Welcome to the 7th Grade Science Page of the kramerscience1 wiki!

If you need to contact Mrs. Kramer, please e-mail kramerl@arcadia.k12.wi.us.




For information regarding the class, course materials, and resources, scroll down to find the information you seek.




LINK TO THE ONLINE VERSION OF THE SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS: Pearson Science !!!!! I will provide you with log-in instructions in class.


Quia Self-Enroll

Step 1. Go to the Quia by clicking here> https://www.quia.com/web.
Step 2. Click the link "Create account". Fill out the form that appears. Select "Student" as the account type. When you are done, press the Create my account button.
Step 3. You should now be in the Student Zone. Type in the class code in the text field and press the Add class button. Now you're done!
Now that you have registered for your instructor's course, you can view your class web page, take quizzes, view your quiz results, view time spent on Quia activities, and read your instructor's feedback from your Quia account.

Follow these steps to view your results:
Step 1. Log in to your account. (Remember, go to the Quia Web home page at https://www.quia.com/web and click the area labeled Students.)
Step 2**. Click on the class name.


* LINK TO Earthsky.org. Check this often for all sorts of interesting science news.




5-30-17 Tues

Today
  • Finish your "Matter Webquest" and turn it in to the 7th grade tray.
  • Try ALL of the Quia activities you were directed to on Friday. Try them multiple times. THE GOAL HERE IS TO LEARN THESE WORDS!!
  • When you think you have learned these words, test yourself here: ""Properties of Matter Flashcards QUIZ 5.30.17"
  • Still have time to kill? Try your hand at one of these games: Jefferson Labs Games and Puzzles

5-26-17 Fri

Today
  • Continue working on the Matter Webquest. Try to finish it today. KEEP IT FOR TUESDAY!
  • When you are done, log in to Quia: https://www.quia.com/web. Go to "ACTIVITIES" and find the "Properties of Matter - Flashcards"
  • Practice these words using the 4 different activities listed on the page. Try the activities more than once if necessary so you can see all the words.
  • When you are pretty confident in your knowledge of these vocabulary words, test yourself here:"Properties of Matter Flashcards QUIZ - 7th grade"

5-25-17 Thur

Today
  • I will collect unused 4th quarter LATE WORK PASSES ONLY for extra credit. Make sure your name is on them. If you have more than 1, staple the two together.
  • Starting a webquest that will help review what we just covered as well as set you up for what you will be learning as 8th graders in the fall.
  • Open this document and use it to access the websites you need to visit to complete the webquest:
  • You will need to put your answers on the hard copy I provide you. YOU MAY WORK WITH A PARTNER TO COMPLETE THIS WEBQUEST.

5-24-17 Wed

Today

5-23-17 Tues

Announcements
  • "Gas Behavior GR" due TODAY
Today

5-22-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Gas Behavior GR" due TUESDAY
Today
  • Video Field Trip
  • Discuss pp 58-59. Relate this to the video field trip.
  • Charles' Law, and the rest of section 3.
  • Head Rush video:
  • TEST WEDNESDAY!!!!!!



5-19-17 Fri

Today

5-18-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Solids, Liquids and Gases Concept Map" due TODAY
Today

5-17-17 Wed

Announcements
  • "States of Matter Virtual Lab" gets handed in TODAY
Today

5-15-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Changes of State GR" due TODAY

Today

5-12-17 Fri

Announcements
  • "Changes of State GR" due MONDAY
Today
  • Read surface tension, cohesion, viscosity
  • Demonstration of water's cohesive properties!

  • A cool trick with water:


  • Just because I love to see them run, here's another video of the basilisk lizard:




  • This video shows you shouldn't believe everything you see on the internet!


5-11-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "States of Matter GR" due TODAY
Today
  • Review states of matter and particle motion from yesterday
  • Demonstration of the properties of amorphous solids using the art of glass blowing!



