• Study Guide for Test 4

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 11/16/2018

    Here is the study guide for Test #4:

     

    Study Guide for Test 4

     

    Please make sure you come see me if you have any questions. Just a reminder to try to answer as much of the study guide as possible before coming to see me.

    If you can't download it, here it is on the bottom!

    Study Guide for Test #4

    1. What are minerals?
    2. What are rocks? How are they connected to minerals?
    3. What is an igneous rock?
    4. What is a sedimentary rock?
    5. KNOW THE DIAGRAM FOR THE ROCK CYCLE
      1. If you have a rock, what do you need to do to it to change it into a metamorphic rock?
      2. If you have a rock, what do you need to do to it to change it into a sedimentary rock?
      3. If you have a rock, what do you need to do to it to change it into an igneous rock?
    6. How do we identify minerals?
    7. What are the 6 physical properties for identifying minerals? DESCRIBE what each of them are.
    8. What is cleavage? What is fracture?
    9. What are fossils?
    10. What is erosion?
    11. What is weathering?
    12. What is deposition?
    13. KNOW where the OLDEST rock layer/fossils are and where the YOUNGEST rock layer/fossils are if you are given layers of rocks. What does the diagram below show you?

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  • Study Guide Test #3

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 10/30/2018

    Here is the study guide for Test #3:

     

    Study Guide Test 3

     

    Make sure you study early and to complete the study guide FULLY. Review both your notes and study guide.

     

    Study Guide Test #3

    1. What is the theory of plate tectonics?
    2. What do we mean when we say the “plates”?
    3. What are the 4 different types of plate movements? Make sure you know how the arrows are facing
    4. What type of plate movement would give you a mountain? A volcano?
    5. What is the CAUSE of plate movement (what is the reason for it happening in the first place)?
    6. What is a fault? Draw a diagram of it too
    7. What is a fold? Draw a diagram of it too
    8. Where do you find convection currents in the earth’s layers?
    9. What are earthquakes? What causes them?
    10. Know the diagram of the focus, epicenter, fault line.
    11. What is a focus? What is an epicenter? What is a fault?
    12. Know how to read a topographic map…what do the circles mean? How do we get the circles?
    13. What is elevation?
    14. What are seismic waves?
    15. What are P waves? What are S waves? How are they different? From each other?
    16. Know latitude and longitude (how do you find it and how do you write it?)
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  • Test #2 Study Guide

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 10/17/2018

    Here is the Study Guide for Test #2:

     

    Study Guide Questions for Test 2 

     

    If you do not have a printer at home or access to the website, there is FREE printing at the library and in some classrooms. 

    Questions are also posted on the bottom here:

    Study Guide Questions for Test #2

    1. What is the formula for density?
    2. In order to know the density of an object, what do you need to measure?
    3. What is density?
    4. How do you know when something has high density? What about low density?
    5. Go over the density chart (the sink, float, neither chart that was a Do Now question)
    6. What are convection currents?
    7. What do you need for convection currents to occur/happen?
    8. What are the layers of the earth?
    9. What layer of the earth do you find convection currents in?
    10. Go over convection current worksheet.
    11. Where do you find magma that has low density? Where do you find magma that has high density?
    12. Go over the density worksheets, pangea worksheet.
    13. What is Pangaea? Why isn’t Pangaea here today?
    14. What evidences are there that Pangaea has occurred?
    15. What is the theory of continental drift? How does it connect to Pangaea?
    16. What is seafloor spreading? How does it connect to Pangaea?
    17. Draw a diagram of seafloor spreading and know where old and young rocks are. What are young rocks made of?

     

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  • Study Guide Test #1

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 9/26/2018

    Here is the study guide for Test #1. 

    Please answer each question as fully as possible, look over your notes and worksheets, then come see me if you have any questions!

     

     

    Study Guide Test 1

     

    If you can't open the file because you don't have Microsoft Word, here are the questions:

     

    Study Guide Test #1

    1. Go over the problems in the worksheets (GC, TBB, earth’s spheres, irregularly shaped objects, layers of the atmosphere, layers of the earth). These worksheets are VERY important.
    2. What are the layers of the Earth (starting from the outside to the inside)?
    3. Which layer is liquid? Which layers are Solid?
    4. Which layer is the hottest? Coolest?
    5. Which layer is the thickest? Thinnest?
    6. What is each layer made of?
    7. What are the Earth’s spheres? How can you remember each one?
    8. What is the triple beam balance used for?
    9. Know how to read the triple beam balance. What is the formula for the triple beam balance?
    10. Parts of the Triple beam balance?
    11. How do you read the graduated cylinder?
    12. What is the formula to find the volume of irregularly shaped objects?
    13. What are the layers of the atmosphere (in order)? Which layer do we live in?

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  • Science Update

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 9/25/2018

    Science Update for the Month of September

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

     

    I hope that everyone has had an excellent start to the school year so far! I would like to give you an update on what is going on in Science class:

    A second project will be given to students sometime in October.

    We are reviewing basic science skills this month and students had their first Quiz on 9/21. Reminder that all exams and quizzes must be signed and returned. Please see the homework tab for more information.

    We are currently in the beginning of the Geology Unit. Some topics in this unit include the layers of the Earth, the atmosphere, density, dynamic Earth, the theory of plate tectonics, formation of rocks, and earthquakes. During the course of this unit, students will continue to practice their analytical and observational skills as they work on various experiments and engage in discussions.

    The first exam of the year (Exam #1: Introduction to Geology) will take place in the beginning of October. Please ensure that your child studies for this exam and to have them come and see me for any questions he or she may have.

    Additionally, you can find homework assignments for science class posted on the tab to the left of this page. Or you can access it directly using this link: https://www.armstrong227q.com/Domain/346

    If you have specific questions, concerns, or would just like an update on how your child is doing in science class, please email me directly.

     

    Thank you for your support and cooperation. I look forward to working with you and your child this year! 

    Have a wonderful week,

    Ms. Yu

    7th Grade Science Teacher, House 4

     

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  • Welcome Back!

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 9/5/2018
     
     
     
    Welcome to the website for Ms. Yu's 7th Grade Science class of House 4! 
    Here you will find some useful information, documents, supplementary materials, information on tutoring sessions, and updates in the classroom. Please check back for updates.
     
    THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK ACCESS NUMBER FOR THE STUDENT TEXTBOOK IS: AC60D1446C
     
    You can access the TEXTBOOK at this link:  http://www.glencoe.com/ose/ 
     

     OR you may access the chapters here:

     

    http://95science.weebly.com/7th-grade-on-line-textbook.html

     

     

     
    PARENTS: You will also find this website full of useful information that both you and your child can navigate through together as well as contribute to. If you are looking for something and it is not on this website, please don't hesitate to contact me (see contact information).
     
     
    ******Click on the following links in the left hand side to begin******
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  • AP Biology Summer Assignment

    Posted by Jennipher Yu on 6/22/2017

    Incase you lose the AP BIO summer assignment, here it is:

     

    Living Environment Summer Homework

     

    NOTE: THIS IS ONLY FOR STUDENTS ACCEPTED INTO THE AP BIO REGENTS CLASS FOR NEXT YEAR 8TH GRADE

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