Welcome!  This class focuses on the study of life processes and living things.  Our textbook is from Prentice Hall.  We study cells, cell functions, DNA, genetics, classification, and human systems.  Here is a link to the California state standards for middle school science.  You can see what we are doing in class by checking out the Assignment Calendar below.  You can also check out the Downloads section at the bottom of the page if you need an extra copy of an assignment. 
Test Date:
 #10 Anatomy
 13, 14

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 Wed, May 17
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section 2 work day (brochure) 150 pts
section 2 work day / review for quiz   150 pts
section 3 work day (quiz) 200 pts
heartrate activity
cardio notes
HW   Return Home Textbooks Journals / Assign. Sheet Due Return Home Textbooks Return Home Textbooks
OBJ  understand how food moves through the digestive system understand how food moves through the digestive system demonstrate knowledge of the digestive system take pulse, understand how it changes / lead and monitor be able to state the path blood flows through your body / lead discussion
  Unit 10 (Chpts. 13-14) Anatomy
finish notes, make-a-lung activity
heart attack video
begin WhaMI Review Poster
graphing, WhaMI review Poster
post test, graphing, review poster
HW Return Home Textbooks        
OBJ construct a functional lung model / lead and discuss understand causes, steps and consequences of a heart attack review important concepts, graphing practice review important concepts, graphing practice review important concepts, graphing practice
  Unit 10 (Chpts. 13-14) Anatomy Wrap-Up Activities
Course of Study   Downloads   Historical Scientists
Science Basics
Light and Color
Science Fair Intro
Cells Intro

Cell Organelles

Cell Processes
Mendelian Genetics
Modern Genetics
  Digestive Internet Assignment
Unit 10 Assignment Sheet
   Unit 1: Galileo Galilei
 Unit 2 : Albert Einstein
              Isaac Newton
 Unit 3 : Dimitri Mendeleev
              Joseph Priestly

 Unit 4 : Robert Hooke
              Anton von

 Unit 5 : Camillo Golgi
 Unit 6 : Melvin Calvin

               Hans Krebs
 Unit 7 : Gregor Mendel
 Unit 8 : Watson & Crick
              Alec Jeffreys

Unit 9 : Carl Linnaeus
Unit 10: Andreas Vesalius
              William Harvey
              Gray and Carter
Animal Report Form
Encyclopedia of Life
Unit 9 notes (all)
Unit 5 Assignment Sheet
#1 Notes
Science Fair Fill-In
Science Fair Example ?'s
Link 1
  Link 2  Link 3
Unit 3 Review Page
Unit 3 Notes
Chem Compounds Wksht
Big Ideas
#10: The human body is an intricate, smoothly running machine.
#9: Organisms can be grouped by similarities for better understanding.
#8: DNA is the key to understanding and manipulating how our bodies function.
#7: Traits pass from parents to kids according to established rules.
#6: All cells utilize energy to stay alive and develop.
#5: Cells are made of organelles that carry out necessary functions.
#4: All living things are made of cells.
#3: All cells require and are made of similar compounds.
#2: Light is energy and provides most of our information about the natural world.
#1: Scientists use tools to understand the natural world.
dancing skeleton animated gif
image from https://bestanimations.com/Humans/Skeletons/skeleton-animated-gif-3.gif
animated gif heart
image from http://www.heart-valve-surgery.com/Images/beatnhrt.gif