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Welcome to Science!

Alvarado Intermediate School- California Healthy Youth Act instruction May 26-June 1 in science classes.  

7th Grade Integrated Science Syllabus

Greetings and Welcome to a new year of science!

My goal for all of my students is to become a scientist. They will not only learn the scientific concepts but learn how to think through a problem like a scientist. Critical thinking skills and problem analysis are a must have in my classroom.


The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) have been adopted and are beginning to be implemented in schools throughout the State of California. With this new adoption, we are entering an exciting time for the students, parents, and teachers at Alvarado Intermediate School; for science instruction is taking on a hands-on experiential approach.  The NGSS shifts science instruction away from an emphasis on knowledge acquisition and towards teaching students to use scientific knowledge and engineering practices to conduct investigations and solve problems.  

Course Description: Integrated science for the seventh grade will focus on the critical-thinking skills that will help to develop the innovators of tomorrow.  Students will engage with curriculum from the fields of earth, life, and physical science. With the help of NGSS your science class will promote a new way of teaching and learning that will allow you to actively do and experience science in a deep, meaningful way, not just to learn about it from a textbook or lecture.  To accomplish this task, we will integrate three dimensions of learning:

  • Science disciplinary core ideas (the content)
  • Major practices (how science is conducted in the real world)
  • Crosscutting concepts (science ideas, like cause and effect)

Classroom Expectations:

  1. Student driven and teacher guided
  2. Be involved with YOUR learning. Be present!
  3. Work collaboratively with your classmates during all discussions and activities.
  4. Be prepared with the appropriate supplies.
  5. Be safe and follow directions at all times.
Click on your class below to see the homework.


Period 1 School from Home Assignments--> Stevenson-Science Choice Board

Hello again!

I am going to be attaching your Science Distance Learning Choice Board. This will contain the 'lesson plan' / order for our work throughout these coming weeks. Please read the first page with the directions!!!!

You are only expected to complete one color week at a time, NOT the entire document. 

It is a 'living' document, which means I am constantly updating it. Please don't work too far ahead.... We all know who I am talking to..... :)

Pg 43- Investigation

Stop the video and collect data for each new setting (hallway, choir room...) You will use this data to help your home activity on pg 44.


Please join the google classroom--> ivo257d
Send to any of your classmates if you have their information

Just Keep Swimming...

Hello all!
I hope you have found this.  As the title says, let's just keep swimming, feeling good, and keeping ourselves a bit busy.
I will be posting 'work' here for you in the coming days.  Also keep tabs on Google Classroom.
Stay safe, stay healthy