MR. RODRIGUEZ
LIFE SCIENCE
APOLLO MIDDLE SCHOOL
SCHOOL BOARD OF BROWARD
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/apollomid/
6800 Arthur Street
Hollywood, FL  33024
United States
Phone: 754-323-2900
About me
MY EMAIL ADDRESS

VICTOR.W.RODRIGUEZ@BROWARDSCHOOOLS.COM

7th Grade "LIFE SCIENCE"
Apollo Middle School
Instructor: Mr. V. Rodriguez
Room: 117

7 th Grade Science Syllabus

CONTACT INFORMATION:

E-mail: victor.w.rodriguez@browardschools.com


SCHEDULE:

Schedule of when we will be covering each lesson for the second nine weeks.


         Week      Starts on        Science FUSION

Week        1 ......01/20/12......Unit 3 Lesson  5,6

Week        2 ......01/27/12........Unit 4 Lesson  1

Week        3 ......02/02/12........Unit 4  Lesson  2

Week        4 ......02/09/12........Unit 5 Lesson  1

Week        5 .....02/17/12.........Unit 5 Lesson  2

Week        6 ......02/24/12........Unit 6 Lesson  1

Week        7 .....03/02/12.........Unit 6 Lesson  2

Week        8 ......03/09/12.........Unit 6 Lesson  3

Week        9 ......03/20/12.........Unit 6  Lesson 4




WEEKLY HOMEWORK


MONDAY - Science Article

            "Bring in a current & interesting science article from the internet, magazine, or news
             paper.  Make sure you read it before you get to class. You will write a summary or
             questions & answers, or share, or switch articles with a peer, or read aloud, or  draw 
             a  picture, or answer 5W's, or write a story using this article and then sometimes
             present the completed assignment to the class.  " Please No weather reports. "

TUESDAY - Finish Vocab that was not finished in class, VIS chart or Flash Cards.

WEDNESDAY  - Study for Vocab Test (THE TEST FOR THIS WEEK is LASTS WEEKS WORDS)

THURSDAY - Take Home Quiz "Lesson Review" from the book. Each Lesson Review is at the
                  of each lesson.Students can use book, notes or the internet to answer questions.

FRIDAY    - QUIA.COM  -Most weeks it will be a take home vocab test, aka a practice test for
                                   the following week vocab test, survey, game, or other test.


GRADES:

A. Your final grade in the course will be determined by your performance on tests,
quizzes, homework assignments, lab work, reading and answering questions from the book,
and a Science Project.


B. Grades will be based on a point system determined by the Broward County School Board.

A=100-90, B=89-80, C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59-0

D. Grades will be based on a point system, categorized and weighted:

QUIA = 10 %
NOTES  = 10 %
READING = 10 %
UNIT TEST = 15 %
HOMEWORK = 10 %
VOCAB TEST = 15 %
LAB ACTIVITY = 10 %
VIS / WARM-UP = 10 %
LESSON REVIEW = 10%

COLLECTION AND GRADING OF ASSIGNMENTS:

All Classwork and Homework will be collect, and grade and returned to student.
Student needs to hold on to all returned assignments or the last day of that week.
If absent on collection day, the assignment can be turned in the following day and
turned in with no penalty.

LATEWORK:

Most assignments can be turned in late for 50%
credit, no matter how late, except Science Articles.

CLASS RULES:

Everglades & Broward School rules will be followed. No cell phones, iPods, PSPs, Cameras or any electronic devices are allowed in class. If I see it, the object will be given to administration for parent pick-up.


PARENTAL NOTIFICATION:

Parents Should Check Pinnacle for Students current grade, questions on missing assignments, and
for current weekly assignments.

NOTE TO STUDENTS:

Student: If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to meet with me after class or contact me
by email. You will also be responsible for tracking your own grade on pinnacle. Your grade is your choice, but I can help you to excel if you wish. I encourage you to take ownership of your own education as you start to think more seriously about your future.  In just two years you will be in high school, and then you will be going to college. You are building the base for the rest of your education.  It's up to you!

Sincerely,

              Mr. Victor W. Rodriguez


******NEW STUDENT*NEW STUDENT*NEW STUDENT*NEW STUDENT*NEW STUDENT*******

All New Students Need To MAKE A GMAIL email  Account & a QUIA ACCOUNT using this format
And Also make two copies of the syllabus below.

Username:

LastName.FirstName.EHS2014@gmail.com

Password:

First name initial last name initial birthdate using a zero with single digit numbers and use only the last two digits of the birth year.

