Welcome to Mr. Kemmenoe's online homepage for Current Events in 7th Grade Science!
CHOOSING AN ARTICLE
During this computer lab time, you will be finding an article about real-life science in today's world. For the first grading period you will be choosing articles relating to life science.
Good article choices are...
- Not more than one page of printed text. (It would take you ages to read it!)
- Fairly easy for you to read without help.
- Written about interesting new science developments.
Once you find a good article, skim (quick read) it to ensure it's a good fit, then print your article and start the current events sheet.
COMPUTER LAB EXPECTATIONS
Working in the computer lab is a privilege. Those who choose not to follow expectations will be first receive a verbal warning. If they choose to continue their behavior, they will have to log-off and use a printed article provided by Mr. Kemmenoe.
Conversation - Students may quietly whisper to neighbors on their immediate left or right.
Help - If you need help, first ask a neighbor, then if you still need help, raise your hand and Mr. Kemmenoe will help you.
Activity - Students will stay on-task, finding and printing an appropriate article, then filling out the current events sheet.
Movement - Students may walk to the printer without asking permission. To use the bathroom, raise your hand and wait for Mr. Kemmenoe's permission to leave.
Participation - Students will make good use of time to find and print their article and get a good start on writing their current event.
APPROVED WEB SITES
You may only visit the below sites during class today. Any exceptions must be approved by Mr. Kemmenoe.
- Please stay in "Research Mode" and avoid wasting time on games and videos. (Even on approved sites.)
Animals in the News
BBC: Science & Enviroment
Enviromental News Network
National Geographic Kids
Science News For Kids