In Ms. Bell’s and Ms. Rains’ science classes, all students will take a Science final exam that will cover all that they’ve learned in science this year. Students will receive in class, a “Review Sheet” that will list all topics covered this year (copied and pasted here). Students should look through their class notes, learning targets and past quizzes to prepare for this exam. Don’t wait until the last minute!
Final Exam Review Sheet 2012 – 2013

The following is a list of the topics that we have covered this year. To study for the final exam, use your learning target sheets, past quizzes, class notes, study guides, labs, assignments and the text books. The exam will be on Monday, June 10 (Per. 6 only) or Tuesday, June 11, 2013 (Per. 1,2,3)

1. Introduction to Science: The text book for this is ‘Science Explorations’. Use notes, quizzes, study guides and labs. Quizzes #1 and 2
a. What is science?
b. Lab Safety
c. Branches of Science
d. Scientific Method/Inquiry (observation, hypothesis, experiment, conclusion) and also the names that Oregon State Sci. Inquiry use (look on scoring guide)
e. Observation and Inference
f. Experiments (parts and procedures)

2. Introduction to Chemistry: The text book for this is “Introduction to Matter”. Use notes, quizzes, study guides and labs. Quizzes #3 and 4
a. Element symbols and their names
b. Periodic table of elements (how many elements, reading an element box, atomic
mass number, atomic number)
c. States of matter
d. Physical and Chemical properties of matter
e. Physical and Chemical changes of matter
f. Atomic structure (parts of atoms, how they are arranged, electrical charges)

3. Microscopes: The textbook for this is “Science Explorations”. Use notes, quiz, study guides and labs. Quiz #5
a. Parts of a microscope and what those parts do
b. How to properly use a compound and dissecting scope
c. Types of lenses
d. Magnifications: low, medium and high and how to calculate

4. Living Things and Classification: The text books for this are “Microorganisms, Fungi and Plants” and “Cells, Heredity and Classification” . Use notes, quiz, study guides and labs. Quiz #6
a. Characteristics of living things
b. Needs of living things
c. Spontaneous generation
d. Kingdoms of living things (there are 6 kingdoms)
e. Classification levels (k, p, c, o, f, g, s)
f. Scientific naming (common and scientific names, genus/species, proper writing of
g. What are protists?
h. How do they move?
i. Famous scientists: What did they all contribute? Redi, Aristotle, Linneaus,

5. Cells: The textbook for this is “Cells, Heredity and Classification”. Use learning targets, notes, quiz, study guides and labs. Quizzes # 7 and 8
a. Basic cell structure
b. Animal cells
c. Plant cells
d. Prokaryotic cells
e. Cell Theory
f. Organization of living things
g. Cell division (mitosis)
h. Cancer (causes and types)
i. Famous Scientists: Hooke, Van Leeuenhoek, Schleiden, Schwann, Virchow

6. Genetics: The textbook for this is: “Cells, Heredity and Classification”. Use learning targets, notes, quizzes, study guides and labs. Quizzes #9 and 10
a. Scientist who studied and contributed to genetics: Mendel
b. What is heredity and what are genes?
c. Phenotype and genotype
d. Hybrid and pure
e. Punnett squares
f. Chromosomes
g. Karyotypes
h. Chromosome disorders (Down Syndrome, Cri du Chat, Turner’s, Klinefelter’s)
i. DNA
j. Chromosomal Errors: trisomy, monosomy, deletion
k. Meiosis

7. Plants: The textbook for this is, “Microorganisms, Fungi and Plants”. Use learning targets, notes, study guides and labs. No Quiz has been given for this unit. This will be covered on the Final Exam.
a. Characteristics of plants
a. Vascular and nonvascular plants (examples of each)
b. Angiosperms and gymnosperms (examples of each)
c. Plant origins
d. Monocots and Dicots
e. Parts of seeds
f. Parts of flowers
g. Roots, stems and leaves (structure and function)
h. Annuals, biennials, perennials
i. Garden vocab. (look on back of seed info. Sheet that you filled out)
j. Tropisms (photo- and gravi-)
k. Photosynthesis
l. Pollination
m. Fertilization
n. Germination

As a suggestion, go through all of your materials and make sure you know the information on them. If there are quizzes that you did more poorly on than others, spend more time on those and make corrections on the things you missed, using your notes and the text to find the answers.
The topics that are specified in the Learning Target sheets for each quiz are what you need to concentrate on.
Use the space below as a place to take notes, draw diagrams, whatever you want to use it for in your studying technique. This will be a NO NOTES exam. Good luck!