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Welcome to Life Science Class!

8:00-9:10 1st Block

9:12-10:19 2nd Block

10:22-10:52 Encore 1

10:55-11:25 Encore 2

11:28-11:58 Encore 3

11:58-12:28 LUNCH

12:28-1:43 3rd Block

1:45-3:00 4th Block

  • 2021-2022 Supply list for Life Science class One 1.5 inch ring binder to be used for Science only, Paper, pencils, colored pencils, small scissors, binder pencil pouch to store colored pencils, scissors, etc., dividers for binder
Assignments will be located in Google Classroom
  • Syllabus Course- 7th grade Life Science

Teacher- Lisa Ball 

III. Course Description - The Life Science standards emphasize a more complex understanding of change, cycles, patterns, and relationships in the living world. Students build on basic principles related to these concepts by exploring the cellular organization and the classification of organisms; the dynamic relationships among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and change as a result of the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. Inquiry skills at this level include organization and mathematical analysis of data, manipulation of variables in experiments, and identification of sources of experimental error. Metric units (SI – International System of Units) are expected to be used as the primary unit of measurement to gather and report data at this level. 

The Life Science standards continue to focus on student growth in understanding the nature of science. This scientific view defines the idea that explanations of nature are developed and tested using observation, experimentation, models, evidence, and systematic processes. The nature of science includes the concepts that scientific explanations are based on logical thinking; are subject to rules of evidence; are consistent with observational, inferential, and experimental evidence; are open to rational critique; and are subject to refinement and change with the addition of new scientific evidence. The nature of science includes the concept that science can provide explanations about nature and can predict potential consequences of actions, but cannot be used to answer all questions.


The student will plan and conduct investigations.

The student will investigate the cell theory.

The student will investigate and understand cellular organization.

The basic needs of organisms will be studied.

The classification systems will be investigated and understood.

Basic chemical processes of photosynthesis will be investigated.

Interdependence of living and nonliving components of the environment will be investigated.

Interactions among community populations will be studied.

Abiotic and biotic factors in various biomes will be investigated. 

The student will investigate how ecosystems change over time.

The student will investigate basic genetics.

Environmental influences on diversity of organisms will be investigated.


      Cooperative learning  (when possible)

      Hands on learning  (when supplies are available for each student)


      Inquiry based learning

      Problem based learning

      Class discussions


      Active learning

      Individual activities

                                                                                                                                                       VI. Grading-  Students will receive grades based on summative assessments (tests/quizzes) and formative assessments (classwork both in class and at home/online activities/bellwork/exit tickets/participation).  All assignments carry equal weight in the gradebook.  


Note-  This syllabus is not all inclusive; changes may be made as needed to optimize learning.