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6th and 7th Grade Science

Seventh Grade Lesson Plans 2/21 – 2/24 February 18, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 9:09 pm

Essential Question:

Monday
Objectives: Assess prior knowledge of puberty and reproductive health, review puberty and reproductive anatomy.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what information was presented in 6th grade?
2. Introduce Pre-Test
3. Review of the 5th and 6th grade information presented on puberty
4. Watch Video, “Puberty, Bodies in Progress”
5. Complete female and male reproductive parts
6. Introduce packets of work and question box

Tuesday
Objective: Identify myths of HIV and AIDS
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: answer question from question box
2. Identify what is a myth and a truth
3. Index card activity with AIDS facts
4. Complete “That’s A Fact”

Wednesday
Objective: record facts about additional STIs and match unique characteristics with diseases
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: answer questions from the question box
2. Create list of STIs
3. Brief overview of all STIs
4. Discuss risk factors
5. Begin taking notes on each STI

Thursday
Objective: record facts about additional STIs and match unique characteristics with diseases
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: answer questions from the question box
2. Continue taking notes on each STI

 

Seventh Grade Lesson Plans 2/7 – 2/11 February 7, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 3:32 am

Essential Question:

Monday
Objective: Students research cell organelles through webquest project
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: which organelles are found in only plant cells? animal cells?
2. Cell Organelle WebQuest:
A. Students complete research of cell organelles using webquest
B. When research notes are complete, students begin trading cards for organelles (select 3)

Tuesday
Objective: Complete trading card project
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: compare a cell wall with a cell membrane. Use a Venn Diagram to outline 2 differences and 2 similarities.
2. Using Microsoft Word, students create trading cards on 3 top cell organelles (dividing 12 options among your teammates).
3. Homework: orgenelles

Wednesday
Objectives: Create powerpoint presentations that outline cell organelles
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: If the cell is the school, what part of the cell would the students represent? (There is not a correct answer, debate ideas at your table)
2. Students work as a table group to design a powerpoint that outlines learned information of the purpose of each cell organelle and applies it to the operations of a school.

Thursday
Objective: Present power point presentations for each team
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What is the most important cell organelle? Justify your ideas.
2. Groups present powerpoint presentations to the class
3. Homework: Sketch a plant or animal cell (to be showcased in the classroom bulletin board) using provided diagrams.

Friday
Objective: complete suicide prevention training
Agenda:
Griffen Place Gatekeeper Program – Day 3 of 3 for all MMS seventh grade students.

 

Seventh Grade Lesson Plans 1/31 – 2/4 January 31, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 12:51 am

Essential Question: How do we understand the world around us?

Monday
Objective: Introduce Unit 4, Medical Biotechnology
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What are cell organelles? List as many as you can remember
2. Review Cell Organelles by watching BrainPop Organelles
3. Introduce Cell Organelle Project, The Great Cell WebQuest:

http://mrscienceut.net/CellWebquest.htm

Cell Organelle Research Worksheet
Cell Organelle Trading Card Assignment
Tuesday – Thursday
Objective: Suicide Prevention Session
Agenda
1. Students will hear a three day suicide prevention presentation

Friday
Objective: Continue research for cell webquest
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Compare the cell membrain and the nucleus. How do they differ and how are they the same?
2. Review expectations for webquest. Students should finish their inital notes today in class. Trading Cards will begin today. Cell Organelle Trading Card Assignment

 

Seventh Grade Lesson Plans 1/24 – 1/28 January 21, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 2:26 pm

Essential Question: How does alternative energy impact my country?

Monday
Objective: Continue reading “The Tomorrow Code”, a part of the school wide read program.
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: what were the last 3 things that happened in the story?
2. Students read chapters 11 – 12

Tuesday
Objective: Continue reading “The Tomorrow Code”, a part of the school wide read program.
Agenda
1. What was the most surprising event in the last chapter?
2. Students read chapter 13-14

Wednesday
Objective: Continue reading “The Tomorrow Code”, a part of the school wide read program.
Agenda
1. Predict what will happen in the next chapter.
2. Students read chapters 15 – 16.

Thursday
Objective: Explore concepts of Electricity
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: What is electricity? What creates an electric circuit?
2. Brain Pop Electricity
3. Article Reading and Question on Electric Currents
4. Prepare for upcoming lab on Electricity

Friday
Objective: create a closed electric circuit
Agenda
1. How is a closed circuit different from an open circuit?
2. Using the gathered materials, create a closed circuit that turns on the light bulb.
3. Using your knowledge of circuits and electricity, sketch a model of a circuit that you design. Be creative!

