7th Grade November News

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The learners in 7th grade began the month exploring taxonomy and classification of living things. Acting as alien taxonomists, the students were tasked with classifying the 14 alien species on Earth in the year 2525.

Liora shares her taxonomy project.
Liora shares her taxonomy project.
Jessica defends the reasoning behind her classification scheme.
Jessica defends the reasoning behind her classification scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After moving on to a study of biological molecules, the students were tasked with solving a murder mystery by examining the contents of the victims stomach. Who dunnit?

Eden and Jessica test for protein in the vomit.
Eden and Jessica test for protein in the vomit.
Yay! The victim ate carbohydrates last night.
Yay! The victim ate carbohydrates last night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yona built a glucose molecule!
Yona built a glucose molecule!
Aiden explore evidence of chemical change.
Aiden notices evidence of a chemical change.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are currently exploring cell functions and processes. Students are learning about diffusion and osmosis, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and mitosis.

Liri shares her circus cell analogy.
Liri shares her circus cell analogy.
Yona, Eli, and Noah describe the different parts of their baseball cell analogy.
Yona, Eli, and Noah describe the different parts of their baseball cell analogy.
Osmosis with eggs!
Osmosis with eggs!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moving forward this month and next, students in 7th grade will begin to explore heredity and evolution.

In our Design and Modeling class, the students have designed and built a wooden puzzle cube which they are currently designing on Autodesk123, a CAD program.