Life Science

Welcome to my home page.  This is my 24th year teaching 7th grade Life Science at THMS.  My room is filled with living or once living things, including a 75 gallon saltwater tank with fish, a shrimp, a sea star, and a crab that is very hard to find!!

This website will focus on Life Science class at THMS. Life science is the study of living things and how they interact. It covers such topics as the characteristics, classification, and behaviors of organisms, and the interactions they have with each other and with the natural environment.

Upcoming Events

  • Aug. 9,10 & 14 - 7th/8th Grade Volleyball tryouts from 3:30-5:00
  • Aug. 17 - Registration from 12:00-8:00
  • Aug. 18 - Registration from 8:00-3:00
  • Aug. 21 - Cross Country Practice @ Purcell Park from 4:00-5:00
  • Aug. 24 - Open House from 12:00-7:00
  • Aug. 28 - First Day of School
  • Sept. 4 - No School - Labor Day

Current Topic of Study

Our 4th 9 weeks is devoted to classification.  We will talk about the need for classification as well as how to classify.  We will then dive into each of the 6 kingdoms to take a look at some examples of organisms in each.  The science year will end with two of our favorite activities:  Frog and Worm Dissections and our River Field Trip.

Science Opportunities:  Check out this webpage for opportunities related to science throughout the school year or during the summer.



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