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Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms



Total Pages: 202 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 15 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

This 202-page Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Unit will help you teach science without a textbook using exciting and cross-curricular lessons. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that uses interactive and hands-on learning to explain what structures are and how they function.

  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2022 – Grade 7 Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

Key Features of This Resource:

✅ Detailed lesson plans
✅ Differentiated lessons and assignments

➡️ Readings
➡️ Videos
➡️ Graphic Organizers
➡️ Group Work
➡️ Projects
➡️ Labs & Inquiries

✅ MP3 audio files of student readings
✅ Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
✅ Student assignment choice and variety
✅ Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
✅ Unit Test (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
✅ PDF & Google Slides Formats

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Lesson Overview

Introduction: Safety Rules
Lesson 1A: Unit Vocabulary (Tech & No-Tech Versions)
Lesson 1B: Unit Introduction: Structures and Form
Lesson 2: Classifying Structures
Lesson 3: Structures Video Questions
Lesson 4: Centre of Gravity and Stability
Lesson 5: Force
Lesson 6: Show and Tell Assignment
Lesson 7: Classifying Structures Quiz
Lesson 8: Internal and External Forces
Lesson 9: Card Pyramid Activity
Lesson 10: Symmetry in Structures
Lesson 11: Structure Failure
Lesson 12: Manufacturing Factors
Lesson 13: Loads
Lesson 14: Structural Safety
Lesson 15: Design Factors
Lesson 16: Ergonomic Design
Lesson 17: Take-Out Container Lab
Lesson 18: Egg House Lab
Lesson 19: Unit Review
Lesson 20: Unit Test

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