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

  • Feb. 1 - PTO “Friend Raising” event at CiCi’s Pizza, 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Feb. 4 – Early Release @ 12:35 and Parent-Teacher Conferences from 2:00-7:00
  • Feb. 5 – School Closed – Teacher Work Day
  • Feb. 8-11 - Builders Club Valentine's Day Candy Sale
  • Feb. 8 - PTO Meeting in the Library @ 7:00
  • Feb. 12 – Early Release @ 12:35
  • Feb. 17 - Individual Photos
  • Feb. 19 - Bike/Walk to School

Current Topic of Study

In the 3rd 9 weeks we will continue looking at cells.  Processes such as osmosis, diffusion, and mitosis play an important part in a cell's life.  Afterwards we will look more closely at the contents of the nucleus and learn how genetics works for many traits. Towards the end of the 9 weeks we will learn how natural selection works and then start classifying all living things.

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

 

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