5-9-17 Tues

Today

5-8-17 Mon

Today

5-5-17 Fri

Today

5-4-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Energy and Matter GR" due FRIDAY
  • TEST MONDAY
Today
  • Exothermic vs. endothermic reactions:

  • Review potential and kinetic energy:


  • Discuss pp 32-33 in your book.
  • Energy Transfer



5-3-17 Wed

Announcements
  • Pg 27 - Math: Analyzing Data" due TODAY
Today
  • Potential vs. kinetic energy, pp 30-31

Watch energy changes between potential and kinetic"


  • Bill Nye Potential and Kinetic Energy:

ASSIGNMENT: "Energy and Matter GR" due FRIDAY

5-2-17 Tues

Announcements
  • "Changes in Matter GR" due TODAY
Today
  • Changes in energy during physical and chemical changes, pp 26-27
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Math Analyzing Data pg 27" due WEDNESDAY

Bill Nye demonstrates endothermic and exothermic reactions:



5-1-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Changes in Matter GR" due TUESDAY
Today
  • Physical vs. chemical changes, pp 22-25 in your book.
  • Introduction to the Law of Conservation of Mass and a balanced chemical equation

4-28-17 Fri

Announcements
  • "Properties of Elements Virtual Lab" due TODAY
  • "Measuring Matter Guided Reading" due TODAY
Today

4-27-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Measuring Matter GR" due FRIDAY
Today

4-26-17 Wed

Today

4-25-17 Tue

Announcements
  • Test corrections due WEDNESDAY
Today

4-24-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Physical vs. Chemical Properties 2" due TODAY
Today
  • Re-take of the test for Selena, John, and Lleymi "Fossils and Geologic Time re-take 4.24.17"
  • Corrections for most of the rest of you! Go to link above to view your results. Then follow my instructions to make corrections to your test. AND NEXT TIME TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE 3 PRACTICE ATTEMPTS I GAVE YOU BEFORE THE TEST!!!!!!!

4-21-17 Fri

Announcements
  • "Physical vs. Chemical Changes 2" is due MONDAY.
  • "Describing Matter Quiz I" TODAY

Today

4-20-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Physical vs. Chemical Properties" due TODAY
Today
  • Structure of the atom

  • "Atoms, Molecules, Elements and Compounds"





4-19-17 Wed

Announcements
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Physical vs. Chemical Properties" due THURSDAY
  • QUIZ FRIDAY, pp 6-9
Today
  • Review physical vs. chemical properties
  • Discuss pp 6-9 (maybe more?)

4-18-17 Tues

Announcements
  • REMEMBER: "Describing Matter GR" is due TODAY
  • BOOK COVERS CHECK TODAY!
Today

4-11-17 Tues

Today

4-10-17 Mon

Today

4-6-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Early Earth/Era's of Earth's History GR" due FRIDAY
Today

4-4-17 Tues

Announcements
  • "Geologic Time Scale GR" is due TODAY
Today

4-3-17 Mon

Today
  • Geologic Time, pp 127-129 in your book.
  • Time scales and videos to help understanding (the ones we didn't get to on Friday!)
  • REMEMBER: "Geologic Time Scale GR" is due TUESDAY

3-31-17 Fri

Today
  • Quick discussion of half-lives and radioactive dating (cuz we didn't get to it yesterday!)
  • Geologic Time? Let's go back to the beginning of the universe for some perspective:

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Cosmic Calendar by carterjrfilms
  • How did our Earth change with time? We will watch the first few minutes of this video, but I encourage you to visit this page and view the entire video. "Geologic Time"
  • From National Geographic: Prehistoric Time Line
  • From NOVA (Public Television): A Brief History of Life
  • Pp 127-129 from your book
  • This is an artists vision of what 4.6 billion years on Earth may have looked like -- "Our Story in One Minute"

Explanation: Could you tell the story of human existence in a minute? This thrilling video culls together multiple teasing snippets in an attempt to do just that. And sets it to music. Briefly depicted, from start to finish, is an artistic animation of the Big Bang, a trip across the early universe, the formation of the Earth and Moon, the emergence of multi-celled life and plants, the rise of reptiles and dinosaurs, a devastating meteor strike, the rise of mammals and humans, and finally the rise of modern civilization. The minute movie ends with a flyover of the modern skyscraper and a human standing atop a snow covered mountain. The above video is the latest from the Symphony of Science project.




