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Mrs. Cristian

 Welcome to 7th Grade Science

  • Course Description

    In 7th grade science, the students study systems and cycles of the world around them.  Seventh grade earth, life,  space, and physical science includes the following concepts: plate tectonics, interactions of humans and Earth processes, organism systems, ecosystems, force, motion, energy, magnetic, and electrical systems.   In grade 7, students will begin to move from a more concrete to an abstract perspective since many of the systems and cycles studied are not directly observable or experienced.               

  • Course Format/Activities      

    Students will be reading, writing, and doing research on life, Earth, space, and physical science.  Activities, model building, demonstrations, and traditional laboratory activities will be used to facilitate understanding of concepts.

  • Additional Materials or Equipment Needed for the Course

    The following supplies should be brought to class on a regular basis. Students should not be asking return to their lockers to get supplies.

  • -iPad           -blue/black/red pens        -pencils         -highlighters     -silent reading book           -composition notebook for note     

  •   Each student has been given an iPad to use throughout the course of the year.  In science class, students will be used for class work, projects, assessments, writing prompts, etc.

  •  Grading Percentages This year in science class, you child will have many opportunities for learning, growth, and achievement.  I will be monitoring your child’s progress with the following grading policy:

  • Tests  – 35%
  • Quizzes – 30%
  • Classwork (labs, activities, reading questions, participation) – 20%
  • Homework – 15%

 A check system may also be used to grade classwork and homework.

  •    100%
  • √     90%
  • √-    80%
  •  -      70%

Homework is mandatory not optional. You can expect to have homework 2 to 3 times a week, with some weekend assignments. 

  • Classroom Expectations
  • Arrive to class on time.
  • Bring ALL materials to class – binder and paper, notebook, pens, pencils, and iPads.
  • Be respectful – respect your classmates, teacher, and yourself.
  • No talking while anyone else is talking.
  • No writing on desks, walls, or in textbooks or other school property is permitted.
  • Follow directions when they are given.
  • Make up class work, homework, projects, and assessments missed due to absences.It is your responsibility to get the notes and make up the missed work.
  • Missed worksheets and handouts will be in the absent folder for your science block.
  • Please let me know and ask questions if you are having any difficulties.
  • Class participation is expected.
  • Students are expected to keep the science room neat and tidy by taking personal responsibility for their belongings and picking up any trash they may leave behind.
  • Remain in your seat until the bell rings.
  • Mature and positive behavior is expected at all times.
  • Class routine procedures - Enter class, take your seat, and get out previous night’s homework.Next, check the Daily Agenda. Begin working on warm-up activity.
  • If you need to use the bathroom, try to ask at the beginning and end of the class.

  • Communication with Parents:

 If students or parents have any questions or concerns about this course or a student’s progress, please feel free to contact me by e-mail (preferably) at [email protected] or by phone at school at 508-476-3332.

 You can access my personal website by using the following URL:  I try my best to keep my website accurate and up to date.  All major projects and notes will be posted on my website.  Important assignment dates and daily class work and homework will be posted on the 7th grade Class work and Homework page.

 Extra help is available Monday through Friday after school upon request.