Cutting Edge Science - 7th Grade Current Events


Welcome to Mr. Kemmenoe's online homepage for Current Events in 7th Grade Science!


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.



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! 



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

Animal Planet

Audubon Society 

BBC: Science & Enviroment

Cyan Nova 

DOGO News 

Enviromental News Network



National Geographic

National Geographic Kids


Popular Science

Science Channel

Science Daily 

Science News For Kids 

Scientific American