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Year at a Glance
7th Grade Science
Category/Unit/Lesson Objectives
Student is able to:
Unit 01:
Science Safety and
Procedures
Metric Measurement
and Scientific Method
7.1A; 7.4B
(14 days)
Aug. 27 – Sept 14
Vocabulary
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Conduct safe lab and field
investigations and uses
appropriate tools.
Measure mass, volume and
length in metric units.
Essential Questions
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5.
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Correctly create data tables,
collect data and display
results in the appropriate
graph.
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Why is lab safety important?
Why must some wastes be
disposed of differently than
others?
Why is the metric system used in
science?
Why is the metric system more
user friendly than customary?
Why do we represent data in the
form of a graph?
What are the steps to create a
graph?
How do you determine which
graph is appropriate to represent
your data?
Utilize safe practices in lab
settings!
Resources/Student Products
 Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
 Safety Contract Sponge Bob Safety
Worksheet
 Lab Safety Gone Bad! Posters
 Safety Matching Game
 Graduated Cylinder worksheet
 Metric Mania (conversions)
 Metric Conversions Gizmo
 Measurement Lab
 Mass & Length
 Measurement Lab
 Volume
 M&M Lab (data table & graph
creation)
 Paper Towel Lab
 Cookie Caper Lab
 Scientific Method Memory Game
 Safety Quiz
 Scientific Method, Variables, and
Graphing Test
Assessments
Safety Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Safety, Metric
Measurement Test
Scientific Method,
Variables, and
Graphing Test
Hazardous, eye wash, fire blanket, vent hood, flammable, meter, liter, gram, metric system,
graduated cylinder, meniscus, accurate, conversion, pie, line, bar, histogram, data table, x & y axis,
increase, decrease, trend line, mass, volume, length, scientific method, problem, hypotheses,
procedures, results, conclusion, analysis, graph, independent variable, dependent variable.
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Unit 02:
Microscopes, Cells, and
Mitosis
7.4A; 7.12B-F
(33 days)
Sept. 17-Oct 26
Students will:
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Differentiate structures and
functions of cell organelles.
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Understand the basic
principles of cell theory.
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Understand the purpose of
Mitosis and be able to
outline the steps involved.
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Compare the results of
uniform and diverse
offspring from different types
of reproduction.
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2.
Cells are the basic unit of life
All cells come from pre-existing
cells
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
Parts of a Microscope
Introduction to Cells Reading
Cells Webquest
Cells Memory Game
Cells Lab (with microscopes)
Introduction to Mitosis Reading
Cell Division Gizmo
“Mitosis on the Table” Lab
Structure of the
Microscope Quiz
Cells Structure &
Function Quiz
Cell as a City
Analogy Project
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Cells & Mitosis Test
Use a microscope to
conduct a variety of scientific
investigations.
Vocabulary
Nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplast, cell membrane, cell wall, chromosome, ribosomes, proteins,
chromatin, endoplasmic reticulum, DNA, interphase, prophase, metaphase, anaphase, telophase,
cytokinesis, spindle fiber, centromeres, centriole, asexual, mitosis, budding, regeneration, fission
Unit 03:
Students will:
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DNA & Genetics
7.3D; 7.14A-C
(30 days)
Oct. 29 – Dec. 5
Vocabulary
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Understand the structure
and function of DNA and its
role in heredity.
Predict possible outcomes of
mating.
1.
2.
3.
DNA holds all inherited material
Genetics is the study of how
traits are passed from one
generation to the next
Diversity in life allows for survival
in many environments
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
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DNA Structure
Mendel Reading
Genetics Web quest
Smiley Face Genetics Lab
Genetics Problem Sets
Mouse Genetics Gizmo
Genetics Problems
Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
DNA & Genetics
Test
Deoxyribonucleic acid, nitrogen bases-cytosine, guanine, adenine, thymine, double helix, Watson
and Crick, Franklin, replication, mutation, sugar-phosphate backbone, Mendel, heredity, gene,
chromosome, punnett square, dominant, recessive, genotype, phenotype, heterozygous,
homozygous, hybrid, purebred, allele, incomplete dominance, co-dominance
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Unit 04:
Students will:
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Human Body Systems
7.3B-C; 7.6B-C; 7.7B; 7.12BC; 7.12E; 7.13A
(23 days)
Dec. 6 - Jan 22
Understand the main
functions of the body’s
systems, including skeletal,
muscular, digestive,
excretory, integumentary,
circulatory, respiratory,
endocrine, nervous, and
reproductive systems and
their role in protection,
movement and support of
the body.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Strong bones and toned muscles
enable you to live a more active
and healthy lifestyle.
