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Kinetic and Potential Energy Lab Rotation

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore kinetic energy in a lab rotation by creating spool racers, creating 'craters' with marbles and flour, and measuring how different types of matter heat up at different rates!

 
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Energy Transfer: Engineering Catapults

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their understanding of kinetic and potential energy to design catapults using easily accessible materials that launch marshmallows!

 
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Potentially Amazing Lab Station Rotation

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students rotate through a series of cool labs focusing on potential energy that allows them to work on writing and communicating like a scientist in a fun way!

 
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7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this summative assessment, students demonstrate their understanding of energy and scientific writing by answering the essential question. As opposed to a multiple choice exam, students can each demonstrate their understanding in their own way!

 
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Cellular Respiration: Do Plants Breathe?

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Cells: Structure, Function, and Processes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students measure the pH level of an enclosed system to prove that plants go through cellular respiration!

 
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Writing a RECALL Lab Conclusion (Part 1/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Expert communication skills are required when explaining and presenting scientific ideas - put all the pieces together to tell the world what you learned.

 
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6th Grade Science » Unit: Forensics
Melodie Brewer
Scottsdale, AZ
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Anthropology isn't just for learning about ancient civilizations. Learn how forensic anthropologists help solve modern day crimes.

 
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bones
   

Thermal Protection Systems: Day 2 and Day 3

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use their knowledge of radiation, conduction, and convection to design thermal protection systems for NASA that will protect a spacecraft from burning up in the atmosphere!

 
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Writing a RECALL Lab Conclusion (Part 2/2)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
6th Grade Science » Unit: Communicating Scientifically
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Expert communication skills are required when explaining and presenting scientific ideas - put all the pieces together to tell the world what you learned.

 
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E-Portfolios

7th Grade Science » Unit: Final Week of School
7th Grade Science » Unit: Final Week of School
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

End the year with a bang!

 
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e portfolio
   

Environmental Engineers: Data Analysis and Inventions

7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
7th Grade Science » Unit: Human Impacts: Hydrosphere
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students travel to a local river to perform water quality tests. Then, they write a call to action to the City Council and present their findings to create change!

 
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Airport Design Advice: Engineers Needed!

7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
7th Grade Science » Unit: Weather
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In an on demand writing assignment, students are asked to provide advice to JFK International Airport about runway design based on their understanding of wind and climate. Critical thinking and application found here!

 
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Rubber Band Cannon Lab

7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
7th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use rubber band cannons to explore potential and kinetic energy transfer!

 
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Human Impact on Biodiversity

7th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
7th Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
John Cerezo
Los Angeles, CA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

The relationship between human actions and loss of biodiversity.

 
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What are Fossil Fuels?

8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
8th Grade Science » Unit: Exploring Non-Renewable Energy Sources
Sydney Schuler
La Grange Park, IL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

What's the big deal with fossil fuels? What are they and why are they so important? This lesson introduces students to the role of fossil fuels in creating new technologies.

 
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fossil

Introduce claim(s) about a topic or issue, acknowledge and distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and organize the reasons and evidence logically.

Support claim(s) with logical reasoning and relevant, accurate data and evidence that demonstrate an understanding of the topic or text, using credible sources.

Use words, phrases, and clauses to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.

Establish and maintain a formal style.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from or supports the argument presented.

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