7th Grade Science

Life Science

Organism Research


  • Two pages typed (double spaced) or hand written.

  • Due date; April 16

  • At least one visual aid (if possible)

Things to research

  • What is your organism classified as? Example; Western diamondback rattle snake (reptile).

  • What is its Genus and Species name?

  • Is it an autotroph or heterotrophy?

  • Is it single celled or multicelled?

  • Is it a vertebrate?

  • Does it have an open or closed circulatory system?

  • Where is it found?

  • Where is it found on the food chain?

  • Is it an endotherm or ectotherm?

  • Research at least three other interesting facts about your organism.

How it will be graded

  •  If all requirements are complete and turned in on time you will earn an A or 99%.

    Life Science 7th grade

    Design and build a hand prosthesis

    (Due May 4th)

    What a prosthesis is.

    A prosthesis is an artificial device that replaces a human body part.

    Your goal

    To design, build, and test a replacement for a human hand.

    Your prosthesis must

    • Grasp and lift a variety of objects.

    • Be activated by pulling a cord or string.

    • Spring back when the cord is released.

    How to turn in finished assignment

    You can email or text me a short video of your prosthesis.

    Email- vtorske@elidaschools.net

    Phone number-(575)910-9334.  Please let me know who you are in text!


    Thanks-Mr. Torske

    Life Science 7th grade

    Studying the Sun

    How does the position of the setting Sun change?


    1. Several minutes before sunset, estimate where the Sun will set on the western horizon.  On a sheet of paper, draw prominent features, such as buildings and trees, to the north and south of the Sun’s estimated setting position.

    2. As the Sun sets, draw its position relative to the fixed features on the horizon.  Caution: Never look directly at the Sun; eye damage may result.

    3. Note the date and time of your observation on your drawing. 

    4. Return to the same position several days later.  Using the same drawing, repeat the activity and note the position of the setting Sun.  Wait several more days and do the activity one more time.

    Think about it

    1. How did the Sun’s position at sunset change over the course of your observations?


    1. Based on your observations, predict where the Sun might set in several weeks time.  Sketch that location on your drawing relative to the fixed features on the horizon.


    Due date

    May 18th

    How to turn in finished assignment.

    You can email or text me a picture of your assignment or you can send assignment in packet.


    Phone number-(575)910-9334


    Thank you- Mr.Torske