Example: JOE SMO born March 4, 1995   password     jm030495

Class Codes For QUIA:




MINI-PROJECT

Famous African-American Scientist Poster


Due Date:  MONDAY, February 13, 2010

Requirements:

1. Poster MUST be on a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. 

2. Picture of the scientist or picture what they did or famous for inventing.

3. First, Middle, and Last name of your scientist. 

4. Birth Date and Year of Death or if still alive. 

5. What country were they born in and where did they do their work?

6. What are they famous for?  (At least 5 to 8 complete sentences, in your own words) 

7. A fact that you found interesting or a quote by that scientist. 

8.      Do your Best Work !!!!

9. Your name on the bottom right corner. 

You will be assigned the following scientist:

1..Archibald Alexander..................13..Benjamin Banneker
2..George Washington Carver.........14..Edward Alexander Bouchet
3..Dr. Daniel Hale Williams.............15..Rebecca Cole
4..Charles Henry Turner.................16..Ernest Everett Just
5..Thomas Jennings......................17..Roger Arliner Young
6..Dr. Charles Richard Drew...........18..Norbert Rillieux...................25..Emmett W. Chappelle
7..Benjamin Bradley......................19..Elijah McCoy.......................26..James West
8..Lewis Howard Latimer................20..Granville Woods..................27..Philip Emeagwali
9..Madame C.J. Walker..................21..David Crosthwait Jr..............28..Aprille Ericsson
10..Guion Bulford.........................22..Dr. Mae Jemison..................29..Marlon Thompson
11..Percy Julian............................23..Jan Ernst Matzeliger.............30.Patricia Bath
12..Dr. Ida Gray............................24..Lonnie G. Johnson...............31.Mark Dean



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"MY FUTURE CAREER"

Using a template from "Pages" ( newsletter, brochure, poster, or other) create a poster of your future college, and career.

10 points each.

1. Title of your Career
2. Picture of your career
3. Where you plan to go to college, or get trained for your career.
4. What are the admission requirements
6. Picture of your college ( logo, seal, building, mascot, etc.)
7. Article about your career.
8. Salary range for that career, using "Pages" put this information in a 8 point star. (click on shapes)
9. Name Only ( first & last name ) any where on poster, using 'Pages'. (Not handwritten !!)
10. Creativity / use of "Pages" program-- Is this your best work ( please print in color !! )

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Famous Female Scientist Poster

Due date:  Wed., March 17


Requirements:

1. Poster MUST be on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.  (10 points)
2. Picture of the scientist.  (10 points)
3. First, Middle, and Last name of your scientists. (10 points)
4. Birth date and year of death, or if still alive. (10points)
5. What country were they born in and where did they do their work? (10 points)
6. What are they famous for?  (At least 5 to 8 complete sentences) (10 points)
7. A fact that you found interesting or a quote by that scientist. (10 points)
8. Your name only, on bottom right corner ( 10 points)   
9.     Creativity and Quality of your poster (15 points)
10.   Is this your best work? (5 points)


You will be assigned the following scientist:

1. Maria Agnesi
2. Virginia Apgar
3. Elizabeth Arden
4. Elizabeth Blackwell
5. Elizabeth Britton
6. Rachel Carson
7. Anna Comnena
8. Marie Curie
9. Dian Fossey
10. Rosalind Franklin
11. Sophie Germain
12. Alessandra Giliani
13. Winifred Goldring
14. Jane Goodall
15. Caroline Herschel
16. Hypatia of Alexandria
17. Sofia Kovalevskaya
18. Ada Lovelace
19. Maria Mitchell
20. Florence Nightingale
21. Amalie Emmy Noether
22. Elena Cornaro Piscopia
23. Harriet Quimby
24. Charlotte Angas Scott
25. Alicia Stott
26. Mary Fairfax Somerville
27. Benedict, Ruth
28. Carson, Rachel
29. Earhart, Amelia
30. McClintock, Barbara
31. Mead, Margaret
32. Mitchell, Maria
33. Richards, Ellen Swallow
34. Yalow, Rosalyn Sussman
35. Sarah Hackett Stevenson
36. Fanny Bullock Workman

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Students go to BEEP:
http://www.broward.k12.fl.us/casdl/textbooks/index.asp


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SCIENCE FAIR PROJECT


Science Fair ideas can be found online
http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/project_ideas.shtml

How to complete science fair project go to sciencebuddies.com




   
My links
BEEP- BOOK ONLINE
Pinnacle Viewer - Your Current Grades
Virtual Counselor - Your Academic History
Mr V. Rodriguez -School Notes- Website
WEATHER INSTRUMENTS- Wed. Homework 4/7/2010
APA format - Thanks Purdue University
Example for Note Cards & Bibliography Cards & Outline
APOPT-AN-ELEMENT
ROCKET-
Periodic Table
BOOK- bio ( ecology ) on beep
APA In-text Citation (No PLAGIARISM)
Activities
Quizzes
Surveys