**Last Edited: February 15, 2019**

## Mrs. Roper-aroper@ihmschoolmd.org

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**Science Homework:**

**Science Homework:**

__February 15, 2019__: Today, the students color-coded parts of a flower and watched a short video about meiosis. This will prepare the students for the flower dissection video on Tuesday. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__February 14, 2019:__Today, the students completed Part 1 for their flower dissection laboratory assignment. They also labeled parts of a flower. The students' homework is to complete Part 1 questions if not completed in class. Pictures of the textbook pages are in google classroom.

__February 13, 2019__: Today, the students watched Bill Nye Flowers video. The students were able to start Part 1 on the Flower Dissection Lab Report. The students received the correct answers to the Meiosis Color by #. Their homework is to complete the Color by # tonight.

__February 8, 2019__: Today, the students took notes about Meiosis and Sexual Reproduction. These notes and slideshow can be found in my google classroom. The students also began a Meiosis Color by # activity, which they will finish on Monday. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__February 7, 2019__: Today, the students participated in Cell Cycle Scramble Game. They had a substitute teacher today. The students do not have any homework.

__February 6, 2019__: Today, the students sketched and measured their garlic plant for the last time. They wrote three paragraphs about their garlic plant and turned in their looseleaf with the paragraphs and the Garlic Mitosis Worksheet. The students put their HeLa cell artwork in plastic sleeves, ready to hang up. The students do not have homework tonight.

__February 5, 2019__: Today, the students took the Mitosis Quiz and completed their HeLa cell art. The artwork looks really good! The students do not have homework tonight.

__February 4, 2019__: Today, the students took the Mitosis/Asexual Reproduction Practice Quiz. The practice quiz and answer key are posted in Google Classroom. The students then worked on their HeLa cell art. They will take the quiz tomorrow and will be able to complete their HeLa cell art tomorrow as well.

__January 31, 2019__: Today, the students were able to see the growth of their garlic. They will measure and sketch their garlic for the last time next week. The students were able to lightly sketch a HeLa cell of their choosing.. The students will take the Mitosis/Asexual practice quiz on Monday and the real quiz on Tuesday.

__January 29, 2019__: Today, the students were given information about Henrietta Lacks, the woman whose cells are 'immortal'. The students will choose an art medium to turn one of her cells into artwork. The mitosis/cell cycle/asexual reproduction quiz is scheduled now for Monday, February 4th. The date will not be changed again (unless we have a day off for snow.)

__January 28, 2019__: Today, the students took asexual reproduction notes and measured/sketched their garlic plant for the third time. Students were also given time to complete their mitosis foldable. Students not finished with the foldable in class need to finish them at home and turn them in tomorrow. The Mitosis/Asexual Reproduction Quiz is scheduled for Thursday, 1/31.

__January 25, 2019__: Today, the students worked on completing their Mitosis Foldable. Many students finished but many did not so they will get about 15 minutes on Monday to complete it. A Mitosis/Cell Cycle quiz will be scheduled for next week. The students should organize and review information this weekend for the quiz.

__January 24, 2019:__Today, the students sketched and measured their garlic plant. They were able to start their mitosis foldable. Their homework tonight is the Cell Cycle/Mitosis HW worksheet.

__January 23, 2019__: Today, the students observed their garlic. Most garlic bulblets have grown root nubs! The students completed the mitosis/cell cycle notes and watched a short video about mitosis. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 22, 2019__: Today, the students took notes about mitosis and prepared their garlic bulb for growth. The will measure and sketch a garlic bulb a total of four times. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 17, 2019:__I did not see the 7th graders today due to the testing schedule. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__January 16, 2019__: I did not see the 7th graders today due to the testing schedule. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 15, 2019__: Today, the students measured their gummi bears for the third and last time. They wrote a conclusion statement for the activity, then turned in their conclusion statement with the interactive osmosis worksheet for a grade. The students do not have homework tonight.

__January 11, 2019__: Today, the students measured two gummi bears and then placed them into water for an osmosis activity. They then completed an online osmosis interactive website. Finally, they re-measured the two gummi bears. They do not have homework for the weekend.

__January 10, 2019__: I did not see the 7th grade classes today due to the midterm schedule. The students will take the science midterm test tomorrow. The students will get an mRNA chart to use on the test. They will not need their calculators; there are no proportion/math problems on the test.

