7th Grade Comprehensive Curriculum

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Comprehensive Curriculum

Black-line Masters

Pacing Chart

iLEAP Testing Help

Science SimulationsVideo Tutorials

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Unit 1:  Chemistry of Life
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Photosynthesis : GLXs with oxygen sensors

 temperature : 8 thermometers, GLXs with temperature sensors

Chemical investigations : 8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5-mL  pipettes, test tubes, 10 chem. plates

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Science Safety Video
(by United Streaming with BL Masters)

How Scientists Work:  The Scientific Method
(Follow this link to an excellent Discovery Education video with black-line masters.)

Lab: Diffusion of Water with Gummy Bears
(This is an awesome lab to teach students about diffusion & graphing.)

Osmosis Animations
(Show your students on a molecular level what happens during osmosis.)

Osmosis Activity
(This activity uses eggs to demonstrate osmosis.)

A Cool Periodic Table
submitted by Mike Dartez

Internet Activity:  Photosynthesis
(This is a web quest to help students understand photosynthesis.)

Photosynthesis

Photosynthesis vs. Respiration
(An activity from Flinn Scientific.)

Do Plants Consume or Release CO2? or Both?
(Many students often wonder the answer to this question.)

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Unit 2:  Plant and Animal Cells
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1 Qx5 digital computer microscope, 8 primary microscopes, 9 deep well projection slides, 1 set animal cells ,1 set plant set, CD life in a drop of water,1 slide set learning to use the microscope, set of blank slides, pkg. of 500 5-mL transfer pipettes, 8 magnifying glasses, cell models (optional order or student-made from Activity 7 in CC)

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Learning to Use the Microscope

Beanie Baby Mystery
(This is an excellent activity to teach your student Science as Inquiry & microscope skills!)

Animal Cells vs. Plant Cells Worksheet
(Have students complete this worksheet before the Venn Diagram in the activity below.)

Animal Cells vs. Plant Cells
(This link will get you to Teachnology so you can build a Venn Diagram for your students to complete.)

Microscope Lab:  Animal Cells vs. Plant Cells

Cell Collage
(Consider using Glogster to have students complete the collage.)

What is the Ideal Cell Size?
(This lab uses potato sticks & Science as Inquiry skills to answer the question!  Click here for teacher notes.)


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Unit 3:  Living Organisms
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1 Qx5 digital microscope, 8 microscopes, 9 deep well projection slides, 1 slide animal cells, 1 basic slide set, 1 plant cell basic slide set, 1 reference resource life in a drop of water, 1 reference resource learning how to use the microscope, 1 pro scope (optional order), 8 magnifying glasses

1 scientific life size torso with head

 metric rulers

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Life Cycles
(Scroll down until you see Life Cycles on the left.  In the grid on the right, you will find links that explain the life cycles of many organisms - some with complete & incomplete metamorphosis.)

Insect Metamorphosis Lab

Classifying Organisms
(A virtual lab.)

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Unit 4: Ecology
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Use various sensors to monitor conditions in class terrarium or class aquarium or during a field trip activity or in the school yard.

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Unit 5:  Balance Within Ecosystems
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8 GLXs, 16  temperature sensors, 8 pH sensors, 8 light sensors, 8 oxygen sensors

magnifying glasses

metric rulers

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Please use the Weather Stations that are available through the internet by all schools in the parish to record daily environmental conditions!

http://achieve.weatherbug.com/Registration/login.aspx

Weather Station Instructions

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 Unit 6:  Reproduction and Heredity
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1 Qx5 digital microscope, 8 microscopes, 9 deep well projection slides, 1 reference resource learning how to use the microscope, 1 pro scope (optional order)

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Meiosis Square Dance
(cute video to show the stages of meiosis)

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Unit 7:  Health and Diseases
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Human anatomy models

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 Unit 8:  Food Webs and Cycles
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8 beakers, 8 graduated cylinders, pkg. of 500 5-mL  pipettes, test tubes

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