A healthy cardiovascular system
is important to your well-being
Coordination and regulation of all
body processes are controlled by
your nervous and endocrine
systems
Differences exist between male
and female reproductive organs.
Gametes produced by male and
female combine in sexual
reproduction
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
Body Systems Notes & Packets
“Pushing the Limits- Strength”
Highlights of the Skeleton- labeling
X-ray Lab
Bones Bingo
Digestive Organs Research
Superheroes of Digestion posters
Chemical & Physical Changes in
Digestion Lab
Nerfil Digestion Activity
Circulation & Pathway of Blood Notes
Circulation Gizmo
Circulatory System Micro viewer
Respiratory & Integumentary Disease
Research
Skin Anatomy Lab
Pig Heart Dissection
Nervous System Lab
Mouse Party- Your Brain on Drugs
Reproductive System & Human Life
Stages Notes
Virtual Frog Dissection
Frog Dissection
Skeletal, Muscular,
Integumentary Quiz
Digestive,
Excretory,
Circulatory, and
Respiratory Quiz
Endocrine,
Nervous, and
Reproductive Quiz
Frog Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Body Systems Test
Vocabulary
Cells, tissue, organs, internal structures, homeostasis, skeletal, involuntary, voluntary, mouth,
esophagus, stomach, liver, small and large intestines, rectum, anus, chyme, salivary glands,
chemical digestion, physical digestion, atrium, ventricles, veins, arteries, capillaries, gas exchange,
trachea, alveoli, lungs, diaphragm, skin, dermis, stimulus, response, cerebrum, cerebellum, brain
stem, reflex, spinal cord, hormones, male reproductive organs, female reproductive organs,
gametes, egg, sperm, zygote, embryo, fetus
Unit 5:
Students will:
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Chemistry
7.1A-B; 7.2B; 7.3A; 7.4B;
7.6A-C
(10 days)
Jan 23– Feb 5
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Understand relationships
between atoms and
molecules.
1.
2.
All matter is made up of atoms
Matter is constantly changing
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Understand the components
of organic compounds.
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Distinguish between physical
and chemical changes.
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
Adopt an Element Project
Chemistry Foldable
Greatest Discoveries in Chemistry
Video Molecules Matter Lab
Identifying Nutrients Gizmo
Organic Compound Lab
Changing Matter Notes
Effervescence Lab
Popcorn Lab
Safe Slime Lab
Atoms and
Compounds Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Chemistry Test
Vocabulary
Atom, matter, element, molecule, compound, organic compound, physical properties, chemical
properties, physical change, chemical change, bonding
Unit 6:
Students will:
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Have an appreciation for the
diversity of life.
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Compare traits of organisms
of different species that
enhance their survival and
reproduction.
Animal Adaptations
7.10A-B; 7.11A-C; 7.12A
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2.
Diversity in life allows for survival
in many environments…
All organisms have unique
structures that allow for
survival….
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(13 days)
Feb 6 - Feb 25
Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1, page
Adaptations Notes
Natural Selection vs. Selective Breeding
Notes
Planet Earth “Pole to Pole” video
Bird Beak Lab
Stimulus/ Response Notes
Earthworm Lab
Animal Behavior Reading
Using a Dichotomous Key
Sharks Key
Buttons or Leaves Key
Vocabulary Quiz ␣
Squirrel Island
Project
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Animal Adaptations
Test
Vocabulary
Adaptation, natural selection, heterotroph, autotroph, bilateral, asymmetrical, radial symmetry,
hermaphrodite, exoskeleton, metamorphosis, mimicry, invertebrate, vertebrate, filter feeder,
endothermic, exothermic, carnivore, herbivore, omnivore, hibernation, structural, behavioral,
stimulus, response, binary
Unit 7:
Students will:
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Understand the interaction
organisms in an ecosystem.