__January 9, 2019__: Today, the students received the correct answers to the organic molecules scramble review activity. The students completed a pro/eukaryotic cell review and an enzyme review activity. The science midterm is Friday. The students are allowed to use a calculator and their mRNA chart on the midterm. I will have extra mRNA charts the morning of the test.

__January 8, 2019__: Today, the students worked on an organic molecules review activity. We will go over the correct answers tomorrow. The students' homework is to continue to review for the science midterm, scheduled for Friday.

__January 7, 2019__: Today, the students completed an organelle review activity. This activity and the answers are posted on Google Classroom. The students' homework is to review for the science midterm Friday. The review guide and answers are posted in my Google Classroom for students to use to prepare for the midterm.

__January 4, 2019__: Today, the students completed notes about osmosis. 7L was able to complete three cell diagrams. 7E needs to complete the fill in the blank below the notes chart. Both classes should have turned in the Diffusion Beaker/Baggie WS and Conclusion Statement. The students' homework is to check their midterm review guide answers with the answer key. The answer key will be uploaded to my Google Classroom by 8PM tomorrow (Saturday). They should bring any questions they have to class on Monday.

__January 3, 2019__: Today, the students observed their diffusion model and wrote a conclusion statement for it. 7L was able to complete the conclusion statement. 7E will get about 5 minutes tomorrow to complete the conclusion statement. Both classes are expected to turn in the statement with the worksheet for a grade. The students' homework is to continue completing the midterm review guide. I will upload the answers this weekend. I am not collecting the review guide. I have encouraged students to work through the review guide on their own before accessing the answers to increase content retention for when they take the midterm. The Science Midterm is scheduled for Friday, January 11th.

__January 2, 2019__: Today, the students took notes about diffusion and set up a model of diffusion. They will answer questions and write a conclusion statement for the diffusion set-up tomorrow. The students' homework is to download and complete the midterm review guide, if they haven't done so already. The midterm review guide can be found in my Google Classroom. I will upload the answers this weekend. I encourage students to work through the questions by reviewing slideshows, homework assignments, quizzes, etc. The students should bring any questions they have Monday, 1/7, so we can go over them.

__December 20, 2018__: Today, the students constructed a model of the three types of transport in the cell membrane and drew sketches of them on their notes sheet. The students were also able to watch a video about the cell membrane. The science midterm review guide is posted in my google classroom. The students can download the review guide and start answering the questions over Christmas Break. The students will get answers to the review guide in January.

__December 19, 2018__: Today, the students took notes about passive and active transport. The students then completed their cell membrane ornaments. They look really cute! The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 18, 2018__: Today, the students completed their cell membrane notes. They made a model of a cell membrane and sketched and labeled parts of it. The students were also able to add membrane and transport proteins to their cell membrane ornament. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 17, 2018__: Today, the students used pointillism to decorate a circle cutout like the cell membrane. They will be adding to their cell membrane every day. The students also started their Cell Membrane notes. Their homework is to start organizing their papers by topic in preparation for the midterm exam in January.

__December 14, 2018__: Today, the students took the Nucleic Acids Quiz. Students were able to finish their marshmallow person, if necessary, after the quiz. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__December 13, 2018__: Today, the students took the nucleic acid practice quiz. Both the quiz and quiz answers are posted on my Google CR. The students then solved a DNA riddle that gave directions to make a marshmallow person. If students were not able to complete the person today, they will get an opportunity to complete it tomorrow. Students need to study for the nucleic acid quiz scheduled for tomorrow.

__December 12, 2018__: Today, the students were given time to complete the protein synthesis quote activity. I collected this worksheet. The students' homework is to determine the genes for their Unicorn and color the unicorn accordingly. The got the unicorn activity yesterday. The unicorn is due tomorrow. A nucleic acid quiz is scheduled for Friday, 12/14.

__December 11, 2018__: Today, the students continued to work on the protein synthesis 'quotes'. They will get about 15 minutes tomorrow to finish the assignment. The students' homework is to complete the unicorn activity. This activity is due Thursday, 12/13. A Nucleic Acid Quiz is scheduled for Friday, December 14th. The students will take a practice quiz on Thursday.

__December 10, 2018__: Today, the students started the protein synthesis quote assignment. They are converting DNA to mRNA, then to amino acid language. Words are the amino acids and the quotes represent proteins. Their homework is 'Nucleic Acids HW' worksheet.

__December 6, 2018__: Today, the students participated in a retreat. They do not have homework for the weekend.

__December 5, 2018__: Today, the students were given time to finish their Dream Taco assignment. They turned this assignment in. There were many students out of class due to band. They need to complete the taco at home and return it ASAP. The students do not have homework tonight.

