7th Grade Syllabus

Science Course Syllabus Grade 7

Angie Riley     Room 216                 angelicia.riley@mpls.k12.mn.us            (612) 668-7616

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WHAT WE WILL STUDY: 1st SEMESTER

Natural Systems
Diversity
Physical Properties of Matter

2ND SEMESTER

Mixtures and Solutions
Elements, Compounds and Chemical Reactions Structure and Function of Living Systems

GRADING SYSTEM:

Class participation, lab report, Science Log, quiz, unit test, homework and unit project SCORES will all be used to determine your grade. You are responsible for keeping track of all your assignments in your agenda. Note that most labs require you to turn in a data table, results or a summary, so keep track. Some hints for achieving the grade you want:

1) Turn in all of your work.
2) Make sure it is your best work. Careful, correct work earns the most! 3) Be on time. (This can make a big difference in your grade.)

EXPECTATIONS:
* Use the Agenda for planning and communicating with home.
* Be in class everyday, on time and prepared to work with a
positive attitude. * Have a signed “Safety Contract” on file with teacher.
* Middle Grades behavior expectations will be followed.
* For safety reasons, absolutely
NO gum, food or beverages are allowed in the

science room. Fines for gum, candy or other food are .25, used to buy lab supplies.

HOMEWORK/CLASS WORK:
Homework will be given on MONDAY and will remain posted in the classroom until it is collected on THURSDAY. At times, weekly homework may be suspended while working on a large project. Projects are divided into pieces, each with a final due date. No large project work will be accepted after the due date. Unexcused late work (homework and class work) will be marked down 20% per day of earned grade. No late work is accepted after three (3) days.

ABSENCES AND MISSING WORK:

If you are absent for any reason, you will need to plan a time to come in to make up that work. You are responsible for arranging a time with the teacher to make up the work. Be timely, once labs have been taken down they will not be reset up. Check your agenda, the make up folder, then with me at the end of class.

MATERIALS NEEDED EVERYDAY:

Agenda & Pen/Pencil
Science Notebook - with name and subject clearly labeled on front cover Pocket folder - to store graded assignments/ in case of a grading 
mistake.