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Understand how ecosystems
respond to natural change
and/or catastrophic events.
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Understand the difference
between potential and
kinetic energy and how
energy flows in an
ecosystem.
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Summarize the relationship
between respiration and
photosynthesis.
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Understand that energy is
neither created nor
destroyed, it can only be
transformed from one form
to another.
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Understand that
photosynthesis allows plants
to make their own food.
Ecology
7.5A-C; 7.10A-C; 7.7C
(13 days)
Feb 26 – Mar 22
1.
There is an intricate and delicate
balance within an ecosystem that
can be affected by any natural
environmental change,
catastrophic event or human
impact.
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1, page
Biome Poster
Conservation of Resources Worksheet
Ecology Photo Competition
Ecological Succession Worksheet
Ecology Bingo
Food Web Posters
North Texas Lake Food Web
Food Chain Gizmo
Biomagnifications Demo
Ecology Quiz
Energy Flow Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Ecology Test
Ecology Photo
Project
Vocabulary
Ecosystems, biomes, biotic, abiotic, ecological succession, pioneer species, lichen, climax
community, parasitism, commensalisms, symbiosis, mutualism, population, community, biosphere,
habitat, niche, limiting factor, competition, carrying capacity, species, equilibrium, trophic level,
food chain, food web, producer, consumer, phototropism
Unit 8:
Students will:
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Weathering
7.8A-C
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(13 days)
Mar 25 – April 16
Understand and analyze the
effects of weathering,
erosion, and deposition on
the environment.
Understand the effects of
human activity on
groundwater and surface
water in a watershed.
1.
2.
3.
The impact of catastrophic
events on our ecosystems.
Effects of weathering on our
various regions of Texas.
What effects human have on our
water supply.
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Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1, page
Abrasion lab
Weathering notes
Succession notes
Watershed notes
Texas ecoregions projects
Weathering quiz
Watershed quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Weathering Test
Texas Ecoregions
projects
Vocabulary
Weathering, erosion, deposition, groundwater, surface water, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes,
ecoregions, watersheds
Unit 9:
Students will:
Physics
7.7A
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Understand where work is
done with different amounts
of force to situations and
where no work is done.
1.
The forces acting on it
determine the motion of
objects.
(22 days)
April 17– May 21
Vocabulary
Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1 page
Work notes
Friction notes
Friction Lab (cars & carpets)
Speed Challenge Lab
Inclined Plane Lab
Ant GIZMO
Speed Quiz
Physics Test
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Inclined plane lab
Rube Goldberg
project
Friction Lab
Speed, force, acceleration, friction, work, inertia, Newton, balanced, unbalanced, inclined plane,
mechanical advantage, input, output, load
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Unit 10:
Students will:
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Astronomy
7.9A-B
(10 days)
May 22 – June 6
Vocabulary
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Understand the
characteristics of objects in
our solar system that allow
life to exist such as the
proximity of the Sun,
presence of water, and
composition of the
atmosphere.
1.
2.
Characteristics that allow life on
a planet (Earth)
The components of our solar
system History and future of
manned space exploration
Holt Science and Technology
Texas Edition Grade 7 Textbook
Chapter 1, page
Earth notes
Space Video
Guest Speaker
Solar System GIZMO
Atmosmodeler Web quest
Space Exploration Brochure
Space Exploration Summary PPT
Identify the
accommodations,
considering the
characteristics of our solar
system that enabled manned
space exploration.
Space Quiz
SUMMATIVE
ASSESSMENT
Space Exploration
Brochure
Astronomy Test
Atmosphere, presence of Water, proximity to the Sun, inner planets, outer planets, manned space
exploration, solvent, nitrogen, oxygen, asteroids, gravity, mass, meteor
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