Welcome to 7th Grade
I am excited to begin the 2016-2017 school year at Walton-Verona. I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting new ones. This is my 7th year teaching at Walton-Verona Middle School.
Teaching your child is a tremendous responsibility and I will do my best to ensure each student has a safe and motivating learning experience this upcoming year.
Please watch this webpage for class updates!
This year we will be answering the following essential questions:
Why are cooking instructions at higher altitudes different from those at lower altitudes?
If matter can neither be created nor be destroyed, how are new substances produced during a chemical reaction?
Does photosynthesis store energy, or release it?
What is the difference between the energy contained in a car sitting at the top of a hill, and one that is rolling down the hill?
How does a thermometer work?
Some cell phone chargers are flat pads you simply sit your phone on to charge it. How do these flat pads work?
How does a convection oven cook food differently than a conventional oven does?
How does a seat belt in a vehicle, airplane, etc., work?
Why does a compass always point north, regardless of the user’s location on Earth?
In what type of situation would there be no gravity?
What happens to ships in the Bermuda Triangle?
What is the difference between AM and FM radio stations?
Why do I hear things differently when I am talking under water?
Is wireless Internet analog, or digital?
Why do some colors glow in a black light and others do not?
Why is light able to travel at faster speeds than heat and sound waves travel?
Is a sheet of paper made of cells?
What part of a cell is like the engine of a car?
How do the cells of the heart differ from the cells of the lungs?
How do plants receive the energy they need to grow and live without eating food?
What do people mean when they say, “You are what you eat”?
Why do birds, such as peacocks, have such elaborate, bright feathers?
How does smog affect the growth of vegetation in an industrial area?