__December 4, 2018__: Today, the students finished their mystery taco and began their 'Dream Taco' assignment. The students will get about 20 minutes tomorrow to complete it. The students' homework is to complete the 'Nutrition Label Math Problems Google Form.

__December 3, 2018__: Today, the students took the Nucleic Acid notes and began identifying ingredients in their mystery taco assignment. The students will continue the taco assignment tomorrow. The students should review their notes tonight for homework.

__November 30, 2018__: Today, the students completed a day of service. They did a great job! The students do not have homework for the weekend.

__November 29, 2018__; Today, the students completed and turned in their Lipid Lab. They turned in their Lipids as Insulator Intro WS, graph, and conclusion statement. The students then solved a puzzle as an introduction to nucleic acids. The students do not have homework for the weekend.

__November 28, 2018__: Today, the students graphed their results for the lipid lab. They were also able to begin their conclusion statement. The students will get time in class tomorrow to complete their conclusion statement. The graphs, however, need to be complete for tomorrow. The students will turn in the data WS, graph, and the conclusion statement tomorrow for a grade.

__November 27, 2018__: Today, the students collected data for the lipid/insulation experiment. Their homework is to review their Lipid notes.

__November 26, 2018__: Today, the students watched a video about the Inuit diet and took notes about lipids. They also participated in a review activity about nutrition label math calculations. The slideshow and notes worksheet can be found in Google Classroom.

__November 20, 2018__: Today, the students took the Enzyme Quiz and completed the notecard enzyme activity. If students did not finish the enzyme notecard activity they can finish at home tonight and turn in tomorrow. There is no homework tonight.

__November 19, 2018__: Today, the students took the Enzyme Practice Quiz. The practice quiz and answers can be found in my google classroom. The students also started a 'notecard' enzyme project. They will finish the project tomorrow after they take the Enzyme Quiz.

__November 16, 2018__: Today, the students received the correct answers to the enzyme graphing WS. The students were also able to work on 'Enzyme Thinking Questions'. Both of these activities will help to prepare them for the Enzyme Quiz scheduled for Tuesday, 11/20. The students will receive the correct answers for the thinking questions on Monday and will also take the practice quiz. The students' homework is to review their notes for the quiz on Tuesday.

__November 14, 2018__: Today, the students wrote a conclusion statement for the catalase enzyme lab. On a clean sheet of paper, they wrote the problem, hypothesis, and the conclusion statement. They turned this paper in for a grade. Absent students and students that did not finish can access these questions from the slideshow on google classroom. The students will take an enzyme practice quiz on Tuesday, 11/20.

__November 13, 2018__: Today, the students gathered data in an experiment that showed the effect of temperature on the reaction rate of catalase enzyme from potatoes. The students will write a conclusion statement for the experiment tomorrow. The Enzyme Quiz is now scheduled for Tuesday, 11/20.

__November 12, 2018__: Today, the students received a science skills brochure and learned how to construct data tables for experiments. The students also got a small amount of time to work on their enzyme graphs. An enzyme quiz has been scheduled for Friday, however, I will probably move it to the following week.

__November 9, 2018__: Today, the students finished their notes and discussed the intro to enzymes activity from yesterday. They turned this worksheet in. The students were also able to start the enzyme graphing activity. They will finish the graphing activity on Monday. The students do not have homework this weekend.

__November 8, 2018__: Today, the students took the front page of Enzyme Notes and took observations of a tomato, potato, and carrot in hydrogen peroxide. We will discuss the results tomorrow and then students will turn this worksheet in. The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 7, 2018__: Today, the students took the Protein Quiz. After the quiz, they were able to complete their Thanksgiving Dinner Protein activity. They did a really good job! The students do not have homework tonight.

__November 5, 2018__: Today, the students took a Protein Practice Quiz. The answers can be accessed through my Google Classroom. The Protein Puzzle answers are also there. The students were able to work on one last protein simulation. The students will finish this simulation on Wednesday before they take the Protein Quiz. The students' homework is to study for the quiz on Wednesday.

__November 2, 2018__: Today, the students simulated the process of protein synthesis by making a fruit loop chain. The students also participated in a protein puzzle contest. A Protein Quiz is scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18. The students will get a practice quiz on Monday.

__November 1, 2018__: The students answered thinking questions about their protein keychain. They turned these questions in. A protein quiz has been scheduled for Wednesday, 11/7/18. Their Protein Haiku is due tomorrow.

