WHST.6-8.1.b

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

 
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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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meteor lesson
   

Microscope Mania (Part 1/2)

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 read a text about the Cell Theory through the lens of the NGSS Crosscutting Concepts and look at a variety of substances (both living and non living) under microscopes!

 
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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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catapult lesson
   

Chemical Reactions Un-Notes

7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students watch three exciting demonstrations that allow them to come up with signs of a chemical reaction on their own! The demonstrations include Elephant's Toothpaste, The Iodine Clock, and Rocket Engine. Your students will be in awe of these reactions!

 
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rocket
   

Crack That Marble! Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

In this high impact and fun series of labs, students crack a marble, melt a milk jug and expand a baby bottle to identify physical and chemical properties.

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

Students evaluate the effectiveness of a model to represent global ocean and wind currents. Students combine information they gain from videos, demonstrations, and articles in order to find evidence to support their claim.

 
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convection lesson
   

Peppery Properties of Matter Labs

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students go through a series of fun lab rotations that allow students to look at the chemical and physical properties of substances!

 
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pepper lesson
   

Polymers and Physical Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore physical and chemical properties of polymers as they make slime, experiment with insta-snow polymer, and stick a skewer through a balloon without it popping!

 
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balloon lesson
   

S'Mores, Discourse, and Properties

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students practice discussion techniques in searching for physical and chemical properties of the reactants when eating S'mores!

 
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smores lesson
   

pHantastic Chemical Reactions Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students try to find an explanation when the teacher models a new medical innovation by revealing a "bloody" hand print! Students also create a rainbow of bubbles in a test tube, write a mystery message, and more during labs on chemical changes!

 
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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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rubber band lesson
   

Chemical vs Physical Changes Group Challenge

7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
7th Grade Science » Unit: Chemical Properties and Reactions
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students utilize text strategies to investigate the differences between a chemical and physical change and play a fun group activity that gives students lots of practice at identifying reactions as chemical or physical!

 
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precipitate lesson
   

All New-Tons Of Fun Lab Stations: Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
7th Grade Science » Unit: Forces and Motion: All New-Tons of Fun!
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Want to get your students excited about literacy? This lesson provides an exciting context to work on scientific reading, writing, speaking, and designing. Students complete fun labs and discussions with "launching" tennis balls and ruler flip races!

 
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Refracting Telescopes: Day 2

7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
7th Grade Science » Unit: Waves and Engineering: Using Waves To Meet Societal Needs and Wants
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students use text to engage in scientific discourse and then use their knowledge of refraction to design a telescope!

 
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telescope lesson
   

Boiling and Freezing Points Lesson 1: All Hail the Freezing Point!

7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
7th Grade Science » Unit: Physical Properties: Molecular Arrangement and Phase Changes
Leigh Roehm
Saline, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

These lessons have text strategies, writing instruction, discussion techniques, and science content! Students blow up a bag with butane, make water boil at 50 degrees, and make water freeze instantaneously as they explore physical properties!

 
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beaker with test tube and
Common Core ELA
 
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