grade 7


Eleanor F. Jacobs, Religion
Kathy Smith, English Literature, Social Studies
K.C. Kramp, Math, Science, LEGO League

Thursday, May 16

Science vocabulary Quiz Tuesday May 7

  • Cardiac muscle: striated, involuntary muscle found only in the heart.
  • Cartilage: in humans, thick smooth flexible, and slippery tissue layer that cover the ends of bones, makes movement easier by reducing friction, absorbs shocks.
  • Dermis: skin layer below the epidermis that contains blood vessels nerves oil and sweat glands, and other structures.
  • Epidermis: outer thinnest skin layer that constantly produces new cells to replace the dead cells rubbed off its surface.
  • involuntary muscle: muscle, such as heart muscle that cannot be consciously controlled.
  • Joint: any place where two or more bones come together, can be movable or immovable.
  • Ligament; tough band of tissue that holds bones together at joints.
  • Melanin; pigment produced by the epidermis that protects skin from sum damage and gives skin and eyes their color.
  • Muscle; organ that can relax, contract and provide force to move bones and body parts.
  • Periosteum; tough, tight fitting membrane that covers a bone's surface and contains blood vessels that transport nutrients into the bone.
  • skeletal muscle; voluntary, striated muscle that moves bones, works in pairs, and is attached to bones by tendons.
  • skeletal system; all the bones in the body; forms an internal living framework that provides shape and support, protects internal organs, moves bones, forms blood cells, and stores calcium and phosphorus compounds for later use.
  • smooth muscle; involuntary, non striated muscle that controls movement of internal organs.
  • Tendon; thick band of tissue that attaches bones to muscles.
  • voluntary muscle; muscle, such as a leg or arm muscle, that can be consciously controlled.

Social Studies: Crossword puzzle


Today in History:

May  13, 1846: President Polk convinced Congress to declare war on Mexico, in a dispute over Texas. 

May 14, 1804: One year after the Louisiana Purchase doubled the size of the US, Lewis and Clark left St. Louis,Mo., to explore new territory. 

May 15, 1942: A bill establishing a women's corps in the US Army became law, creating the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps. 

May 16, 1965: An accidental explosion at Bien Hua Air Base killed 27 US servicemen and destroyed 40 planes. 

 Religion: prepare your studies for exams