This Week in Biology (Nov 22-24)

 In Biology, Scholars Prep Science - 7th Grade

Dear Parents and students,

It is time to start working on the Science Fair and Stem Fest.  Students must choose their topic or Stem challenge and begin their research this week.  You can find all the information for the Science Fair and the Stem Fest here:

Here is our class schedule for this week:

Begin Science Fair Background Research and Stem Festival Research

Notes and Practice: 5.1 History of Life
200 words Essay over topic 1 or topic 2
Topic 1:
Does speculation about the origin of life fit into natural science? Do we have enough evidence to suggest what happened in the beginning stages of life? What assumptions must be made in order to do this?
Topic 2:
If we were to speculate about the origin of the universe, is it reasonable to assume that the physical laws operated the same in the beginning as we believe they operate today? Why or why not?

Wednesday Half Day (if you have class)
TURKEY Day Drawing
Search to find the ancestry of the modern turkey. Create an illustration of an ancient ancestor of the Turkey and give a few details about it.

San Tan’s annual Gifted Testing event is approaching quickly! 

If you are interested in having your child tested for giftedness, please complete the digital Parent Request Form, along with the $50 Co-Pay, linked below.  Gifted testing is will be offered in mid. February.   Once a child is identified as gifted, they do not need to retest.  Gifted testing will begin in mid- February.

  • If your child is currently in a gifted class and identified as ‘provisional’ they will automatically be retested, you do not need to send in the recommendation form. : -)
  • Gifted Testing Requests are due no later than January 12th of 2022.
  • Digital Parent Request & Payment:  Click Here


I would love to hear any feedback or questions you or your student may have.  Feel free to contact me via email at any time.

Thank you again for sharing your wonderful student with us this year,

Chris Newton
San Tan Charter High School