

 

C

 

D

F

Percentage

93-100

 

85-92

 

77-84

 

70-76

 0-69

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late Work Policy:
Any assignment turned in after the due date will have a deduction of 10% of the original grade. 

Absent Work:
If a student is absent they have as many days as they were absent to make up the missing work. Any time after that, the late work policy applies.

If you miss school please check my webpage, or call a friend to get the homework.

Additional Help:
Please feel free to email me (klawson@tazewell.k12.va.us OR call RMS  276-963-5370)

Note: Please check the website for topics, assignments, and homework. Go to http://rms.tazewell.k12.va.us  and click on school staff; click on the teacher's name; then click on the calendar.

 

It is STRONGLY suggested you download and use the REMIND App.  My class login code is       @b9bh2g