Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Unit 3 Topics and Practice Sites

Unit 3: Reproduction, Heredity & Evolution

Topic 1: Reproduction

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  • Asexual Reproduction
    • no sperm and egg needed
    • one parent
    • exact copy of the organism is created
    • some animals and plants
    • bacteria and protists 
    • cell division: mitosis
  • Sexual Reproduction
    • combining of genes from two parents
    • sperm cell and egg cell combine
    • animals and plants
Topic 2: Meiosis vs. Mitosis 
Topic 3: Genetics
  • Vocabulary
    • Inheritance
    • Allele
    • Dominant allele
    • Recessive allele

    Saturday, November 15, 2014


    Click on the links below to help you study for your test for Unit 1: Human Body

    Topic 1: Cell Parts
    • organelles - small cell parts
    • cell membrane - the outer covering of the cell
    • nucleus - control center of the cell
    • mitochondria - convert energy from food to a form the cell can use
    •  cytoplasm - the jelly-like substance between the cell parts

    Topic 2: Levels of organization in the body (CTOS)
    • Cells - smallest unit of life
    • Tissues - made of cells working together
    • Organs - made of tissues working together
    • Organ Systems - a group of organs working together

    Topic 3: Functions of each of the body systems
    • Digestive
    • Circulatory
    • Respiratory
    • Excretory
    • Endocrine
    • Skeletal
    • Muscular
    • Reproductive

    Topic 4: Organs and structures of each system

    • Circulatory
      • Heart
      • blood vessels: veins, arteries, capillaries
      • valves keep blood from moving backward
    • Respiratory
      • mouth/nose
      • trachea
      • pharynx/larynx
      • bronchi
      • lungs
      • alveoli - tiny air sacs where oxygen goes into the blood
    • Excretory
      • Urinary system: kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra
      • Skin
      • Lungs
      • Large intestine/rectum
    • Endocrine
      • glands produce hormones
      • hormones control processes in the body
    • Skeletal
      • bones
      • ligaments
      • joints
    • Muscular
      • muscles
      • tendons
    • Reproductive
      • female: ovaries, uterus, eggs
      • male: testes, sperm

    Friday, August 22, 2014

    Welcome to 7th Grade!

    Thanks so much for visiting this 7th Grade Science page.  We will begin our school year with expectations for scholars' behavior and academic success.  You were given a summer science assignment: to visit the Museum of Natural History and Central Park.  I asked you to write a one-page reflection for each location.  Please send your reflection to me at  In the subject line of your email, type your name and SUMMER HOMEWORK.

    Monday, June 2, 2014

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Review for the Organisms Unit Test

    Organisms Unit Test is Monday, May 19
    The format will be multiple choice and short answer.

    Use your study guide we created together in class to review, as well as your binder.  Rewrite vocabulary words and their definitions, then quiz yourself using the techniques you learned in class.