7th Grade Science Lab Syllabus Welcome to your 7th grade year at TH Rogers! This syllabus is designed to help you understand the expectations for 7th grade science lab. I am looking forward to an excellent year with you! The Science Lab experience is that of discovery. The labs support the learning that takes place not only in their classroom but also in their daily lives. I firmly believe the Chinese proverb, I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. In order to accomplish this, students will participate in a wide range of hands on activities throughout the school year. Topics we will investigate: In order to help support classroom learning, we will be doing activities that are a reflection of what is being covered in the main science classroom. Throughout the year we will do activities that focus on the units listed below: Scientific Method (intro to Experimentation), Safety, and Measurement Physics (Forces, Energy, and Work) Interactions of Matter and Energy Carbon Chemistry & Digestion Weather & its Impacts Human Impacts on Water Systems Solar System & Human Space Travel Contact Information Email - [email protected] Ecology (Relationships Between Organisms & Their Environment) Evolution & Levels of Organization Physiology (Human Body Systems) Plant and Animal Responses Microbiology (Cells) Genetics (Inheritance and Reproduction) Further Scientific Experimentation and Exploration Website - http://www.houstonisd.org/domain/29514 Suggested Materials 1 binder with 3 dividers, and a pencil Class Rules Be on time for class with all materials needed During class discussion raise your hand to share ideas Always follow lab safety rules No food or water bottles in the lab Follow the school rules and honesty policy. Grading Policy Experiments 40% Activities 40% Assessments 20% Late Work – One science class period late and I have to deduct 50%. After that it will not be graded. It is especially important to turn in all assignments on time because they impact your overall grade.