Last modified May 24

Earth Science

  • 7th Grade
Hello! My name is Alicia Bartels, the Middle School Science teacher. I am originally from the Green Bay area, and enjoy being part of such a wonderful community. I, along with many from Wisconsin, enjoy football season, and I enjoy spending time with my family outside in my free time. I graduated from St. Norbert College in 2014, and received my Bachelor's Degree in Middle Childhood/Early Adolescent Education and received credit for my minor in Broad Field Sciences. This includes Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Geology. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experiences with your children!
Alicia Bartels

Hello scientists and proud parents!

I will continue to use You can find extra resources, notes, study guides and announcements on this site. I look forward to a successful year! To make sure it works smoothly, make sure your student is logged into their Google Account through the school.

Classroom Activities:

We finished our unit on Earth’s weather and climate with a sea-level rising assessment and a written test. We are now ending the year with an Earth’s Biography website. The students will take part in class and individual research to complete a website laying out Earth’s Biography, including its home in our universe.

IB Assessments:

During IB units, students will be graded on the 0-8 level scale. PowerSchool will reflect the percent earned, not overall points, matching with the overall average level descriptor the students fit for that criterion given the evidence they provided in their assessments. Criterion for Sciences, as well as the strands for each criterion students are assessed on, can be found in the link below.

Sciences Assessment Criteria Performance Descriptors


  • Online activities and review questions on Google¬†Classroom
  • Review Notes daily
  • Update outlines
  • Earth’s Biography Website due May 31st

Reminder: I can only guarantee timely email responses between 7:30am-5pm. Students, after confirming with parents, please give 12+ hours in advance on coming in for extra time to ensure I can meet you.

My Goal: 

My goal is to build life-long learners and help build students’ healthy study habits. One way I do this is to, when the students don’t have a specific assignment, to have their assignment be to review their notes. With that being said, make sure your student is reviewing their notes when “Review Notes” is in their assignment notebook. This helps the students get the mindset and practice of studying throughout the unit, instead of just before a test.


  • 1 Science Binder (1.5″-2″)
  • Pencil
  • Pens (various colors)
  • Markers or Colored Pencils
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper to stick in your binder
  • Pencil Case
  • General Calculator (math calculators are fine)

If your child has a file folder or a pocket folder, that is fine.

Wish List:

  • School House Gift Cards
  • Barnes and Noble Gift Cards
  • Walmart Giftcards
  • Ziploc Bags (gallon, sandwich)