Cutting Edge Science - 7th Grade Current Events

  

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. 

= Success! 

  


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
http://blogs.discovery.com/animal_news/

Animal Planet
http://animal.discovery.com/animals/

Audubon Society
http://audubonmagazine.org/ 

BBC: Science & Enviroment
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science_and_environment/

Cyan Nova
http://www.cyanova.com/news/life.html 

DOGO News
http://www.dogonews.com/category/science 

Enviromental News Network
http://www.enn.com/

EurekaAlert
http://www.eurekalert.org/kidsnews/

EarthSky
http://earthsky.org/

National Geographic
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/

National Geographic Kids
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/stories/

NewScientist
http://www.newscientist.com/ 

Popular Science
http://www.popsci.com/science

Science Channel
http://science.discovery.com/

Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/ 

Science News For Kids
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/interest/id/3/topic/Science_News_For_Kids 

Scientific American
http://www.scientificamerican.com/