3-30-17 Thur

Today

3-29-17 Wed

  • Last day to work on "Geologic Time Webquest"!

3-28-17 Tues

Today

3-27-17 Mon

Today

3-24-17 Fri

Announcements
  • "Relative Ages of Rocks GR" due MONDAY
Today

3-23-17 Thur

Today
  • Discuss your answers to the "Fossil Discussion Questions" "Fossils" HAND THEM IN.
  • Pages 114-116 in your book
  • Intro the next section "Relative Age of Rocks" pg 117
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Relative Ages of Rocks GR" due MONDAY

3-22-17 Wed

Announcements
  • "Fossils GR" is due TODAY
Today
  • Finish "Fossils" website and your discussion questions. We will discuss this as a class today.
  • How do they prepare and catalog fossil discoveries? This video from the National Park Service, "Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument" will tell us.
  • Pages 114-116 in your book
  • In case you want to explore John day Fossil Beds National Monument, here is the link to that page: "John Day Fossil Beds Interactive Flash"
  • NPS National Fossil Day Website Scroll to the bottom of the page to "View all related parks".

3-21-17 Tues

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Fossils GR" due WEDNESDAY
Today

3-20-17 Mon

Announcements
  • Old books will get turned in today!

Today
  • You get new books today that will need to be covered with a paper book cover by WEDNESDAY, "Earth's Changing Surface"
  • Video Preview
  • ASSIGNMENT: We are in chapter 4 in the book. Section 1, "Fossils", starts on page 110. "Fossils GR" due WEDNESDAY

3-16-17 Thur

Today

3-13-17 Mon

Today

3-10-17 Fri

Announcements
  • BOOK COVER CHECK TODAY!
  • Reminder: "Metamorphic Rocks GR" due MONDAY
Today

3-9-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Rocks from Reefs GR" due TODAY
Today

Because Trev asked about the octopus changing the color of it's skin:


3-8-17 Wed

Announcements
  • "Rocks from Reefs GR" due THURSDAY

Today
  • Rocks from reefs, pp 157-159
  • Background information about coral reefs to guide our understanding:







3-7-17 Tues

Announcements
  • "Sedimentary Rocks GR" due TODAY
Today

3-6-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Sedimentary Rocks GR" is due TUESDAY

Today

3-3-17 Fri

Announcements
  • "Igneous Rocks Guided Reading" is due TODAY
  • QUIZ MONDAY ON IGNEOUS ROCKS!

Today


Petra from explore.org: Petra, Jordan


More about Petra: Petra, Jordan


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Courtesy of www.AirPano.com

3-2-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Igneous Rocks GR" due FRIDAY
  • QUIZ FRIDAY "Igneous Rocks"
Today
  • Pages 148-151 in your book.

  • Fortress walls in Cusco, Peru



A follow-up to the saga of the moving rocks of Racetrack Playa. Release date: August 27, 2014


3-1-17 Wed

Announcements
  • "Rock Identification" due today
  • "Classifying Rocks Review" due today

Today

2-28-17 Tues

Today

2-27-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Classifying Rocks GR" is due TODAY
  • "Keep it Rockin" is due TODAY
Today
  • Pages 144-147 in your book.
  • Geodes?

