I’m Mr. Rawlins, and I’ll be your 7th grade science teacher for the 2014-2015 school year.
Our classroom will be an exciting place, but likely different from anything you’ve ever experienced in your scholastic careers. I highly suggest parents and students taking a moment to review the Syllabus, Teaching Philosophy, Learning Schedule, and Science Quest tabs at the top of the page. You’ll notice immediately that my grades are assigned in a very different way than traditionally seen in classrooms. We will review this information on the first day of school, and parents are welcome to visit after school during the first two weeks to gain a better understanding of our way of work (I’ll be available until 5:00 PM; e-mail me if you’d like to visit at another time.)
If you’re a student itching to get started in class, I would suggest reviewing cell theory and organelles (particularly chloroplasts, mitochondria, and nucleus). We’ll begin our content this year discussing food webs.