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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)

This 190-page Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms 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

This Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms unit is also included in the Grade 7 Science Bundle, the Grade 7/8 Science Bundle, and the Grade 6/7 Science Bundle

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Grade 7 Science 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

Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms – 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 are 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

Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms – Teacher Feedback:

  1. “This is a fantastic resource! It was an incredible time saver as I was new to teaching intermediate and was a bit overwhelmed with where to start. This resource was very well laid out, clearly followed the curriculum, and included detailed and clear lesson outlines, relevant activities and experiments, and quizzes to check for understanding. It was also very helpful to have the digital and print options for hybrid teaching.”
  2. “I am currently using it as a distance learning teacher and it’s great. Everything is laid out for you, the lessons are engaging and versatile, and the students love it.”
  3. “This resource included AWESOME hands on activities. My class loved building the egg house and are looking forward to the Transformers Video analysis. Great application- will definitely use again!”
  4. “I LOVE these products for my class. First year teaching 7/8 and they have been a life saver for my sanity. Having easy to use, low prep, easy to follow activities allowed me to actively teach my class and spend less time trying to figure out “how” or “what” I was going to teach!”
  5. “Fantastic resource! No prep and easy to post on Google Classroom. Readings are student friendly and easy to follow along.”
  6. “Easy to follow, fun and engaging activities, my students loved it!”

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