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

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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

 

7th Grade Lesson Plans 12/6 – 12/10 December 6, 2010

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Essential Question:

Monday
Objective: Introduce Wave Energy
Agenda:
1. What are the different types of wave energy? How can energy be passed through waves?
2. As a team, fill out a circle map of wave energy.
3. Wave Energy – Video Clip introduction
4. Introduce text reading protocol
5. Students read text and follow protocol

Tuesday:
Obective: Synthesize information on Wave Energy
Agenda:
1. Warm Up: where do you encounter wave energy in your everyday life? Make a list.
2. Round Robin what we know about waves.
3. Lancer Notes on Wave Energy from PowerPoint
4. Prepare for upcoming lab

Wednesday
Objective: Apply knowledge of wave energy in a lab scenario
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: review expectations for lab experiments
2. Students complete wave energy lab

Thursday
Objective: Analyze data from wave energy lab
Agenda:
1. What type of waves are shown in the images on the screen?
2. Students complete a lab report on the wave energy lab.

Friday
Objective: Express learning of wave energy with a formative assessment
Agenda:
1. What are the differences between compression waves and transitional waves? Explain.
2. Students complete a poster project that will express their learning of wave energy.

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 11/29 – 12/03 November 29, 2010

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Essential Question: How does science and technology impact food accessability?

Monday:
Objective: introduce unit 2 projects
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: How are Publisher Brochures compiled?
2. Introduce project rubric
3. Show sample of project
4. Provide students time to begin project.

Tuesday:
Objective: Complete unit 2 projects
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: what needs to be completed for your project to become an A project?
2. review rubric expectations
3. students finish compiling projects
Homework: students complete a self reflection of their project.

Wednesday:
Objective: Students complete a self-reflection of their personal work and others’ projects.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Predict your current grade of your poster project. Justify your statement by referencing the rubric
2. Students participate in a “Chalk Talk, Gallery Walk” to share their projects and comment on others’ ideas.

Thursday:
Objective: Introduce Unit 3 topics
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What are fossil fuels?
2. Students watch Brainpop “Fossil Fuels” and complete a vocabulary activity.
Homework: Fossil Fuels article and questions.

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 11/22 – 11/23 November 19, 2010

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Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessability?

Monday
Objective: Compile research on produce for unit 2 project
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Why would someone want to buy your selected produce? Give 2 convincing reasons for each type of produce.
2. Students compile their research into written report on each type of produce selected.
3. As time allows, students that are completed may select photos to use on their brochure for their unit 2 project.

Tuesday
Objective: Introduce Publisher program, specifically how to make a brochure. Create a rough draft sketch of your brochure.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What convinces you about what to eat when you are making food choices? How will you convince a stranger that your produce is their best choice?
2. Review publisher program, and how to make a brochure.
3. Students create a rough draft sketch of their Urban Market Brochures.

 

Grade 7 Lesson Plans 11/15 – 11/19 November 12, 2010

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Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?

Monday
Objective: Assess learning of plants.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: given the image on the board, outline the steps necessary for reproduction from pollen production to seed development.
2. Plant Test

Tuesday
Objective: Discuss and interpret the concept of composting.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what is soil composed of?
2. Review soil from Grade 6 unit
3. Watch video clips on urban gardening
4. Note-taking and discussion

Wednesday
Objective: Discuss healthy food choices, food accessibilty, and introduce unit 2 project
Agenda:
1. Warm-up: what is healthy food? how do you know if something is healthy?
2. Article review on food accessibility
3. Introduce Unit 2 project

Thursday
Objective: research healthy foods that can be grown in Michigan for your farmer’s market
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: What foods are grown in farmer’s markets? describe what you might see at a Farmer’s Market.
2. Using the computers: first view what a farmer’s market is, what types of plants you would like to sell in your market, and research your plants. Find out what their needs are (zones of growth), how long it takes to grow them to produce a fruit or sellable product, and the current market price per pound for this plant.

Friday
Objective:
1. Warm-Up: list the three plants you are considering for your market and a brief description of your rationale.
2. Finish research of plant selection
3. Complete rationale for science portion of your brochure (Unit 2 project)

 

7th Grade Lesson Plans 11/8 – 11/12 November 8, 2010

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7th Grade Lesson Plans 11/8 – 11/12

Essential Question: How can research and development effect food production and accessibility?
Monday
Objective: Complete EdPerformance testing
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Why are EdPerformance tests so important for you, for Milwood, for KPS?
2. Explain protocols for testing
Tuesday
Objective: finish edperformance testing
Agenda:
1. Finish edperformance testing
2. Homework: news article on Urban Food Markets and Lancer Notes
Wednesday
Objective: understand the concepts of photosynthesis
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what is photosynthesis?
2. Text reading and note taking on photosynthesis

