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Welcome back to school!

After more than a decade in the district, I'm excited to begin my third year at MMS  I've taught language arts as well as science. A 'naturalized" Texan since 1981 from the Southeast US, I graduated from Northbook and University of Houston.

This year I am teaching sections of 7th grade Academic and PreAP science.   

I love science, Middle School, running, cooking, reading and  all things outdoorsy.

Anna Helm - Classroom


PreAP Website click here!
Mrs. Krekeler's PreAP Website Click Here! 

PAP Spring Study Guide (if you want extra practice)


KEY Study Guide Part III



KEY Study Guide Part II


KEY Study Guide Part I 

Academic Study Guide Part I 

PAP water and ecoregions study guide

Texas Ecoregions Chart KEY 

Jeopardy TX Ecoregions and Water 

Water and Ecoregions Study Guide 

Surface water and Groundwater Read and reinforce

Texas Ecoregion Flipchart 

TX parks and Wildlife Texas Ecoregions 

EPA What's Wrong with the Picture(doesn't like iOS devices)

Harris County Watersheds (use drop down menu on projects & studies for bayou info)

Texas Ecoregion Notes and Aquifers Map (Google Doc-log in with SBISD credentials) 

Academic  Water Notes

PAP Water Notes

PAP Water and TX Ecoregion Vocabulary 

Academic Water and TX Ecoregion Vocabulary 

WED Jeopardy 

WED and Catastrophic Events Study Guide 

KEY Cat Events Venn

KEY Catastrophic Events Chart

Notes-Natural Hazards and Catastrophic Events 

Looking for Evidence River Photos

PAP John Muir reading 

PAP Make a Connection

PAP What Doesn't Connect 

World's Wonders response chart

World's Wonders Worn Down 

Changing Earth Notes

PreAP Changing Earth Vocabulary 

ACA Changing Earth Vocabulary

Biosphere Jeopardy 

ACA KEY Biosphere Study Guide 

ACA Biosphere Study Guide

Measuring Biodiversity PP Response sheet

Measuring Biodiversity PP

Video : Year of Biodiversity 

Changes in Ecosystems Notes 

Biomes Chart KEY 

PreAP Aquatic Biomes Notes 

ACA Ocean Zone Notes

Biomes Information

  1. desert reading
  2. desert map
  3. desert plants and animals 
  1. rainforest reading
  2. rainforest map
  3. rainforest plants and animals 
  1. deciduous forest reading
  2. deciduous forest map
  3. deciduous forest plants and animals



  1. Coniferous Forest reading 
  2. Coniferous Forest map
  3. Coniferous forest plants and animals 

  1. Grassland reading 
  2. Grassland map
  3. Grassland Plants and animals 
  1. Tundra reading 
  2. Tundra map
  3. Tundra Plants and animals 
  1. Freshwater Ecosystem reading 
  2. Freshwater Ecosystem plants and animals 
  1. Marine reading
  2. Marine Map
  3. Marine Plants and Animals 

Notes Intro to the Biosphere

preAP Biosphere Vocabulary

ACA Biosphere vocabulary

Jeopardy - Matter and Energy 

Key - Matter and Energy Study Guide

Matter and Energy Study Guide

Cycles of matter Notes (flipchart)

Energy Pyramid, Food Chain, and Food Web notes (flipchart)

Matter and Energy Vocabulary 

Survival and Adaptations Jeopardy 

Adaptations Quest Review Sheet

ACA Project Rubric

PAP Project Rubric

Adaptations Project schedule

Turgor Pressure Read to learn 

Turgor Pressure Video link

Turgor Pressure lab

Plant Adaptations notes sheet 

Plant Adaptations Flipchart/Key

PAP Plant Reading

PAP Plant Adaptations Guided reading Activity 

Plant Overview Webquest 

The Great Plant Escape Webquest link 

Link to plant structures on webquest 

Animal Adaptions notes

Blending Butterflies slides-camouflage notes 

Camouflage Observations 

Mimic Octopus video

Amazing dolphin hunting video

Adaptations Articles 

  1. Blue Alert 
  2. Creep Show article (Frilled Lizard, Hatchet fish, Stargazer Fish, Bats)
  3. Slippery Trap
  4. Snot-tites
  5. Stinky Flower 

 Adaptations Articles graphic organizer

Adaptations Vocabulary (FC due Monday)

KEY Academic Study Guide 

Natural SeleJeopardy - Nat Sel'n, Mod Gen, and Dichotomous Keys 2014.pdfction Jeopardy 

Academic Natural Selection Study Guide 

PAP Natural selection Study Guide 

Academic DK Norns  Practice 

PreAP Pamishan Aliens Assignment

PreAP DK Pamishan Aliens key 

Notes Dichotomous Keys

Notes Classifciation

Notes-Natural Selection

Vocabulary - Natural Selection and Classification

Jeopardy -Heredity 

KEY Heredity Study Guide 

Heredity Study Guide 2017

Smiley Face Genetics 

ClonedKitten Vs Hope (Cloning Article)

Copy Cat Activity 

Iggy Offspring 

Reproduction Model 

Reproduction Notes 

Academic Punnet Square HW

PreAP Punnett Square HW 

Punnett Square Notes 

PreAP DNADiagram

ACA - DNA Structure Page 

DNA Notes Flipchart 

Key DNA Notes 


Key Genetics Notes 

Vocabulary - Genetics and DNA 



Safety Prezi

Safety Contract 




Textbook assignments:

Read every page, do not just skip through and answer the questions: Anything from the reading could be covered on tests or quizzes.

You must complete every question within the assigned page numbers (including questions that ask you to underline)

You may skip the “Think Outside the Box” questions (green boxes) and any question that asks you to do outside research

Grading will be different every time, but the assignment should always be completed as an “accuracy grade”.

Please note that major assignments, quizzes and tests will be scheduled on MMS 7th grade Academic Science and 7th grade PreAP Science pages.



Class Info


Science Exam Days:

  • Tuesday OR Thursday
  • Exams are ALWAYS announced at least 3-4 days in advance.
  • Study guides are given for every exam.
  • Tutorials:  Monday and Wednesday mornings at 8 am.   Before exams  and upon request during Activity 
  • Retest Policy:

    If a student fails a test (<70), they will be given an opportunity to take a retest or do corrections for some points back. The highest grade a student can earn on a retest is a 70. This must be done in timely manner (within 1-2 weeks of the test date). Retakes for quizzes and semester exams are not allowed.

Class Schedule

1st Period: Academic Science

2nd Period:Pre-AP Science

3rd Period: Pre-AP Science

4th Period:Academic Science

5th Period: Academic Science

6th Period: Activity

7th Period: Conference

8th Period:Academic Science