Instructor Name: J. Michelle Weaver
Conference: 8th Period 1:58 - 2:44
Room Number: Room 30
Monday: By Appointment (morning only)
Wednesday: By Appointment (morning only)
Thursday: 7:30 -7:55am
7th Grade Science
8th Grade Science
Junior High Girls Coach
Diboll High School - Class of 2002
Graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University - Class of 2011
This is my 3rd year teaching science at Diboll Junior High and my second year to be apart of the coaching staff.
I am a wife and a mom to two beautiful kids, one boy and one girl.
• 1st Period 8:00-8:46 – 7th Grade Science
• 2nd Period 8:50-9:36 – 7th Grade Science
• 3rd Period 9:40-10:26 – 8th Grade Science
• 4th Period 10:30- 11:16 – 7th Grade Science
• Lunch 11:16– 11:46
• 5th Period 11:50– 12:36 – 7th Grade Science
• 6th Period 12:40– 1:05 – Renaissance
• 7th Period 1:09- 1:54 7th Grade Girl's Athletics
• 8th Period 1:58- 2:44 – Conference
• 9th Period 2:48- 3:35 – 8th Grade Girl's Athletics
(1) Science, as defined by the National Academy of Sciences, is the "use of evidence to construct testable explanations and predictions of natural phenomena, as well as the knowledge generated through this process." This vast body of changing and increasing knowledge is described by physical, mathematical, and conceptual models. Students should know that some questions are outside the realm of science because they deal with phenomena that are not scientifically testable.
(2) Scientific hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power that have been tested over a wide variety of conditions become theories. Scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple, independent researchers. Students should know that scientific theories, unlike hypotheses, are well-established and highly reliable, but they may still be subject to change as new information and technologies are developed. Students should be able to distinguish between scientific decision-making methods and ethical/social decisions that involve the application of scientific information.
(3) Grade 7 science is interdisciplinary in nature; however, much of the content focus is on organisms and the environment. National standards in science are organized as a multi-grade blocks such as Grades 5-8 rather than individual grade levels. In order to follow the grade level format used in Texas, the various national standards are found among Grades 6, 7, and 8. Recurring themes are pervasive in sciences, mathematics, and technology. These ideas transcend disciplinary boundaries and include change and constancy, patterns, cycles, systems, models, and scale.