Grade 7/8 Science Unit Bundle

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Grade 7/8 Science | PDF and Digital Formats: Teachers are provided with 150 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 7 and 8 science. This 8-unit bundle will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Interactions in the Environment, Heat in the Environment, Pure Substances and Mixtures, Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Cells, Water Systems, Fluids, and Systems in Action.

 

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included lessons for 1:1 technology schools.
  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2007

 

Lesson Overview:

 

Grade 7 Unit – Interactions in the Environment (Ecosystems)

  1. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Matching Activity
  2. Elements of Ecosystems
  3. Ecosystems – Examples and Interactions
  4. Energy Transfer and Food Chains
  5. Biotic Elements Quiz
  6. Matter Cycling
  7. Ecological Succession
  8. Ecosystem Limits
  9. Species At Risk & Invasive Species Assignment
  10. Human Interactions in the Environment
  11. Indigenous Perspectives
  12. Environmental Investigation Case Study: Electric Cars
  13. Environmental Protection Stations
  14. Ecosystem Summative Lab (3 options)
  15. Ecosystems Unit Test
  16. Bonus: Sub Plans

 

Grade 7 Unit – Heat in the Environment

  1. Safety Lesson
  2. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
  3. Introduction To Heat
  4. Heat Production
  5. Heat and Temperature
  6. The Particle Theory
  7. Heat and Volume
  8. Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
  9. Bill Nye Video: Heat
  10. Teacher Demonstration: Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
  11. Student Lab: Melting Ice Cubes
  12. Heating and Cooling of the Earth
  13. Greenhouse Gases
  14. Investigation: Benefits of Technology With Heat
  15. Stations & Project-Based Learning: Energy Types & Solar Panels Investigation
  16. Unit Test

 

Grade 7 Unit – Pure Substances and Mixtures

  1. Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  2. The Particle Theory
  3. Pure Substances and Mixtures
  4. Pure Substances and Mixtures Activity
  5. Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures
  6. Solutions
  7. Solution Examples Activity
  8. Concentration of Solutions
  9. Saturated Solutions
  10. Saturation Lab
  11. Separating Mixtures
  12. Separating Mixtures Lab
  13. Positive and Negative Impacts on the Environment
  14. Tar Sands Investigation
  15. Unit Test
  16. Sub Plans: Bill Nye Video & CSI Article

 

Grade 7 Unit – Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

  1. Safety Lesson, Unit Vocabulary, Unit Introduction
  2. Classifying Structures
  3. Bill Nye Video
  4. Centre of Gravity & Stability
  5. Force
  6. Show and Tell Assignment
  7. Classifying Structures Quiz
  8. Internal and External Forces
  9. Card Pyramid Activity
  10. Symmetry in Structures
  11. Structure Failure
  12. Manufacturing Factors
  13. Loads
  14. Structural Safety
  15. Design Factors
  16. Ergonomic Design
  17. Take-Out Container Lab
  18. Egg House Lab
  19. Unit Review
  20. Unit Test

 

Grade 8 Unit – Cells 

  1. Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview
  2. Unit Vocabulary
  3. The Cell Theory
  4. Structures and Organelles in Cells
  5. Plant vs. Animal Cells
  6. Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
  7. The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
  8. Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
  9. Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
  10. Cellular Organisms Inquiry
  11. Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
  12. Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
  13. Mid-Unit Quiz
  14. What is a Microscope?
  15. Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
  16. Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
  17. Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
  18. Perspectives on Cell Processes
  19. Cells Final Unit Test
  20. Bill Nye & Magic School Bus Videos

 

Grade 8 Unit – Fluids

  1. Introduction: Safety Rules, Fluids Introduction & Unit Vocabulary
  2. Particle Theory of Matter
  3. What is Viscosity? and What is Flow Rate?, Experiment
  4. Mass, Volume, and Density
  5. Mass, Volume, and Density
  6. Mass-to-Volume Ratio Experiment
  7. Compressibility
  8. Canada’s Wonderland Case Study
  9. What is Buoyancy & Float or Sink Experiment
  10. Mid-Unit Quiz
  11. Pressure, Volume, and Temperature & Optional Experiment
  12. Pascal’s Law
  13. Fluids in Controlled and Manufactured Devices
  14. Building a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Device (2 options)
  15. Investigating Applications of Fluid Mechanics
  16. Fluid Technologies Research Inquiry
  17. The Impact of Fluid Spills
  18. Unit Test for Fluids
  19. Sub Plans/Bonus Files Videos

 

Grade 8 Unit – Systems in Action

  1. What are Systems?
  2. Unit Vocabulary
  3. Types of Systems
  4. Purpose, Inputs & Outputs of Systems
  5. The Processes and Components of a System
  6. Quiz
  7. Work, Energy, Force, and Efficiency
  8. Calculating Work
  9. 6 Simple Machines
  10. Understanding Mechanical Advantage
  11. Systems in Action Quiz
  12. Heat in Mechanical Systems
  13. Productivity with Systems in Various Industries
  14. The Evolution of the Cell Phone
  15. Systems in Action Quiz
  16. Understanding and Calculating Work
  17. Pulley Experiment and Mechanical Advantage
  18. Rube Goldberg Machine
  19. Owner’s Manual Exploration
  20. The Impacts of New and Evolving Systems
  21. Meeting Needs with Existing Systems – Different Perspectives
  22. Systems in Action Unit Test
  23. Sub Plans

 

Grade 8 Unit – Water Systems

  1. Introduction Lesson – Safety Lesson
  2. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
  3. The Water Cycle & States of Water
  4. Watersheds
  5. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  6. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
  7. Inquiry
  8. Factors that Affect Glaciers & Polar Ice Caps
  9. Atmospheric Conditions & Bodies of Water
  10. Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
  11. Virtual Water Treatment Plant
  12. Testing Water Samples (3 options)
  13. Investigating Local Water Issues
  14. Bottled Water Case Study
  15. Building a Water System Device
  16. Global Water Consumption
  17. Human Impact on Water Systems
  18. Innovative Water Technology
  19. Water Systems Unit Test
  20. Bill Nye Videos

 

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
  • Detailed unit plans, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Lessons are divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Student assignment choice and variety
  • Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
  • Unit Test (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
  • Science Labs
  • Sub Plans
  • PDF format
  • Google Slides format

 

Grade 7 Science Units

 

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