Mrs. Barnes' Welcome Page

Hello! My name is Mrs. Barnes and I am thrilled to be your science and reading teacher this year! I have been teaching since 2017 and at Horizon Middle School since 2018.  In my free time, I am on the coaching staff for Kearney High volleyball and Horizon Middle School soccer. Some of the things I enjoy most are spending time with my family, playing sports, coaching, reading, and hanging out with my friends. Come ready to have fun while learning about science and its often unexpected outcomes!
What are we going to learn about this year?
The seventh grade standards and indicators help students gather, analyze, and communicate evidence. They formulate answers to questions tailored to student interest and current topics that may include, but are not limited to: How does thermal energy affect particles? Why do different pure substances have different physical and chemical properties and how do those properties determine how substances are used? What happens when new materials are formed? How do organisms obtain and use energy? How does matter and energy move through an ecosystem? How do organisms interact with other organisms in the physical environment to obtain matter and 10 energy? How do people figure out that Earth and life on Earth have changed over time? How do the materials in and on Earth’s crust change over time? How do human activities affect Earth’s systems?
Access the science pacing guide here