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7th Grade Science

 
Instructor Name: Chris Page
Conference: 1st Period 8:00 - 8:46
Phone: 936-829-5225
Email: cpage@dibollisd.org
Room Number: Room 18

Tutorial Times: 
Wednesday: By Appointment (morning only)
Thursday: 7:30 -7:55am

Subject Taught
7th Grade Science
Junior High Girls Coach 

Education
Graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University - Class of 2009

Experience
This is my 9th year teaching and coaching at Diboll Junior High. 

Family
I am married to my best friend Leigh and we have three kids.  Two boys and a beautiful little girl.  Tristan, Cole and Ava and yellow lab Sugar.

• 1st Period 8:00-8:46 – Athletics
• 2nd Period 8:50-9:36 – Conference
• 3rd Period 9:40-10:26 – 7th Grade Science
• 4th Period 10:30- 11:16 – 7th Grade Science
• Lunch Duty 11:16 – 12:36 
• 6th Period 12:40– 1:05 – Lunch
• 7th Period 1:09- 1:54 -- 7th Grade Science
• 8th Period 1:58- 2:44 – 7th Grade Science
• 9th Period 2:48- 3:35 – 7th Grade Science

Subject Introduction (SCIENCE)
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.