2-22-17 Wed

Today
  • REMEMBER : "Classifying Rocks GR" is due MONDAY
  • Preview the chapter on "Rocks", pp 142-143
  • "Rocks" Video Preview
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Keep it Rockin" due MONDAY

2-21-17 Tues

Today

2-20-17 Mon

Today

2-16-17 Thur

Today
  • Continue working on the lab.
  • "Mineral Key Terms/Concept Map due FRIDAY
  • TEST TUESDAY

2-15-17 Wed

Announcements
  • You must turn in your "Virtual Mineral Lab" to me BEFORE you will be allowed to continue to the real mineral identification lab.
Today
  • "Mineral Identification Lab" begins today.
  • Use a separate sheet of paper to make a data table to record the results of your hardness tests. This will get turned in with your final lab.
  • Inventory all supplies at the beginning and end of each class period.
  • Wear safety goggles at all times.
  • DO NOT USE MINERAL # 9 or 14.

2-14-17 Tues

Today
  • Watch the video "Rocks and Minerals; The Hard Facts".
  • Work to finish your "Virtual Mineral Lab". Remember to answer the response questions using COMPLETE SENTENCES!!
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Mineral Key Terms/Concept Map" due FRIDAY

2-13-15 Mon

Today

2-9-15 Thur

Announcements
  • "Using Mineral Resources GR" is due FRIDAY

Today

2-7-17 Tues

Announcements

Today
  • Look at the photo on page 125. Real or faked??






2-2-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Properties of Minerals Review" due TODAY

Today
  • Identifying a Mineral Using Mohs Hardness Scale:

  • The hardness of a mineral is often used by geologists to help determine the identity of a sample. The Mohs Hardness Scale as developed by a German geologist, Friedrich Mohs, in 1812. The Mohs scale is a relative scale which lists the hardness of 10 common minerals. Talc, #1 on the scale is the softest and diamond, #10, is the hardest. Other common household item have also been assigned to the hardness scale such as glass, fingernail and penny.
  • "Virtual Hardness Testing Lab". Visit this website to complete the lab: "Virtual Hardness Testing Lab"

1-31-17 Tues

Announcements
  • Today is the last class day you will have to work on "Mineral Mania" This will be due TOMORROW!
Today

1-30-17 Mon


Today

1-26-17 Thur

Today
  • Project this website: CK-12 Mineral Identification
  • While projecting, click on "READ Mineral Identification". Read and discuss together as a class.
  • Click the "back" button and then click on VIDEO "Mineral Identification". Have the external speakers on and watch the video. (8 min)
  • Click the "back" button again and then click on PRACTICE "Mineral Identification". See if you can answer the questions together as a class.
  • UPDATE: "Properties of Minerals Guided Reading" will now be due FRIDAY

1-24-17 Tues

Today
  • Start Chapter 4, "Minerals". Teacher edition is on the rolling table in the front of the room.
  • Discuss pp 112-113(?) up to "Identifying Minerals". Define "mineral" on their Science Vocabulary Sheet.
  • Watch the Video Preview. (The video preview is in a disk case on the bookshelf behind my desk. Find the disk for "M" , load it into the computer, pull up "Minerals" and project the video preview, making sure the external speakers on the stool in front of my desk are turned on).
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Properties of Minerals GR" due THURSDAY You can find the copies of this on the black plastic trays on the counter top near the front of the room on the hall wall. Students may begin working on this in class today.

1-23-17 Mon

Today

1-19-17 Thur

Announcements
  • Get on Infinite Campus and check for any missing work you may still need to turn in.
  • TEST on Quakes and Volcanoes has been moved to Monday, 1-23-17
Today
  • You will have 3 attempts at the PRACTICE TEST to help you prepare for the test on Monday. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEE THE ANSWERS, SO WRITE DOWN ANY CONCEPTS YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND AND LOOK THEM UP BEFORE YOU MAKE ANOTHER ATTEMPT!
  • "Quakes and Volcanoes PRACTICE TEST 1.19.17"

1-13-17 Fri

Announcements
  • TEST MONDAY COVERING EARTHQUAKES AND VOLCANOES!!
Today

Learn more about Crater Lake from a CBS reporter who took the entire year of 2016 to visit ALL of the National Parks!

