WHST.6-8.2

Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.

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

Students go through a fun lab rotation that allows them to experience radiation, conduction, and convection!

 
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radiometer 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
   

Endangered Species - A Multiday Project

7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
7th Grade Science » Unit: Interdependence of Organisms
Mariana Garcia Serrato
San Jose, CA
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Project based learning as a way to promote deeper learning and to develop the skills needed for success in college, career and civic life.

 
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here now gone tomorrow
   

Adopt an Element Research Project (Part 1/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students "adopt" an element, learn about their element and create a “baby block” cube to display their research.

 
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fuzz ball
   
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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energy assessment lesson
   

Mixtures Labs Day 1: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

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 develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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separating mixture lesson
   

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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scientific communication
   

Adopt an Element Research Project (Part 3/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students "adopt" an element, learn about their element and create a “baby block” cube to display their research.

 
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fuzz ball
   

Mixtures Labs Day 2: Separating Mixtures and Rates of Dissolving

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 develop their own procedures to separate a mixture and then carry out their plan using lab tools of their choice!

 
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separating mixture lesson
   

Adopt an Element Research Project (Part 2/3)

6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
6th Grade Science » Unit: Atoms and Elements
Erin Greenwood
Boulder, CO
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students "adopt" an element, learn about their element and create a “baby block” cube to display their research.

 
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fuzz ball
   

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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lesson
   

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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tps lesson
   

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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scientific communication
   

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
   

Motorized Toy Project Launch (Lesson 1)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
7th Grade Science » Unit: Engineering
Deborah Gaff
Hope, IN
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

What does it take to develop a new toy? Sample the engineering design process from RFP (Request for Proposal) to product.

 
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motorizedtoy

Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

Develop the topic with relevant, well-chosen facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples.

Use appropriate and varied transitions to create cohesion and clarify the relationships among ideas and concepts.

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone.

Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.

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