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 1/17 – 1/21 January 13, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 2:29 pm

Essential Question: How does

Monday
Objective: Complete Unit 3 Project – Science Component
Agenda
1. Warm-up: Compare a solar cell to a wind turbine. Explain 3 differences and 2 similarities
2. Students type their explaination of the production and transfer of energy in their selected model (5-7 sentences)
3. Students finish their model sketches, prepare for scanning of documents.
4. Finished products are ready for Ms. Gurzell in saved folders

Tuesday
Objective: Discuss and apply energy transfer
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Copy definitions of radiation, convection, and conduction
2. Rap Lyrics on Energy Transfer Radiation Rap LyricsRadiation Rap Lyrics empty
3. Lancer Notes on Energy Transfer
4. Homework: Energy Transfer in the Atmosphere

Wednesday
Objective: Prepare for upcoming lab on Energy Transfer
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Compare radiation to convection
2. Science Progress Report – where are you at?
3. Prepare for lab experiment
4. Pre-Quiz on Lab: exit slip for tomorrow’s lab

Thursday
Objective: Apply learning of energy transfer to a laboratory experiment
Agenda:
1. Review science lab expectations
2. Walk to lab – begin experimentEnergy Transfer lesson and lab
3. Homework: “Can You Feel the Heat?”

Friday
Objective: Analyze and interpret data collected from Lab Experiment
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: give an example of radiation, convection, and conduction from the lab
2. Review lab results
3. Provide lab report template and review expectations
4. Students type lab reports.

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 1/10 – 1/14 January 10, 2011

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 12:49 am

Essential Question: How does the use of energy resources affect you and your country?

Monday
Objective: Investigate various sources of renewable and nonrenewable energy
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: List the 8 types of energy sources we are studying
2. Play Energy Enigma

Tuesday
Objective: Investigate Solar Energy
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: teams create bubble maps on what they already know about solar energy.
2. Learning Stations:
A – Extendas using Solar Energy Website: http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=solar_home-basics
B – Reading Activity with Questions to answer
C – Explore with PVC cells and heat lamps
3. Homework Assignment – Moon Solar PowerSolar Power from Moon – Solar Energy Homework

Wednesday
Objective: Design an investigation using PVC cells
Agenda:
1. Warm-up: What are the disadvantages of using solar power?
2. Lab Investigation: design a lab experiment to test our pvc cells. Write a lab report (using template) that outlines your question, hypothesis, procedure, and materials needed.

Thursday
Objective: Explore pvc cells in science lab
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: For each of the following energy sources, describe them in terms of potential or kinetic energy: Wind Power, Solar Power, Hydroelectric Power
2. Describe Unit 3 Project – Science Component
3. Flip Books – Alternative Energy Models
3. Homework – Solar Energy Article Solar Energy

Friday
Objective: Express learning from lab experience in scientific writing reports
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Describe how a wind turbine is able to harness the kinetic energy from the wind, converting mechanical energy to electricity. Draw a sketch and label if necessary
2. Finish Flip Book Notes
3. Students decide which model to complete for their unit 3 project, write a description of how their model converts energy into electricity (5-7 sentence paragraph).
4. Students complete model sketch to project

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 1/3 – 1/7 December 28, 2010

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 8:38 pm

Unit 3
Essential Question: How does the use of energy affect you and your nation?

Monday
Objectives: Introduce unit of study on Energy, compare Kinetic and Potential Energy
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What is Energy? Students create a bubble map at their tables to inform their peers of their current knowledge of energy.
2. Energy Bingo – students play an interactive game that introduces the concepts we will learn on energy.
3. Article Reading on Potential and Kinetic Energy, article questions on Forms of Energy pages 8-9Energy Flows
4. Copy definitions of vocabulary

Tuesday
Objective: Catagorize examples of Potential and Kinetic Energy, explore laws of conservation
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Draw a picture of a rollercoaster. Label your drawing with the points in which potential energy is highest and kinetic energy is highest.
2. Wind-Up toys: practice and apply potential and kinetic energy.
3. Table sorting – tables sort cards to catagorize kinetic and potential energy as well as forms of energy.
4. PPT on Energy TransfersEnergy Transfer
5. Notes on Laws of Energy
6. Homework: forms of energy Forms of Energy Homework

Wednesday
Objective: Explore forms of energy in laboratory experiments
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What are some differences between thermal energy and chemical energy? Where are these often observed?
2. Introduce Lab rotations, perform experiments. pages 30 – 34 energy lab stations guide
3. Wrap-Up and Discussion

Thursday
Objective: Identify and Catagorize different sources of energy
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what is the difference between renewable and nonrenewable resources?
2. View PPT and take notesEnergy Resources
3. Introduce Energy EnigmaEnergy Enigma
4. Homework: Solar Power from Moon Solar Power from Moon – Solar Energy Homework

Friday
Objective: Research resources, categorize factual information, and debate pros and cons of various resources.
Agenda:
1. List as many renewable resources as you can remember.
2. Complete Energy Enigma

 

 
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