Cooper 7 Life Science
Course Information Sheet
Grade 7 Science is an introduction to biology and the living environment. This course will focus on the various structure and chemicals that all living things have in common. As the year progresses you will explore the various forms of life that exist on this planet from the very basic; viruses, to the most complex; the human body.
During the year you will have the opportunity to perform a variety of experiments. You will learn how scientists classify organisms by their physiology and genetic make up. Researching a genetic disease of choice will allow you to become an expert and provide you with the opportunity to share what you have learned with others.
Topics that we will cover during the year include: cells, life functions, microscope use, scientific method and measurement, genetics, classification, plants and the human body.
Textbook: Life Science by Prentice Hall. Textbooks are to be kept at home and returned in June.
Homework: Homework will be assigned on a regular basis. All assignments are to be completed neatly and/ or on Google Classroom. Assignments can range from a reading assignment to completing a lab report. When a student has been absent it is the student’s responsibility to find out what they missed and to make up any class work, homework or quizzes. A time frame for missed work should be discussed with the teacher upon the student’s return to school.
Homework is announced in class, posted on the board in the classroom and on school wires.
Late homework guidelines for graded & long range assignments:
Minus 5 points each day the assignment is late.
Assignment will not be accepted for credit after the 5th day, but still needs to be completed.
Quizzes/Tests: All quizzes and tests will be announced 1 week in advance. Students have the opportunity to come for extra help prior to the quiz /exam date.
Grading: Each student’s grade will be comprised of the following categories: Tests and quizzes (35%),lab work (25%), homework (15%), projects (15%) and class work (10%).