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7th Grade Science

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3rd Six Weeks


Week 1
Chapter 20 – Agents of Erosion and Deposition

Read Pages 502 - 513

Sections 1 and 2 Vocabulary

Sections 1 and 2 Review – pg 509(1-3) & pg 513(1-4)
Chapter 20 – Agents of Erosion and Deposition

Read Pages 514 – 523

Sections 3 and 4 Vocabulary

Sections 3 and 4 Reviews – pg 519(1-4) & pg 523(1-4)
Chapter 20 – Agents of Erosion and Deposition

Read Chapter 20 Highlights on pg 526

Do Chapter 20 Review on pages 527 – 528
(1 – 22), (24 – 27), and (29 – 31)
TEST

Chapters 19 and 20
Vocabulary Test
Science, Technology, and Society

Boulder Boogie
Read Pg 531 out loud together in class and discuss

Go to computer lab and do the Search and Find section from pg 531
Week 2
Science Kits
NO Science
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
NO SCHOOL
Week 3
UIL Preparation Activities
TEKS 7.9A, 7.2E, 7.3B,C,D, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Conditions of Life in the Solar System

Engage Activity – What’s Needed

Explore Activity – Researching Celestial Objects

See Resources on Notes Page of Lesson Plans
TEKS 7.9A, 7.2E, 7.3B,C,D, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Conditions of Life in the Solar System

Explore Activity – Researching Celestial Objects (Continued)
TEKS 7.9A, 7.2E, 7.3B,C,D, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Conditions of Life in the Solar System

Explore Activity – Researching Celestial Objects (Continued)
TEKS 7.9A, 7.2E, 7.3B,C,D, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Conditions of Life in the Solar System

Explain – Conditions of Life

Elaborate Activity
Week 4
Solar System Project

Research in Computer Lab
Solar System Project

Research in Computer Lab
Solar System Project

Research in Computer Lab
Solar System Project

Research in Computer Lab
Solar System Project

Research in Computer Lab
Week 5
Clean Science Lab

Mid Term

Study Worksheet

Mid Term

Study Worksheet

Mid Terms
Mid Terms


2nd Six Weeks


Week 1
TEKS 7.7A,C, 7.1A, 7.2A – E, 7.3B,C, 7.4A,B

C-Scope Lesson
Work and Force in Living Things

Vocabulary – turgor pressure, geotropism, work, force, Joule, Newton


TEKS 7.7A,C, 7.1A, 7.2A – E, 7.3B,C, 7.4A,B

C-Scope Lesson
Work and Force in Living Things

Engage – Forces Change Things(Cont.)

Explore – Forces in Living Things                        
TEKS 7.7A,C, 7.1A, 7.2A – E, 7.3B,C, 7.4A,B

C-Scope Lesson
Work and Force in Living Things

Explore – Forces in Living Things(Cont.)                         
TEKS 7.7A,C, 7.1A, 7.2A – E, 7.3B,C, 7.4A,B

C-Scope Lesson
Work and Force in Living Things

Explore – Forces in Living Things(Cont.)

Explain – Forces in Organisms                       
TEKS 7.7A,C, 7.1A, 7.2A – E, 7.3B,C, 7.4A,B

C-Scope Lesson
Work and Force in Living Things

Explain – Forces in Organisms(Cont.)

Explore – Work Situations                       
Week 2
Force Vocabulary

Seed Parts
Seed Parts
(Cont.)
Test
Electricity – Video
Different Kinds of Electricity
Free Science Kit TIme
Week 3
NO SCHOOL
TEKS 7.8 A, 7.2E, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Catostrophic Events and the Ecosystem

Read and Discuss the Cause and Effect of Catastrophes Handouts

From the ready, write the means to the following vocabulary words in student journals (wildfire, hurricane, drought, volcano, tornado, earthquake, tsunami, flood)
TEKS 7.8 A, 7.2E, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Catostrophic Events and the Ecosystem

Engage = Masters of Disasters

Explain – Discuss the Handouts from Tuesday
TEKS 7.8 A, 7.2E, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Catostrophic Events and the Ecosystem

