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1 7th Grade Life Science Grade Remediation Packet Purpose of this packet If you have received this packet it is because you are currently or in jeopardy of failing this class. This is not a punishment, but an opportunity and I hope you take full advantage of it. This packet will not be easy and it shouldn t be. This is a tool to not only help you learn the material but also to remind you that actions, as well as inactions, have consequences. Right now, the only consequences may be that you are held back to repeat this grade while your friends move on to 8 th grade. This may seem bad enough, but as you grow older the consequences become more severe with fewer people around to offer you a second chance or the help you need to succeed. So, don t be angry with your teacher because this packet is a symbol of their caring and sincerest hope that you will choose to do well, choose to do your work and in the end, choose to have an extraordinary life. Choose the life you want then MAKE IT HAPPEN! INSTRUCTIONS Complete all sections in the packet that are highlighted below. The page numbers where each chapter may be found in this packet are immediately after the chapter. Chapter 7 & 8 (pg 2-3) Chapter 9 & 10 (pg 4-5) Chapter 11 (pg 6) Chapter 12 (pg 7) Chapter 13 (pg 8) Chapter 14 (pg 9) Chapter 15 (pg 10) Chapter 16 (pg 11) Chapter 17 (pg 12-13) Remediation will be based on correctness and effort, so you must do your best. You will need your textbook. I have read both the purpose of this packet and the instructions and understand what I must do. Name Period Date

2 Chapter 7 & 8 Bacteria, Virus, Protista & Fungi Describe the characteristics of bacteria. Page 253 Explain how bacteria reproduce. Page 256 Give examples of how bacteria are helpful and harmful. Page 261 and 264 Describe the characteristics of virus. Page Are viruses living or non-living? Why? Page 270 Explain how viruses infect their host. Page

3 Why do viruses mutate and how does it affect the body s ability to fight them? Explain how to prevent viral infections. Page Explain the importance of algae, lichens and fungi. Page 295, 301, 307 & 310 Name and describe the different types of protist and fungi. Page & 299 Based on what you have read and learned. How can we stay healthy and avoid disease? What steps should we take? 3

4 Chapter 9 & 10 Plant Characteristics and Classification Explain the plant life cycle. Page Explain life processes of plants including transporting materials, respiration and photosynthesis. Page Explain plant reproduction. Page Describe the characteristics of plants. Page 325 Describe how seed plants grow and reproduce. Page 386 Compare and contrast gymnosperms and angiosperms. Page Describe how plants respond to their environment. Page

5 Explain how a plant obtains and uses energy. Page 367 Based on what you have read and learned, why are plants so important to our lives? 5

6 Chapter 11 Animal Characteristics and Classification Describe the characteristics of all animals. Page 407 Explain how animals are classified. Page 408 Compare and contrast vertebrates and invertebrates. Page Identify and describe the main characteristics and life cycles of various phyla of invertebrates. List and define the three types of symmetry used to classify animals and provide an example of each. Page 409 6

7 Chapter 12 Structure and Movement Describe the functions of following body systems. Page 451, 461 & 469 Skeletal Muscular Integumentary Explain how all the parts of above systems work together. Describe how to keep each of the systems healthy. Describe how homeostasis is maintained through each system. Page 457, 465 & 474 7

8 Chapter 13 Digestion and Excretion Describe the functions of following body systems. Page 499 & 509 Digestive Excretory Explain how the two systems work together. Describe how homeostasis is maintained through both systems. Page 505 & 514 What are the six groups of nutrients and provide an example of each. Page

9 Chapter 14 Respiration and Circulation Describe the functions of following body systems. Page 531, 539 and 557 Respiratory Circulatory (Cardiovascular) Lymphatic System What are all the functions of blood? Page 448 Describe how homeostasis is maintained through each system. Page 535, 545 and 560 9

10 Chapter 15 Immunity and Disease What is the difference between infectious and noninfectious disease and provide examples of both. Page 581 & 582 Define pathogen. Page 577 What was Pasteur s contribution to disease prevention? Page 579 Describe the function of the immune system and list all organs associated with it. Page List and explain the first line of defenses the body has to keep you healthy. Page What are some healthful choices you can make to help keep you healthy? Page

11 Chapter 16 Control and Coordination Describe the function of the following systems. Page 617 and 636 Nervous Endocrine What are common ways the nervous system is damaged and how can you prevent injuries? Page 622 How is homeostasis maintained through each system? Page 623 and 640 List all the senses. Page How do the senses help maintain homeostasis? Page

12 Chapter 17 Reproduction and Development Describe the function of the reproductive body system. Page 657 What role does the reproductive system play in regards to homeostasis? Page 663 What system controls the reproductive system? Page 663 What is the short term and long term purpose of the reproductive system? Page 663 Why is fetal health heavily dependent on the mother and what are some factors that can negatively affect the fetus? Page

13 Describe the stages of human development. Page

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