Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms



Total Pages: 190 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 2 months
File Size: 15 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms (Structures) | PDF & Digital Formats: This 190-page unit will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love this engaging and differentiated unit that explains what structures are and how they function.

  • 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 Grade 7 Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

Lesson Overview

  1. Safety Lesson, Unit Vocabulary, Unit Introduction
  2. Classifying Structures
  3. Structures Video Questions
  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

Resource Includes:

  • Detailed lesson plans
  • Differentiated Lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, group work, projects, labs)
  • Mp3 audio files of articles
  • Detailed unit plan, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
  • Lessons divided up with title pages for easy access
  • Student assignment choice and variety
  • Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
  • Unit Test
  • 2 Science Lab Options

Teacher Feedback

  1. “An excellent unit! Thank you so much!”
  2. “This was perfect!! Worked well with my class!!”
  3. “Wonderful resource. The activities are helpful and engaging.”

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