1-12-17 Thur

  • I'll play "catch-up" today after having been gone for the last 3 days.
  • "Volcanic Landforms GR" due TODAY
  • "QUAKES AND VOLCANOES TEST" ON MONDAY

1-11-17 Wed

Today
  • CONTINUE WORKING ON YOUR GUIDED READING AND THE PRE-TEST. THESE ARE DUE TOMORROW!!!!!

1-10-17 Tues

Today
  • Prepare to do some quality review on your own. You will have today and tomorrow to complete these assignments:
  • YOU MAY WORK WITH YOUR LAB PARTNER IF YOU CAN DO IT RESPONSIBLY!
  • BOTH OF THESE PACKET ARE DUE WHEN I RETURN ON THURSDAY

1-9-17 Mon

Announcements
  • "Volcanic Eruptions GR" is due TODAY
Today

    • Today we will cover the stages of volcanic activity (pg 97 in your book). To better illustrate this, we look at a couple more short videos about Mt. St. Helens:



1-5-17 Thur

Announcements
  • "Properties of Magma GR" is due TODAY
Today

1-4-17 Wed

Announcements
  • REMINDER!! "Properties of Magma GR" is due THURSDAY
Today

1-3-17 Tues

Today

12-21-16 Wed

Today

12-20-16 Tues

Announcements
  • "Quakes and Waves Gr" due TODAY
Today
  • Pp. 54-55 in your book
  • Bill Nye and the Richter Scale


  • Bill Nye and the seismogram







12-19-16 Mon

Announcements
  • REMINDER: "Quakes and Waves GR" due TUESDAY
Today

12-16-16 Fri

Announcements
  • "Fault Lab" due today
  • Test corrections due today
Today
  • "Fault Lab Quiz"
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Quakes and Waves Guided Reading" due TUESDAY

12-15-16 Thur

Today
  • Continue working through the "Fault Lab". Answer the questions using complete sentences. THIS IS DUE AT THE START OF CLASS FRIDAY.
  • QUIZ ON THIS LAB FRIDAY!

12-14-16 Wed

Announcements
  • "Forces in Earth's Crust GR" due TODAY
  • Test corrections are due BY FRIDAY

Today

12-13-16 Tues

Announcements
  • "Forces in Earth's Crust GR" due WEDNESDAY
  • Test corrections will be due FRIDAY
Today
  • Pages 44-47 in the book
  • Visit this site to view animations about plate tectonics: "Plate Tectonics Animations"
  • Visit this site to view animations about different types of faults: USGS Animations
  • Start test corrections using the chrome books to access your test results. REMEMBER THAT ALL CORRECTIONS MUST READ AS TRUE STATEMENTS USING COMPLETE SENTENCES!! DUE FRIDAY


12-12-16 Mon

Today

12-9-16 Fri

Today: "Plate Tectonics Test" on quia. "Plate Tectonics Test 12.9.16"

12-8-16 Thur

Announcements
  • PLATE TECTONICS TEST ON FRIDAY
Today

12-7-16 Wed

Announcements
  • "Theory of Plate Tectonics Test" pushed back to FRIDAY!
Today

12-6-16 Tues

Announcements
  • "Theory of Plate Tectonics GR" due TODAY
  • Test Thursday on Plate Tectonics
Today
  • Go over the power point
  • This interactive will help you understand the entire chapter and is your review for the test on THURSDAY:

12-5-16 Mon

Announcements
  • "Theory of Plate Tectonics GR" due TUESDAY
  • TEST THURSDAY
Today
    • Visit this site to view animations about plate tectonics: "Plate Tectonics Animations"

    • Watch this video of Bill Nye the Science Guy explaining plate tectonics:






12-2-16 Fri

Today

11-30-16 Wed

Plate Tectonics Quiz (Sec 1-3)

11-29-16 Tues

Announcements
  • "Sea-floor Spreading GR" due WEDNESDAY
Today
  • Introduction to the concept of sea-floor spreading (pp 24-25 in your book)


Harry Hess and Sea-floor Spreading




11-28-16 Mon

Announcements
  • Correct "Drifting Continents GR" today
Today
  • Start Section 4 "Sea-floor Spreading"
  • Watch the discovery of deep-sea hydrothermal vents!


