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  • Thisisaone-semestersciencecoursethatteachesearthscienceconceptsandlaboratoryskills.Studentscompleteactivitiesandprojectsthatemphasizehowscienceisused tosolveproblemsand answerquestions.Studentswill collectandanalyzedata,createmodels,ask questionsandmakedecisionsbased on evidence.


    Ahands-on,project-basedapproach isused forthestudentsto gainskillsinthe content area and todevelopwaystocommunicatetheirlearningtoothers.Thestandardsforthiscoursecanbefoundathttp://www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss/index.asp.

    Thiscourseisdivided into sixunits,each focusedaroundadifferentarea ofearthscienceand a lifeskillsunit.Theunitsare:

    ·UnitAWhatisThermalEnergy?(Heat)

    ·UnitB PlateTectonicsandtheEarth’sStructure

    ·UnitC ShapingtheEarth’sSurface

    ·Unit DEnergyintheEarthSystem

    ·Unit FEcology

    ·LifeSkillsUnit

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  • The 7th Grade Science Course includes both Life Science and Computer Technology State Standards. The technology will be interwoven within content learning. I will be using a combination of two textbooks. Science and Life Sciences (SALI) is the program used over the last several years and the new textbook adoption this year, "Focus in Life Sciences", McDougall Littel Publishers. My curriculum is guided by the standards not the textbooks, so do not expect that we will be doing one chapter then the next. The course is designed around hands-on experiences and building concepts.
  • The 7th Grade Science Course includes both Life Science and Computer Technology State Standards. The technology will be interwoven within content learning. I will be using a combination of two textbooks. Science and Life Sciences (SALI) is the program used over the last several years and the new textbook adoption this year, "Focus in Life Sciences", McDougall Littel Publishers. My curriculum is guided by the standards not the textbooks, so do not expect that we will be doing one chapter then the next. The course is designed around hands-on experiences and building concepts.
  • The 7th Grade Science Course includes both Life Science and Computer Technology State Standards. The technology will be interwoven within content learning. I will be using a combination of two textbooks. Science and Life Sciences (SALI) is the program used over the last several years and the new textbook adoption this year, "Focus in Life Sciences", McDougall Littel Publishers. My curriculum is guided by the standards not the textbooks, so do not expect that we will be doing one chapter then the next. The course is designed around hands-on experiences and building concepts.
  • Welcome to Mr. Finley's Science Website. If you are still in the 'Search' mode, click on my class name to the left. To enroll in my class, in the space at the bottom of the next page, please type in the enrollment keyword, all lowercase, which is the password that I gave to you in my syllabus and in class. (hint: it relates to a famous scientist and starts with an 'a').

    My website contains resources for my science classes, including the homework calendar, assignments, and file downloads.
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