Students in Mrs. Evans' 7th grade science class have been learning about the phases of the moon. Recently, they created a study tool to learn these phases. This was a fairly inexpensive way to simulate what occurs during a month's time around our Earth. Students use a notecard and a ping pong ball to create this clever hands-on project. Thanks for all the donations! This project could not have been accomplished without the help of such great parents!
"Heather Evans Middle School Science Classes"
Wildlife and Fisheries Class
Wildlife biologist showing raptor banding and release. Awesome experience!! Thanks to USDA Wildlife Services! Bird successfully released from our school!
Aces of the Month
August Jay Sahr Sarah Hayes Alison Eveland Dylan Smith Zane Hayes Kennedy Rhymer Jason Mansell
September Brody Pugh Morgan Anderson Emily Ruck Logan Rigsby Talitha Hochstetler Blaine Holbrook
October Anthony Buckley Alli Cramer Kiley Holbrook Daneil Ball Mackenzie Dille Colton Young
November Elaina Fowler Lane Stevens Emma Chambers Garrett Dearth Jeremiah West Autumn Queen
December Nathan Heister Natalie Heister Peyton Euliss Trevor Spence Jake Thompson Courtney Young January Carson Dum Audrey Butterbaugh Gracie Hyme Isaiah McQuade Zach Meadows Maggie Mettler Miles Harvey
February Seth Lockard Rozlynn Lytle Julia Hall Aaron Sharp Timothy Smith Stephanie Bowers Noah Robinson
March Dorthea West Christian Riley Cole Lowe Emma Chambers Emily Nixon Garrett Drakeon Congratulations to all of the students!
Mr. Landrum's Class
Advanced Science Project
Moon Phases, Tides and Eclipses
Five students in the 7th grade science class participated in an advanced assignment over “Moon Phases, Tides and Eclipses. They earned this by placing high on a pre-assessment given in class. These students were required to collaboratively create a slide presentation and write a maximum of a 1000 word essay. These students also were given the opportunity to create a hands-on project of their choice.
Career Pathway Expo Ms. Blower from Eastland-Fairfield Technical Schools met with our 6th-8th graders. The Eastland-Fairfield Career and Technical will be offering a Career Pathways Expo for all 6th-8th graders and their families. The Expo is on February 26 from 4:30-8:00. They will also be offering a Summer Camp to all students in grades 6th-8th. The camp will run during the day on June 10-12. Students can sign up tor the Summer Camp at the Career Expo or starting online Feb. 26th at www.eastlandfairfield.com/summercamp.aspx. If you have any questions about the Career Expo or Summer Camp you contact Mrs. Dupler by email at Jody_Dupler@amanda.k12.oh.us.
Climate Scavenger Hunt Students in 7th grade science took part in a Climate Scavenger Hunt. 24 climate facts were hidden randomly around the science classroom and the students had to find them in order to answer questions on a worksheet. Some of the cards were hidden in plane site while others students had to literally crawl on the floor to find! The #1 rule was NO TALKING, so students had to find other modes of communication with their partner. This is the second time we have had a scavenger hunt in class and I think the students have really enjoyed a change in the learning process.
The following students had this to say about the activity:
Julian Scott: "This was a very fun and exciting activity that made you think outside the box and put your mind to the test. It was very enjoyable but also educating. This is one of my favorite things to do in Mrs. Evans 7th grade science class."
Kiley Holbrook: "This activity was an enjoyable way of taking notes and learning a new standard. I had a lot of fun completing this activity."
Isaac Numbers: "This activity allowed me to learn a fun new exciting way. It allowed me to be able to enjoy science while still learning. The excitement of learning and remembering a new fact helps me learn more about our climate and weather
Star Scores In a given school year, we would like our students to make at least one year's worth of growth in reading and math. As of January, students in the 6-8 grade have a combined growth average of almost a half year in reading. The students who are in RTI have a growth average of 8 months already. RTI students receive small group instruction and specific interventions.
As of January, students in the 6-8 grade have a combined growth average of over 8 months already. This is an excellent growth measure for our students in math. For the 2014-2015 school year, we provided students with a double block of math in 7th and 8th grade to ensure that teachers had more class time with the new math curriculum and the rigor that is involved. This double block has proven to be extremely effective.
Grade Cards sent home with students
NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
6th Grade Parent Meeting for Camp Muskingum @ 6:00pm
7th Grade Science Vocabulary Students in 7th grade science played an age old game to learn vocabulary terms over their Ecology unit. Students folded a square sheet of paper to create origami-like creations called "cootie catchers." They could choose any 8 of the 22 terms from this unit to place on their papers. Students competed against each other in a simple game. This first student to six points wins the game.
7th Grade Science Cell Organelles Seventh grade science students in Mrs. Evans classroom review for a unit test over "Cell Organelles, Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration" by playing card games. These cards have the units terms, definitions, and pictures on separate cards in cluding an "Old Maid." Students were put in groups of 4 where they were then instructed to play the childhood game of "Old Maid." This quickly evolved into "Go Fish." This wasn't the intended game, but it worked out great and the kids really seemed to enjoy it. Several groups also turned the card game into a "Memory" game where they had to match a picture with the correct terms. Some teams made it even more challenging by having to match the term, picture and definition. It was exciting to see the students alter the game and make it a fun learning experience for them in their own way!