  • ASSIGNMENT: "Sea-floor Spreading GR" due WEDNESDAY
  • QUIZ TUESDAY on Sections 2 and 3 in your book.

22-23-16 Wed

Announcements
  • Drifting Continents GR" is due TODAY

Today

11-22-16 Tues

Today

Watch convection currents in action.



11-21-16 Mon

Announcements
  • "Convection and the Mantle GR" due TODAY
Today
  • View the convection video again
  • Discuss pp 16-17 in the book. What are convection currents and what drives them in the earth?

11-17-16 Thur

Announcements
  • Make sure you have your test corrections turned in before this day is over!
  • REMINDER: "Convection and the Mantle GR" due MONDAY
Today
  • Background information on the types of heat transfer viewed in class (sorry but I couldn't upload these to the wiki)
    pages 14-16 in your book



11-16-16 Wed

Announcements
  • You should have all the the Ch. 1 Sec. 1 key terms defined on you vocab. sheet
Today
  • Begin Section 2 "Convection and the Mantle"
  • Watch videos about these types of heat transfer: radiation, conduction and convection
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Convection and the Mantle GR" due MONDAY
  • QUIZ THURSDAY on Section 1.

11-15-16 Tues

Announcements
  • Book covers will be checked today
  • "Earth's Interior GR" will be checked for completeness today
Today
  • Discuss pp 10-13 in your book
  • "Inside Earth" note page for you reference
  • All vocabulary terms from Section 1 should be on you vocab list for tomorrow

11-14-16 Mon

Today
  • "Earth's Interior GR" will be due TUESDAY. Make sure your book is covered by Tuesday as well
  • Learn more about the structure of the Earth by visiting these websites (you will need headphones for some of these):

Cross-section of the earth
Earth's Layers
Structure of the Earth
Done with some time left? Try this game on Sporcle: "S" is for Science

11-10-16 Thur

Today
  • Books given out today. HAVE YOUR BOOK COVERED BY MONDAY
  • "Science Vocabulary Awareness Sheet". Make use of this. DEFINE CRUST, MANTLE, OUTER CORE, INNER CORE AS SOON AS YOU GET YOUR BOOK
  • ASSIGNMENT: "Earth's Interior GR" due TUESDAY

11-9-16 Wed

Today
  • Hand in your finished Lab Journal
  • Scientific Method Test

11-8-16 Tues

Announcements
  • TEST WEDNESDAY. You may use your notes on the test.
Today
  • Finish the "Scientific Method Virtual Lab". This is due tomorrow. ANSWER USING COMPLETE SENTENCES!

11-3-16 Thur

Announcements
  • "Drawing Conclusions Packet" is due TODAY
  • "Scientific Method Vocabulary Quiz" TODAY!

Today


11-2-16 Wed

Announcements
  • "Interpreting Data Packet" due TODAY
  • REMINDER: "Scientific Method Vocabulary Quiz" is THURSDAY!

Today

11-1-16 Tues

Announcements
  • "Worksheet on Variables" due TODAY
  • REMINDER: Vocabulary Quiz will be on Thursday.
Today

10-31-16 Mon

Announcements
  • "Controlling Variables Packet" is due TODAY
Today
  • More work identifying controls and variables due TUESDAY . Remember the link between the "if"portion of you hypothesis and the manipulated variable AND the link between the "then" portion of your hypothesis and the responding variable.
  • QUIZ ON SCIENTIFIC METHOD VOCABULARY ON THURSDAY

10-28-16 Fri

Announcements
  • "Developing a Hypothesis" practice is due TODAY

Today

10-27-16 Thur

Announcements
  • "Hypothesis Practice" due today

Today


10-26-16 Wed

Announcements
  • "Inferences and Observations Practice Worksheet" is due TODAY

Today