Grades 7 & 8 Science

                                                                                                                                                         Grades 7/8 Science

Summer 2019

I just want to wish all a wonderful summer and remember to appreciate both God's wonder and amazing science around you. He made an amazing world and science is the window we use to understand how it functions. Remember to appreciate the beauty of a flower and its harmony with a bee, the importance of keeping the environment clean, of exercising and doing all we can to show our appreciation for this amazing world.
I will see the 7th and 8th graders in September for a year of learning about all of these wonders.
The supply list is on the school website.

Today as I was walking
In the fields just down the way
I sat down on a fallen log
To pass the time away
And as I looked around me
The more that I did look
The more I realize that I am viewing
God's coloring book
by Dolly Parton

 

 

Both groups will have a variety of lab activities, virtual labs, and project based learning activities throughout the school year.

 

Ms. Lisa Ehlers, Grades 7 & 8 Science
lehlers@cawb.org

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7th/8th grade Science Overview:

The 8th grade Physical Science component will include the various types of forces, Newton's laws, Bernoulli-Charles-and Boyle's Laws, as well as forces found in fluids and their applications in technology. Energy conversions and uses will be discussed in detail and will be related to real world situations. Conservation, positive and negative impacts of various forms of energy will also be topics of conversation and research. Students will also participate in this year Science Fair in March and hopefully many of the projects will be eligible for Science Congress. I am looking forward to a fantastic year!!!!

This year, 7th graders will be studying Life Science. We will work to increase the understanding of the interrelationships of all living things on Earth. We will cover some brief history regarding the discovery of cells, the development of technology to look at living things and the classification system designed for living things.

Students will learn the pathways of energy through the ecosystem, cellular processes from prokaryotic to multicellular organisms.

The "Theory of Evolution" and topics regarding genetics will be investigated. We will look at current topics in the news as well as information from the past. The kingdoms will also be investigated to see how organisms developed from a more simplistic unicellular design to a complex level of interdependent systems. We will also link the connectivity of all kingdoms for a properly functioning ecosystem. We will relate how we can have a positive impact on our planets Ecology and how to limit damage to the Earth. Lastly, we will study the systems of the human body from the cellular to systemic level. Topics will include areas of health, disease, physical fitness and the proper care of one’s body systems. I am looking forward to an interesting and fun filled year of learning!!

7th and 8th Science webpage: www.lehlersscience.webs.com

PARENTS CAN KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THEIR CHILD'S PROGRESS THROUGH THE PARENT PORTAL AVAILABLE AT ESCHOOL DATA. THE PORTAL IS AVAILABLE THROUGH THE FOLLOWING LINK:

PARENT PORTAL: https://parentportal.eschooldata.com/Login.aspx

Ms. Lisa Ehlers - Grades 7 & 8 Science
lehlers@cawb.org