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Science (Section 7B)

Instructor
Mr. Neil Cypher-Tierney
Department
Classes
Terms
2019-2020 School Year

Course Description

**** Important Message, Please Read ****
 
Students and Parents,
 
I hope everyone is doing well during this unfortunate time. Social distancing is a necessary step to stop the spread of Corona virus or Covid-19. We must make sure that we are doing stimulating activities to keep a sharp and healthy mind. To help students maintain a sharp and healthy mind, we will begin online learning at PCLC. Please check every day for announcements regarding schoolwork. Everyday students should be checking the sections called, "assignments" and "recent posts." 
 
All assignments at this moment will either be on Study Island or Pearson Realize.
 
The following is a link to Pearson Realize: https://www.pearsonrealize.com/index.html#/
Student username is their school email. Student password is "Phoenix1"
 
The following is a link to Study Island: Studyisland.com
 
Please contact me if you have any questions!
     Email: ncypher@phoenixclc.org
 

 

 

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Posts

Last Weekly Schedule of this Year! 7th Grade

Hi everyone,
 
Rise like the Phoenix! Hey Hey Hey!
Rise, rise to reach your every dream!
When I'm, faced with a challenge..
"What'chu gunna do?"
"I WON'T GIVE UP!"
"Till when?"
"Until the end!"
 
It has been a pleasure being your teacher this year. This is the last week of school!
 
There are three things to do when you join a Zoom call.
 
1. Make sure that you use your REAL NAME! I cannot let in anyone with a fake name or nickname that I do not recognize. 
2. Mute yourself when you are not talking or asking a question. This helps reduce extra noise and distractions.
3. School appropriate behaviors are expected during Zoom conferences.
 
The following is the weekly schedule for 7th Grade...
 
Monday: Zoom conference today at 10am! There is no more reading! We completed the unit in Ecology! Start an assignment on Study Island called "Analyzing Data." If you complete any late work, you must email me or I will not enter it in the grade book! my email is ncypher@phoenixclc.org
 
Tuesday: Continue a lesson on Study Island called "Analyzing Data." 
 
Wednesday: The assignment on Study Island called "Analyzing Data" is due today. 
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: "Analyzing Data" part 2 is due Friday. Make sure to start this early. 
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: Finish "Analyzing Data" part 2.
 
Have a great summer break!!
 

7th Grade Weekly Schedule 5/24

Hi everyone,
 
***The Zoom conference will be moved to TUESDAY 10am May 26th because of Memorial Day. There are three things to do when you join a Zoom call.
 
1. Make sure that you use your REAL NAME! I cannot let in anyone with a fake name or nickname that I do not recognize. 
2. Mute yourself when you are not talking or asking a question. This helps reduce extra noise and distractions.
3. School appropriate behaviors are expected during Zoom conferences.
 
The following is the weekly schedule for 7th Grade...
 
Monday: You may start the online reading. If you complete any late work, you must email me or I will not enter it in the grade book! my email is ncypher@phoenixclc.org
 
Tuesday: Zoom conference today at 10am! Start the online reading. The "Underwater Alvin" is due today. 
 
Wednesday: Two assignments are due on Pearson Realize. Finish the online reading today.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: Two assignments are due on Pearson Realize. One of the assignments is a virtual lab.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: There is a quiz on aquatic ecosystems today on Pearson Realize. Do your best! There is also a key concept summary that will help students review for the quiz.
 
Have a great week!
 

7th Grade Weekly Schedule 5/17

Hi everyone,
 
The Zoom meeting this week will be at the same time. There are three things to do when you join a Zoom call.
 
1. Make sure that you use your REAL NAME! I cannot let in anyone with a fake name or nickname that I do not recognize. 
2. Mute yourself when you are not talking or asking a question. This helps reduce extra noise and distractions.
3. School appropriate behaviors are expected during Zoom conferences.
 
The following is the weekly schedule for 7th Grade...
 
Monday: There is a Zoom conference today at 10am-11:30am.Start the online reading on the Pearson Realize e-text. There is also an assignment due on Pearson Realize. If you complete any late work, you must email me or I will not enter it in the grade book! my email is ncypher@phoenixclc.org
 
Tuesday: Finish reading the Pearson Realize e-text. 
 
Wednesday: Two assignments are due on Pearson Realize. 
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: Two assignments are due on Pearson Realize
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: There is a quiz on biomes on Pearson Realize today.
 
Have a great week!
 

7th Grade Zoom Cancelled

Hi 7th graders,
 
I cannot make it to the Zoom meeting today. Please open up Pearson Realize and begin the reading. I may reschedule a meeting for later in the week so please keep checking the website for updates. 
 
