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

  • Feb. 3 - First Friday Bike/Walk to School
  • Feb. 3-4 - All District Band
  • Feb. 7 - School Board Meeting @ 7:00
  • Feb. 7 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser Night at El Charro 4-8 PM
  • Feb. 8 - PTO Restaurant Night at Panera Bread - see flyer on THMS's web page
  • Feb. 8 - Talent show audition forms given out in pride dens
  • Feb. 10 - Early Release
  • Feb. 11 - Basketball Championship - Girls @ Elkton; Boys @ Skyline
  • Feb. 13 - Talent show audition forms due
  • Feb. 13 - City Basketball Championship - Girls @ 5:30; Boys @6:30 at HHS
  • Feb. 15-16 - Auditions for talent show after school until 5:00
  • Feb. 15 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser Night at Papa John's 10:30AM-1:30 AM
  • Feb. 18 - STEM Day @ Valley Mall from 10:00-3:00
  • Feb. 22 - Talent show dress rehearsal after school until 5:00
  • Feb. 22 - Destination Imagination Fundraiser @ CiCi from 5:00-9:00
  • Feb. 22 - Electives Fair for Grades 8-11 at HHS from 5:30-8:00
  • Feb. 23 - Parent Meeting on Attendance Zones for 2017-2018 @ THMS at 7:00
  • Feb. 24 - Talent Show from 7:00-9:00
  • Feb. 27 - 8th Grade Pre-Assessment Concert at 7:00 @ HHS

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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