Thursday
Objective: review plant concepts
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what does the following chemical equation represent? Explain in 3 sentences”
2. Students work in partner teams to complete study guide for upcoming assessment
Friday
Objective: assess learning of plants
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: BINGO of vocabulary
2. Students take plant quiz

 

Flower Dissection Lab Report Template November 3, 2010

Filed under: 7th Grade Science Lesson Plans — mmsdeweylm @ 6:48 pm

For students that need the Lab Report for the Flower Dissection Lab, here it is:

Flower Dissection Lab Report

 

7th Grade Lesson Plans 11/1 – 11/4 October 29, 2010

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Monday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Complete Flower Dissection Lab report. Measure and record data collected from plant lab pots.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Catagorize the following parts into male, female, and other: stamen, root, anther, stigma, style, leaves, pistol, filement, stem, seed, ovary, petal
2. Typing time given for completing flower dissection lab report.
3. Plant lab measurements taken and recorded.

Tuesday
Essential Question: How does research and development help maintain food accessibility?
Objective: Learn the parts of plant cells and their basic functions
1. Warm-Up: what distinguishes a root from a leaf? A stem from a flower? How can different cells operate differently in the same organism?
2. Text reading on plant cells and differentiation.
3. Note taking guide.
4. Homework: “What Attracts Insects to Flowers?” article and questions.

Wednesday
Essential Question: How does research and development help maintain food accessibility?
Objective: Compare two types of plant cells using microscopes
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what organelles are unique to plant cells?
2. Plant Cell Lab

Thursday
Essential Question: How does research and development help maintain food accessibility?
Objective: Students analyze their findings from the plant cell lab.
Agenda:
1. What organelles were found in the Plant Cell Lab? Which ones were unique to plants?
2. Students use the lab reporting template to type their lab reports.
3. Homework: “Not Your Usual Carnivores” article and questions.

Friday – no school for students

 

7th Grade Lesson Plans 10/25 – 10/29 October 22, 2010

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Monday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Apply knowledge of plant growth variables to a experiment.
Agenda
1. Warm-Up: What variable is your team planning to test in the lab? How will you test your variable?
2. Students complete lab templates
3. Walk to science lab to plant seeds and set up lab

Tuesday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Learn the stages of plant life cycles.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what are the stages of life for a plant? Are all plants the same? Why or why not?
2. View video clip of plant life cycle and complete note taking guide.Plant Life Cycle
3. Homework: examine 5 different plants in your home or around your neighborhood. Explain what stages of the plant cycle you can see or determine.

Wednesday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Examine parts of a flower and prepare for Flower Identification Lab
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: at which stage is a plant flowering? What is the purpose of a flowering plant?
2. Watch BrainPop video clip on Pollination
3. Identify the parts of a flower.
4. Prepare for Flower Lab

Thursday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Apply knowledge of flower parts and functions in a lab experiment.
Agenda:
1. Meet at the science lab to complete the flower dissection.
2. Homework: study guide for upcoming quiz.

Friday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Assess knowledge of plant growth, life cycles, and flower anatomy
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: explain facts you learned about plants in the past 2 weeks.
2. Quiz on Plants

 

7th Grade Lesson Plans 10/18 – 10/22 October 18, 2010

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Monday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Students compile scripts for video products
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Where are you at with your video products? Explain what you have done, and what you still need to complete.
2. Students use laptops to finish typing scripts if necessary
3. Students that are finished typing scripts will go to Ms. Findling to record their video. After recording, scripts should be turned in to Mrs. Dewey.

Tuesday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Students compile scripts for video products
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: Where are you at with your video products? Explain what you have done, and what you still need to complete.
2. Students use laptops to finish typing scripts if necessary
3. Students that are finished typing scripts will go to Ms. Findling to record their video. After recording, scripts should be turned in to Mrs. Dewey.

Wednesday
There will not be class this day due to the MEAP schedule

Thursday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Introduce Unit 2: Global Food Chain
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: what does the global food chain mean to you?
2. New Seats / Team will be assigned today.
3. Introduce Unit 2 – discussion of what we will study
4. Students complete a team discussion on factors that effect plant growth. A rally robin protocol will be used to share out ideas.
5. Introduce the Plant Lab / students design experiments

Friday
Essential Question: How does science impact food production and accessibility?
Objective: Students will design and create experiments on plant growth.
Agenda:
1. Warm-Up: gather materials at science lab
2. Students plant their seeds in selected materials, placing plants in selected light sources, with selected water.
3. Students begin reflection of lab results.

 

 
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