Welcome to Science! I am the 7th grade science teacher, Mr. Ali, and it is a pleasure to have you all as part of the MS 890 community. Throughout this year we will be exploring various angles of the scientific world ranging from atoms to technological design. As a class we will explore the world while building a community in the classroom! On this page, you will find information about assignments, upcoming quizzes or exams, review materials, and interesting science articles. I am looking forward to an exciting year in science class! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at Mali17@schools.nyc.gov
Every month I will post an interesting science article on this website. If students read the article and write a reflection on it, they will receive extra credit towards the classwork grade. The reflection must be at least one paragraph and address the following questions: 1. Explain what you find interesting about this article and why. 2. How does this article relate to your life? 3. What did you learn after reading this article?
This is a great opportunity for students to hone in on their reading and writing skills, and ultimately prepare to read higher level scientific articles in high school and college!
ARTICLE #1: Crickets for Breakfast? https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/crickets-breakfast
ARTICLE #2 : Bacteria and bugs will save us from the zombie apocalypse https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/blog/technically-fiction/bacteria-and-bugs-will-save-us-zombie-apocalypse
ARTICLE #3 : How your brain is like a film editor https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/how-your-brain-is-like-film-editor
UNIT TEST 11/15/2018 Practice questions and review will be posted on the website by 11/10/2018
Homework set #3 Science Homework due 11/15/2018 Please make sure your homework is done on LOOSE LEAF if a worksheet is not assigned! HW #7 Mixture Questions -1) What are the two types of mixtures and what is the difference between them? - 2) What is the substance that dissolves in a solution called? -3) How can different density of items affect a mixture? HW #8 Separating mixtures questions -1) What is mechanical separation? Give one example 2) How can a magnet be used in separation? 3) Why is it important that we are able to separate mixtures? HW # 9 Oil spill Paragraph Write one paragraph discussing the negative effects of an oil spill on the environment/animals and what is one way we could clean up the oil spill.
Homework set #2 Science Homework due 10/25/2018 Please make sure your homework is done on LOOSE LEAF if a worksheet is not assigned! HW #4 Density Questions -1) A block of aluminum occupies a volume of 15.0 mL and weighs 40.5 g. What is its density? - 2) A rock occupies a volume of 20 cm3 and has a mass of 54 g. Find the density. -3) A sample of seawater weighs 158 g and has a volume of 156 mL. What is the density? HW #5 Separating mixtures virtual lab sheet - https://my.hrw.com/sh2/sh07_10/student/flash/virtual_investigations/hst/mix/hst_mix_vi.html HW # 6 Quiz corrections - Quiz will be returned Monday or Tuesday
My Molecular Journey (Due Monday 9/24 for 702,704)