__October 31, 2018__: Today, the students made protein keychains. They do not have homework tonight. Happy Halloween!

__October 30, 2018__: Today, the students completed their notes, completed the paper chain flow chart steps, and wrote a connection statement between the paper chain activity and how a protein is made in our bodies. The students turned this worksheet in. The Protein Haiku is due on Friday.

__October 29, 2018__; Today, the students took some notes about proteins and simulated the process of protein making in the body by making a paper chain. The students will finish the notes tomorrow. The students received directions on how to complete the Protein Haiku assignment. I will go over the requirements tomorrow. The haiku is due Friday.

__October 26, 2018__: Today, the students took their Carbohydrate Quiz. The students were also able to present their poems. They did a really good job! The students do not have homework this weekend.

__October 25, 2018__: Today, the students completed their Carb Poems. The students will present their poems to the class tomorrow. The students will take the Carb Quiz tomorrow as well. The students need to review their notes in preparation for the quiz tomorrow.

__October 24, 2018__: Today, the students took the Carbohydrate practice quiz. The students also got the correct answers for it. The answers will be posted in my Google classroom. The students were able to start a 'Dr. Suess rhyming poem' about carbs. They will get about 15 minutes tomorrow to complete it. The students' homework is to review for the quiz on Friday.

__October 23, 2018__: Today, the students completed a Carbohydrates Puzzle Contest activity. They received the correct answers to this worksheet review. The students also read through an article about carbohydrates. For homework, students are to complete the Google Form which can be found in my Google Classroom. A Carbohydrate Quiz is scheduled for Friday, 10/26.

__October 22, 2018__: There is no homework tonight; students were on a field trip.

__October 18, 2018__: Today, the students completed the Glucose Model Thinking Questions and turned it in with their color coded sketch of the glucose molecules. The students also completed a Nutrition Label Proportion math activity. The students' homework is to come up with their own nutrition label proportion problems. We worked through examples on the worksheet. Their two word problems with answers should be written on a piece of looseleaf.

__October 17, 2018__: Today, the students made a model of glucose using mini-marshmallows and toothpicks. They drew a color-coded sketch of it and included a key. They began answering thinking questions about the activity. The students will finish the thinking questions tomorrow during class. Their homework is to review notes about carbohydrates.

__October 16, 2018__: Today, the students completed and turned in the Starch Test Observations/Analysis Paragraph activity. The students also finished their Carbohydrate Notes. The Starch test can be found in the Carbohydrate slideshow in my Google Classroom. The students do not have homework tonight.

__October 15, 2018__: Today, the students took some more carbohydrates notes, modeled monosaccharides and polysaccharides with pop it beads, and took before and after sketches of fruit during a starch test activity. The students will complete their carbohydrate notes tomorrow.

__October 12, 2018__: Today, the students watched a video about bacteria and wrote a haiku poem about it. They read them aloud to the class for a grade. Absent students will be excused from completing this assignment. The students were also able to take their bacteria magnets home. They are very cute! The students were able to start notes about Carbohydrates. They will finish the notes on Monday. I collected their drill worksheets.

__October 11, 2018__: Today, the students made marble magnets for a bacteria craftivity. They will hopefully bring home the magnets tomorrow. They do not have homework.

__October 10, 2018__: Today, the students completed the Bacteria Experiment Conclusion by filling out a Google Form. This assignment can be accessed in my Google Classroom. Students who did not finish or were absent will need to complete it at home or next Tuesday during recess. There is a picture on Google Classroom for students to use to complete their google form.

__October 9, 2018__: Today, the students were able to join my Google Classroom. I sent invites to students who were absent or who could not access the google classroom. These students should check their e-mail to accept the invite. Students should finish the 'Spiders and Music' graphing activity and conclusion statement for homework tonight. This was the sub work from yesterday.

__October 8, 2018__: Today, the students worked on a Spiders and Music graphing activity (sub work). I will take questions about the assignment tomorrow, then the rest of the assignment will be for homework tomorrow night. The students do not have homework tonight..

__October 5, 2018__: The students took their Pro/Euk Quiz today. The students do not have any homework.

__October 4, 2018__: The students took the Pro/Eukaryotic Practice Quiz today. The answer key is below. The students also set up a bacteria experiment. Their homework is to study for the Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Quiz that is scheduled for tomorrow.

