7th Grade Science

Class Resources:
Halibut 35.HEIC

About Your Science Teacher:

     My name is Joe Frey, and this is my 15th year of teaching at Estes Park Middle School, and 27th year overall.  I am an avid outdoorsman, enjoying fishing, shooting, gardening, and virtually anything that involves being outside.  I fish over 100 days a year, so that is kind of "my thing".

     I am certified to teach seven different content areas, but I find teaching science and STEAM to be the most enjoyable of all the areas I have taught just because there is so much that seems directly relevant and interesting to our students--as well as to myself.

     Please feel free to stop by our classroom sometime.  We try to learn everyday and attempt to have a good time while doing it!


Class Content & Curriculum:

     Our units of study for this course is as follows:

1.  Introduction to Science

2.  Math Boot Camp

3.  Overview of Living Things

4.  Plants, Animals, & Ecology

5.  The Human Body

6.  Inside Earth

7.  Putting it All Together


     In addition to those science-specific areas listed above, we also focus a great deal on developing our students in the areas of organization, communication, personal responsibility, problem-solving, and the use of appropriate technologies for the tasks at hand.

Class Rules: 

   This part is easy--we start out with 4 rules, and if everybody does those four simple things, there isn't any need for any more.

1.  Be on time.

2.  Use your time appropriately.

3.  Respect everybody else's time.

4.  When asked to do something, please do it after being asked the first time nicely.

* If we all just follow these 4 simple rules, we have found that we don't need any other rules!

Late Work:

     This is another easy one--turn things in on time.  If you follow the rules listed above, you shouldn't have much homework in this class.  And since what we do one day often builds into what we are doing the next day, turning things in on time is essential.

     So if you use your time in class and are organized, things should be in on time.  If you have an individual situation, please talk to your teacher about it.

Upcoming "Stuff"

Week of May 23-26

Friday May 20

  • Snow Day

Monday May 23:

  • Wrap up loose ends--missing work.

  • Last day for iPads, so any missing work needs in NOW!

Tuesday May 24:

  • Check grades

  • Kahoot!

Wednesday May 25:

  • Still waiting to see what is going on with Choir/Band trip to Elitch's.

  • TBD

Thursday May 26:

  • Ride-a-Kart

  • School gets out at 1:00pm

Unit 7:
Our Lesson Plan(s)
Energy Pros & Cons
Tarea  Pros y Contras de la diferentes clases de energía
My Town
Mi Pueblo
Newton's Laws
Newton's Laws Espanol
Speed & Mass Lab
Espanol Speed & Mass Lab
Rube Goldberg
Espanol Rube Goldberg
Lab Report Scoring Guide
Guía de Calificación de Informes de Laboratorio 
EPMS Writing Rubric
Rúbrica de Escritura de Formato
Sample Lab Report
Ice Age Death Trap