Best wishes,
 
Mr. Cypher-Tierney

7th Grade Weekly Schedule

Hi everyone,
 
Thanks to all the 7th graders who met me on the Zoom call! I enjoyed catching up with you all and seeing your faces and your pets. The Zoom meeting this week will be at the same time. There are three things to do when you join a Zoom call.
 
1. Make sure that you use your REAL NAME! I cannot let in anyone with a fake name or nickname that I do not recognize. 
2. Mute yourself when you are not talking or asking a question. This helps reduce extra noise and distractions.
3. School appropriate behaviors are expected during Zoom conferences.
 
The following is the weekly schedule for 7th grade...
 
Monday: Meet with Mr. Cypher-Tierney on Zoom at 10am-11:30amThere is also one assignment due today on Pearson Realize. Email me if you have any trouble with your login information for Pearson Realize.
 
Tuesday: The Pearson Realize e-text is due today. There are also two other assignments due on Pearson Realize. 
 
Wednesday: There are three assignments due on Pearson Realize today. One of the assignments is an interactivity.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: There are two assignments due today on Pearson Realize.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: There is a virtual lab due today. Take your time and read carefully. Also the quiz is today. Best of luck!
 
Have a great week!
 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!
 
PCLC teachers will begin online virtual learning class. All students should download and learn how to use Zoom! Zoom video conferences will allow students to interact with the teacher. The main purpose of having class on Zoom is for students to continue learning in the convenience of their own home. I hope to see everyone this week! 
 
You can download Zoom at the following link : https://zoom.us/download

7th Grade Schedule 5/3/2020

Hi everyone,
 
The following is the weekly schedule for 7th grade...
 
Monday: Meet with Mr. Cypher-Tierney on Zoom at 10am-11:30am. Start "Food Webs/Ecosystems" on Study Island.
 
Tuesday: The Study Island assignment called "Food Webs/Ecosystems" is due today. 
 
Wednesday: Start the assignment called "Food Webs 2" on Study Island.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: Finish "Food Webs 2" on Study Island
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: There will be a test on food webs on Study Island. Do your best!
 
Have a great week!
 

Weekly Schedule 4/26/2020

Hi everyone,
 
The following is the weekly schedule...
 
Monday: Start the online reading on the Pearson Realize e-text. Make sure to take notes using the features I demonstrated. There is also an assignment due on Pearson Realize. Be sure to complete any work that you did not complete the week before. If you complete any late work, you must email me or I will not enter it in the grade book! my email is ncypher@phoenixclc.org
 
Tuesday: Finish reading the online reading on the Pearson Realize e-text. There is another assignment due today on Pearson Realize (8th grade has three assignments due today.)
 
Wednesday: Today 8th grade has two assignments due, 7th grade has three assignments due.
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Thursday: Today you have a a quiz. Do your best! 7th grade also has a virtual lab. 
 
***Make sure to check for additional posts!
 
Friday: 7th grade will have many practice problems due today on Study Island. I will post a video going through some of these problems. 8th grade will have a Study Island review from the last 3 weeks plus a few questions from this week. It would be wise to start these assignments before Friday!
 
Have a great week!
 

Some Words of Advice

The average American will live about 1,000 Months. Figure you sleep about 300 of those Months. Now you're down to 700. You work about 200 Months. Now you're down to 500 Months. About 200 Months in school. Now you're down to 300 Months. Now the sad part. How much time do we waste arguing, crying, doing stupid things, fighting, being mad, etc? Not much time left at this point. This is why it's so important to appreciate and to make productive every moment of time given to us in life. It's true as the song goes "we're all here for just a very short time". The mission the Universe gives us is to grow our souls and gain knowledge and wisdom while on this adventure we call Life, to use the power of creative energy, love and compassion to help others grow and prosper, to innovate and build a better world for each generation behind us, and to be thankful each day for all the magnificent wonderful moments we experience and are blessed with as well as all those tough times that challenge and test us, which in retrospect are the ones which enable us to grow the most and discover the true meaning of Life. Each day, if we all take a moment of our time to do a good deed for someone else that will be 7 Billion good deeds a day. Think how amazingly powerful that force of goodness is! So value your time and give as much as you can of it towards things that have good purpose for your life, and for others too. And finally, this is a period in the history of mankind, when we should all give time from our life to work together and harness the creative genius within each of our minds to brainstorm the solutions we need to get all these challenging problems the world is dealing with fixed. Unified creative thinking can accomplish and overcome anything. 

Help with the Cellular Respiration Quiz on Pearson!

In this video, I give the answers and explanations to the first 4 questions on the cellular respiration quiz on Pearson Realize.