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__October 3, 2018__: The students completed their Organelle Cell Art project today during class. A few groups had to complete theirs during recess. They look really good!! The students will take a Eukaryote/Prokaryote Practice Quiz tomorrow in preparation for the actual quiz on Friday. The students' homework is to review notes in preparation for the quiz on Friday.

__October 2, 2018__: The students continued to work on their cell organelle art project in class. The students should be able to complete this project tomorrow. Their homework tonight is 'Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells HW', due tomorrow.

__October 1, 2018:__Today, the students worked in teams of three to color code a bacteria, plant, and animal cell. They will complete this assignment tomorrow. It is a combined art and science project. Their homework is to review notes about prokaryotic cells.

__September 28, 2018__: Today, the students completed their notes about prokaryotic cells. They also answered the multiple-choice questions in the packet. I shared with students information about Hansen's disease, a bacteria that causes leprosy. The homework for students this weekend is to complete the Venn diagram students started in class. They should use the Pro and Euk reading WS to complete this assignment.

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__September 27, 2018__: Today, the students sketched and labeled the organelles of a bacteria cell. The students also took notes about 'good' bacteria. The students do not have homework tonight.

__September 26, 2018__: Today, the students read their organelle poems. They did a great job! The students also took notes about organelles found in bacteria cells. The students do not have homework tonight.

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__September 25, 2018__: Today, the students completed their organelle shape poetry. Some groups were able to present their poems. The rest of the groups will present tomorrow. They did a great job! The students do not have homework tonight.

__September 24, 2018__: The students took the Cell Organelles Quiz today. They also were able to work on their organelle shape poetry, which I hope they can complete tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 21, 2018__: Today, the students took the Cell Organelle Practice Quiz and continued work on writing their 'shape poetry' about one specific organelle. Their homework is to study for the Organelle Quiz on Monday, 9/24. I uploaded a blank copy of the practice quiz below. The formatting is not correct, however, because of the conversion between word and google. The practice quiz answers are posted below as well.

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__September 20, 2018__: Today, 7L started their 'shape poetry' organelle poems. They will be able to complete this activity tomorrow. 7E was given time to complete the Pizza Cell Organelle activity. They will not be able to use any more class time to complete it. Most students completed this activity. I am available during Tuesday's recess to make up work. The students will take the Cell Organelle Practice Quiz tomorrow and the actual quiz on Monday, 9/24.

__September 19, 2018__: Today, 7L completed the Pizza Cell Activity. I gave them credit for completing it and they kept the assignment. A few students did not complete the activity and they need to finish on their own time. 7E will get about 20 minutes tomorrow to complete the Pizza Activity. A Cell Organelle Quiz is scheduled for Monday, 9/24. The students will get a practice quiz on Friday. Their homework tonight is the Cell Organelle Quiz Review WS.

__September 18, 2018__: Today, the students continued to work on the Cell Pizza Activity. A few students in 7L were able to finish the activity. Most students will need to finish tomorrow. The students' homework for tonight is 'Plant and Animal Color by Number' worksheet.

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__September 17, 2018__: Today, the students matched up organelles to objects. They visited 10 stations and justified their connections to the objects and organelles. The will continue the Felt Cell Pizza activity tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 7, 2018__: Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! Today in class your child was given a newsletter, an opening slideshow, and they worked on a first day activity. Their homework for the weekend is to share the newsletter with their parents and complete the first day activity, if needed. Most students were able to complete the activity in class.

__: The students hypothesized functions of organelles found in cells by looking at pictures. They then took notes about the actual functions of the organelles. The students do not have homework tonight.__

**September 10, 2018**

__: Today, the students matched up pictures to organelles found in cells and justified a connection statement. The students also labeled the organelles found in plant and animal cells. The students have no homework tonight.__

**September 11, 2018**

__September 12, 2018__: Today, the students in 7L worked on a Pizza Cell Organelle assignment. They will be working on this assignment for several days in class. The students in 7E only watched a few minutes of a video due to Mass running long. Their homework, for both classes, is 'Cell Organelle' homework' worksheet.

__September 13, 2018__: Today, 7L homeroom students continued to work on the Pizza Cell Organelle assignment. The students in 7E began the assignment today. Both classes will continue tomorrow. They do not have homework tonight.

__September 14, 2018__: Today, the students continued work on the Organelle Pizza Cell activity. Students in 7L should be able to finish this assignment on Monday. Students in 7E will probably finish on Tuesday. The students' homework this weekend is to read over their notes on organelles.