In science 7 the students will expand on their knowledge of the particle model of matter by exploring the concepts of expansion and contraction, and the different types of thermal energy transfer (i.e. conduction, convection, and radiation).
In math 7 we will be finishing up the Patterns and Relations unit, the unit test will be on Tuesday, April 13th. This test will cover the following concepts: order of operations, substitution, translating algebraic expressions, input/output tables, relating visual patterns to algebraic expressions, and graphing linear relationships. Our next unit will focus on how to solve linear algebraic equations.
March 22 - 26
In science 7, we are starting a new unit called ‘Heat & Temperature.’ Students will be learning about thermal energy (heat). We will be discussing how we obtain and control heat, needs and wants of heat, and how that connects to sustainability.
In math 7, will be exploring visual patterns and learning how to generalize a relationship from a visual pattern. This will include t-tables, writing expressions, and using the expression to solve a problem.
March 8 - 10
This week in math 7, we are beginning to explore patterns and relationships. Students will be starting with order of operations this week and moving into algebraic expressions next week.
In science 7, we are finishing up our exploration of the RMS Titanic and how this marine disaster contributed to significant changes in society. Students are learning about forces, structure failure, and strong shapes. This unit will be finishing up next week where we will move on to explore heat and temperature.
February 22 - 26
Math: We have begun learning about integers! This week we learned about zero pairs and how to add integers, and next week we will learn how to subtract integers.
Science: We have been learning about structures and forces! Our students are completing a bridge building challenge, researching tall structures around the world, engaging in a spaghetti marshmallow challenge, and learned how to measure mass and weight. We will be exploring the key concepts of this unit through the study of the Titanic.
October 5th- October 9th
In Math students will continue to learn about addition and subtraction of decimals.
In Science students will learn about the basic needs of organisms and will prepare for an upcoming quiz.
September 21- September 25
Math: This week we will review place value, rounding and start learning about decimals.
Science: We will start the week by finishing up our Biomes activity and complete a Biomes World Map activity. Students will begin researching a species of their choice.
September 14- September 18
Next week in Science 7, students will be continuing their investigation of ecosystems and exploring various biomes. In Math 7, we will be learning about Mondrian math puzzles and students will be creating their own Mondrian art.