Life Science

Welcome to my home page.  This is my 23rd 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

  • Mar. 1 - STEM Informational Meeting for parents & students @ 6:30
  • Mar. 1 - Destination Imagination at Chili's from 11:00am-10:00pm
  • Mar. 3 - First Friday Bike/Walk to School
  • Mar. 3 - All District Band Assessment @ SKMS
  • Mar. 7 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00
  • Mar. 7 - PTO Restaurant Night at Chipotle from 5:00-9:00 
  • Mar. 7 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at El Charro on East Market Street
  • Mar. 9 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences from 11:00-7:00
  • Mar. 10 - No School - THMS Tailgates @ Waterman Elem. Pavilion, University Place & Norwood Street from 12-2
  • Mar. 13 - 7th Grade Field Trip to Massanutten Technical Center (MTC) in the afternoon
  • Mar. 13 - Track Practice Starts
  • Mar. 13 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 in the Library - All are welcomed
  • Mar. 15 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at Papa John's
  • Mar. 16 - 8th Grade Chorus to Middle School Choral Fest @ SKMS
  • Mar. 21 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00
  • Mar. 22 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser at CiCi's Pizza from 5:00-9:00
  • Mar. 24 - Spring Musical of The Wizard of Oz @ 7:00
  • Mar. 25 - Spring Musical of The Wizard of Oz @ 3:00 & 7:00
  • Mar. 26 - Spring Musical of The Wizard of Oz @ 3:00
  • Mar. 28 - 7th Grade Reading Simulation (Benchmark Test)
  • Mar. 29 - End of the 3rd 9 Weeks
  • Mar. 31 - School Closed - Teacher Work Day

Current Topic of Study

Our 3rd 9 weeks has started by taking a look at some of our own cheek cells.  Amazing to know that there is almost 6 feet of DNA is something so small.  We will soon be taking some DNA out of stawberries and then looking at how scientists can engineer DNA to make spider silk using goats.

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

 

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