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Everyone is a Scientist ! ! !

CONTACT ME @   sherwoodk@charleston.k12.il.us 639-6032

Please explore this site to find out about myself, my science classroom, language arts, the Black Team and CMS.

 7th grade science at CMS is a life science based classroom where students work in teams to develop critical thinking skills in order to solve problems.

We will begin the year:

         Team work and team roles, science safety, lab/listening directions

         Microscope history/parts/uses

         Mystery Team Unit---problem solving, classifying,

The rest of the year we will use the FOSS (Full Option Science System) system developed by Lawrence Hall of Science     

                              Choose your unit name then click on the unit's multimedia link , login and click enter the program and  then continue  

                                                               CLASS  Login   ==    sherwoodscience    Password: Science7

         Populations and Ecosystems:

o   Organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and the problems they face using:

  Milkweed bugs, mini-ecosytems, Jane Goodall research

  Mono Lake video, and energy testing

o   Genetics, variations and adaptations relating to the organisms

  Punnett squares, generation studies, owl survival techniques, Mendel work, Larkey Yammers

         Diversity of Life.following the 6 Kingdoms of Life

o   Living and non-living characteristics

o   Cell structure/functions

o   Plant life

  Transpiration, parts, germination, reproduction

o   Protist life

o   Animal Characteristics---comparisons/contracts of structure

o   Bacteria/Virus

 

Ebola Facts: Ebola fact sheet, statistics and timeline - NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

 

Top 10 list

 

Viruses-Virus Replication and the Mysterious Common Cold Video-For some reason you must right click on the video and choose play and the start stop buttons are not visible but the video will play now.

 

 

       Science in the News Instructions

            Graphic Organizer, who/what/when/where/how/why

            S-C-I-E-N-C-E organizer

           CURRENT SCIENCE web link to read online articles-

                                    student log-in =  blackteam (no space)

                                                   click on the digital edition of Current Science to get the most recent issue

                                                                        OR

                                                    click on ACCESS and search for article of a particular topic

http://www.sciencenewsforkids.org/                                                                                                           http://www.middleschoolscience.com/news.htm

http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/science.html

 

FUN LINKS:

Kid Zone: http://sciencespot.net/Pages/kidzone.html

2nd Hour Frog Photos

3rd Hour Frog Photos

4/8 Hour Frog Photos

9th Hour Frog Photos

VIRUS

    WHO AM I

Fungus Webquest

Part 1 http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/FunFacts/factindx.htm

Part 2 http://herbarium.usu.edu/fungi/FunFacts/factindx1.htm

 

Forensics Tools:

http://www.hmns.org/files/marketing/CSI.4.ForensicScienceToolsTechniques.pdf

http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/00206/index1.htm

http://forensicdna.com/Bookstore/index.html

 

Eco-Enrichment:

 # 3 --Web Quest use these links: Click on the links below:

  1st  food web:

    2nd food web

    food chain quiz

    Food Web Game Site

# 4 Endangered Ecosystems:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/explorer/ecosystems/index.htm

Lance Armstrong--Cancer site

http://www.livestrong.org/atf/cf/%7BD0794917-422C-499C-9C48-9ED3DDC42947%7D/teacher%20sheet%20q&a%20about%20cancer.pdf

ONION ROOT ACTIVITY:::

http://www.biology.arizona.edu/Cell_BIO/activities/cell_cycle/cell_cycle.html

VIRTUAL CELL LINK

ANIMAL CHARACTERISTICS

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/content/animals/kidscorner/games/animalclassgame.htm

http://www.mcwdn.org/Animals/Animals.html

STEM CELLS

CLONING WEBQUEST

DIFFUSION/OSMOSIS WEBQUEST

TOP SECRET MEDIA

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Date Last Updated: 05/18/2016