Mr. DuRoss - 7th Grade Science Blog
By Frank B. DuRoss Jr.
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This podcast is produced by Mr. DuRoss at Perry Jr. High in New Hartford, NY. Our class is 7th grade life science, we cover topics from the scientific method, cells, invertebrates, vertebrates, human body systems and ecology. This podcast will cover all of the 7th Grade Science material from Mr. DuRoss' classes. It will include video podcasts of all of the class notes along with other material. More details, including .pdf versions of our notes and labs are available on the class blog.
|1||VideoACC - Orbital and Electron Dot Diagrams||Today we discussed how to make drawings of atoms using the orbital model and also electron dot diagrams.||11 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoTaxonomy - Introduction||We are now beginning our taxonomy unit, it will take us through next week, with a test before vacation. In this unit we will be studying the modern taxonomic system, the characteristics of the Kingdoms of living things and how to make and use dichotomous||11 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoACC - Atomic Number and Mass||We have talked about what the atomic number and atomic mass information on the periodic table means. Students must finish page 133 for homework, due Tuesday. It is some practice with figuring out atomic mass, number, # protons, # neutron and # electrons.||11 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoACC - Periodic Table||This week we are beginning out chemistry unit, an 8th grade science topic. We began with an introduction to chemistry and the periodic table.||11 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoPhotosynthesis and Respiration||ACCELERATED This week we are going to be completing our cells unit. We are discussing photosynthesis and cellular respiration. We will have a quiz on these two processes on Friday of this week. For the quiz students should be able to: Write out the chemi||5 12 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoMicroscopes||We are now beginning our next unit, Cells. To begin we will be discussing and using microscopes. Students will learn to use dissecting and compound microscopes. Today we completed our microscope notes and began using dissecting microscopes. Student have||18 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoAccelerated - Metric System||We are concluding our metric system unit early this week. All of the notes will be posted here, unfortunately this website is frequently offline, I will work to try to address this. Today in class we will be finishing the density lab, it is due tomorrow.||16 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoLiving Things||This week we will be completing our Living Things unit. We have discussed the characteristics and needs of living things and we have also talked about the idea of spontaneous generation and the scientists that disproved it. Videos of the notes are posted||1 10 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoAccelerated - Metric System and Length||The accelerated class is not splitting off from the regular class. So I will post separately for each class. We are now in our second unit, the metric system. We will be learning how to accurately measure length, volume, mass and density. This week we wi||27 9 12||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoBeginning of the year||This blog is once again operational and I will now regularly update it with copies of our notes, videos of my in-class presentations, a description of assignments and test topics. This week we have been working on the scientific method. We have reviewed||19 9 12||Free||View In iTunes|
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