Life Science

Welcome to my home page.  This is my 22nd 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

  • May 30 - School Closed - Memorial Day
  • May 31 - 7th Grade Algebra SOL
  • June 1 - Spring Choral Concert
  • June 2 - Marvels Team to McGaheysville Dam Site
  • June 3 - Bike/Walk to School
  • June 3 - Matrix Team to McGaheysville Dam Site
  • June 8 - Rec Center End of Year Celebration
  • June 9 - 7th Grade Awards Ceremony
  • Jun. 10 - Early Release & Last Day of School
  • Aug. 8 - Registration @ 1:00-7:00
  • Aug. 9 - Registration @ 8:30-3:30
  • Aug. 23 - First Day of School

Current Topic of Study

The final quater of the year, we will be slicing into the following kingdoms: Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protists, Fungi, Animals and Plants.  Included in our study of the animal kingdom are worm and frog dissections!  Get ready to delve into the innards of science!

Our big field trip to the old McGaheysville Dam site is scheduled for June 3rd (all Matrix Students).  More information about this awesome trip will be coming home soon.  If you are interested in being a chaperone, please contact your student’s science teacher!

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



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