7th Grade



1.  Nature of Science and Engineering

    1.0 Science Knowledge/Science Autobiography

    1.2 What Science Is/Is Not
    1.3 One Scientific Method?

    1.4 Making Observations in Science

    1.5 Questions, Hypothesis, Variables & Controls

    1.6 Giving Effective Directions
    1.7 Reflective Writing in Science
    1.8 DIY Experimentation (3 lessons) 
    1.9 Science Vs. Engineering
    1.10 DIY Engineering Project (3 lessons)
    1.11 Reflections

2.  Cells:What Does It Mean To Be Alive?  

    2.0 Functions and Needs of Living Things

    2.1 Intro to Microscope Lab/Quiz

    2.2 Focusing & Depth Lab

    2.3 Animal Cell Lab

    2.4 Plant Cell Lab

    2.5 The Organelle Trail and Round Up

    2.6 Input and Output: Cell Processes
            2.6a Diffusion; Osmosis  (ADI)
            2.6b Photosynthesis
            2.6c Respiration (ADI)
            2.7d Fermentation
    2.8 Protists
    2.9 Cell Embryology
        2.9a Cell Division

3. What Drives Evolution?
    3.1 The Greatest Show on Earth.
    3.2 Driving Forces of Evolution.
    3.3 Genetic Mutations Lab
    3.4 Genetic Drift
    3.5 Natural Selection
    3.6 Peppered Moths
    3.7 Survival of the Fittest
    3.8 Evidence of Evolution: Fossils
    3.9 Evidence of Evolution: Morphology
    3.10 Evidence of Evolution: Homologous Structures
    3.11 Cladistics
    3.12  Cladograms    
    3.13  Biological Classification
    3.14 Environmental Change and Evolution (ADI)

4.  What is our Place in Earth-time?

4.1 Understanding Geologic Time

4.2 Mapping the Earth

4.3 Understanding Plate Tectonics pt. 1


5. How Has Earth Changed and How Do We Know?

5.1 Earth's Structure
5.2 Plate Tectonics pt. 2
5.3 Geologic Events
5.3a Earthquakes
5.3b Volcanoes
5.3c Mountain Building
5.4 Minerals and Rocks
5.5 Local Geology

 

6.  Engineering Structures

        6.1 Learning From Failure
        6.2 What Does the Earthquake Do To The Building?
        6.3 Why Do Houses Fall Down in Earthquakes?
        6.4 How Can Houses Be Reinforced?
        6.5 Final Project


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