Elaborate & Evaluate – Good Effects and Performance Indicator

TEKS 7.8 A, 7.2E, 7.4A

C-Scope Lesson
Catostrophic Events and the Ecosystem


Grade Journals
Week 4
Benchmark Testing
Benchmark Testing
Benchmark Testing
Benchmark Testing
Benchmark Testing
Week 5
Halloween Safety
Catastrophic Events Project
Catastrophic Events Project
Catastrophic Events Project
Catastrophic Events Project
Week 6
Weathering and Soil Formation

-Read pages 476 – 486
-Write all vocabulary (with definitions) from sections 1 & 2 in journal
-Do #’s 1 – 3 from pages 483 & 486 in journal
Weathering and Soil Formation

-Read pages 487 – 493
-Write all vocabulary (with definitions) from sections 3 & 4 in journal
-Do #’s 1 – 3 from page 490 & 1 – 4 from page 493 in journal

BULLYING and CYBERBULLYING
Weathering and Soil Formation

-Read Chapter 19 Highlights on page 496 out loud together

-Do Chapter 19 Review on pages 497 & 498 (1 – 19)
Benchmark Testing

Benchmark Testing


1st Six Weeks


Week 1
Rules

Set up Science Journal
Science Safety, Procedures, and Notebooks
Science Safety, Procedures, and Notebooks
Science Safety, Procedures, and Notebooks
Science Safety, Procedures, and Notebooks
Week 2
Read and discuss Section 1 in Text Book pgs 320 – 325

Record vocabulary in Journal (cuticle, vascular plants, nonvascular plants, gymnosperms, angiosperms, and pollination)

Answer Questions on pg. 325 (1 – 4) in Journal
Read and discuss Section 2 in Text Book pgs 326 – 327

Record vocabulary in Journal (sporophyte, gametophyte)

Copy the moss, fern, gymnosperm, and angiosperm life cycles into journals.  Include the explanation of each that is above the drawing.  Make sure to color and label

Answer Questions on pg. 327 (1 – 4) in Journal
Read and discuss Section 3 in Text Book pgs 328 – 332

Record vocabulary in Journal (xylem, phloem, petal, stamen, and pistil)

Answer Questions on pg. 332 (1 – 2) in Journal
Read and discuss Section 4 in Text Book pgs 333 – 335

Record vocabulary in Journal (cellular respiration, transpiration)

Draw Figure 24: Gas Exchange and Leaf Structure in Journal.  Make sure to color and label.
Answer Questions on pg. 335 (1 – 4) in Journal
Look over the Chapter 13 notes on page 338.

Do Chapter 13 Review in Journal pgs 339 – 341 (1 – 15, 21 a&b, and 1 – 8 on pg. 341
Week 3
Comp Day – No School
Go over and grade work in journal from last week’s assignments
Review for Test on Thursday
Test
Friday Kit Fun

Students will be able to explore with the science kits in the science lab
Week 4
Prepare for Test Tomorrow

Write a sentence with each vocabulary word.
Test
TEKS 7.5A, 7.1A, 7.2C, 7.4A
C-Scope Lesson
Energy and Matter Interactions

Engage – Common Factors

Explore – Photosynthesis and Pigments

TEKS 7.5A, 7.1A, 7.2C, 7.4A
C-Scope Lesson
Energy and Matter Interactions

Continue Explore -  Photosynthesis and Pigments


TEKS 7.5A, 7.1A, 7.2C, 7.4A
C-Scope Lesson
Energy and Matter Interactions

Explain – Photosynthesis and Light

Explore/Explain - Stomata
Week 5
Vocabulary

Energy Flow, Food Chains, and Food Webs
Vocabulary

Energy Flow, Food Chains, and Food Webs
Triple Beam Balance
Learning How to Use the Triple Beam Balance

Triple Beam Balance Activity
Parts of the Microscope
TEST
Week 6
Review Triple Beam Balance
Triple Beam Balance Directions in Journal and
Parts of the Microscope in Journal
Triple Beam Balance and Microscope
TEST
Make up Day

Extra Credit Work
Science Discovery Day

Work with the Science Kits