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Year At A Glance

2010-2011 Syllabus

Mrs. Williams Room 302

CONTENT STANDARDS:

Applies scientific reasoning and critical thinking

Combines process and scientific knowledge

Uses technology effectively

 

GRADING SCALE

(District 65 District Wide Scales For Science)

    90  - 100 = A

    80  - 89   = B

    70  - 79   = C

                                                                                     65  - 69   = D

                                                                                     64  - Below = F

 

WEIGHTING GRADES IN SCIENCE   

75 % OF THE OVERALL GRADE WILL BE FROM FORMAL ASSESSMENTS

    30%  QUIZZES

                        TEST

    45% LAB REPORTS

                WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS

                  Class Assignments

                  Homework

                RESEARCH

                PROJECTS

 

25% OF THE OVERALL GRADE WILL BE FROM NON-FORMAL ASSESSMENTS

    Class Participation

Class Preparation

Journal

Trivia Questions

Current Events

Notes

        

SKILLS:

 

Reading strategies (reading across the curriculum)

                Before reading strategies:          

  Identifying and setting a purpose

           Previewing

          Application of prior knowledge

             

 

         Strategies to use while reading:           

Note taking techniques

           Cause sand effect

 

                             

                                     After Reading:                       

         Problem Solving     

                  

                                                          Critical Thinking:           

                                                        Summarize, Analyze

                                                                                                             Synthesize, Apply

                                                                                                            Pause and Reflect

 

                                                                                                    Reread: 

Skimming, Scanning, Remember, And Summing Up

 

                                                                                   Math strategies (math across the curriculum)

                                                                                                                                         Measuring using the metric system:          

Using the ruler to measure length, width, and height and distance

  Using scientific equipment such as a beaker to measure volume

  Using calculators to calculate answer to a variety of mathematical formulas

  Graphing data

 

                Science strategies: 

  Writing and conducting formal labs to investigate identified problems

 Researching concepts

  Making Inferences

  Developing hypothesis

  Connecting cause and effects

  Synthesizing information

  Collecting and analyzing data

  Drawing conclusions

  Making application(s) to real life

 

                 MATERIALS

                     Textbook for each unit

                Lab Book

                  3 Subject Spiral Notebook for note taking

             Ruler

              Calculator

             Pencil / Pen

              Graphing Paper

                Crayons / Color Pencil

 

 

UNIT TEST 7th Grade

  Cells and Heredity + Diversity of Living Things:  December / January*

  Ecology: February / March*

  Cells and Heredity (Chapter 4): April*

·             Special Note: These dates may change if necessary you will be notified in advance.

·             See grade level pacing sheet for specifics.

 


UNIT TEST 8th Grade

Matter and Energy (M&E) September:  Pre-Test        November: Test

Chemical Interactions (CI) November/December:  Pre-Test         February/March: Test

Motion and Forces (M&F) March:  Pre-Test         May: Test

   See grade level pacing sheet for specifics.

 

 

 

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