Welcome To FMS Science 7 - Where Science Comes Alive!

Adam and Jaime with the Mythbusters logo
Adam and Jaime with the Mythbusters logo

Adam and Jaime from Mythbusters practice Scientific Inquiry Method to solve science mysteries.

Here are the big questions we will try to answer this year in Life Science 7:

1. How do the structures of organisms contribute to life’s functions?

2. How do organisms grow, develop, and reproduce?

3. How do organisms obtain and use matter and energy?

4. How do matter and energy move through an ecosystem?

5. How do organisms interact with other organisms in the physical environment to obtain matter and energy?

6. How does genetic variation among organisms in a species affect survival and reproduction?

7. How does the environment influence genetic traits in populations over multiple generations?

Week 1


DATE: Th AUG. 14, 2014 First Day of School

TAKE OUT BOX: (Explains what you will need to take out each day)

BELLWORK: Engineer a LEGO structure as a team. Teamwork rules in science!

Teamwork Quote
"The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team." —Phil Jackson Champion Basketball Coach
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CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Get school supplies due M 8/18

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: Teacher/Student Introductions

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CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: What is it called when you design and build things?

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Engineering Play-Well.org classes in Ventura


Wired 8 Videogames to Get Your Kid Into Engineering By Andrew Groen


DATE: F AUG. 15, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil

BELLWORK: Find out what and how you will study this year in Inquiry Science 7.

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Get school supplies due M 8/18

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: Practice your oral reading a listening skills by reading

the Classroom Management Power Point FAQ slides.

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: Name the four main subjects

you will study this year in Science 7.

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


Ten Great Reasons to Read

Power of Words

Build Your Own Dictionary
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Word Central

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Flocabulary Science

100 Top Books To Read Before Going To College



Week 2


DATE: M AUG. 18, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil

BELLWORK: Discuss maps you and your family have used to get somewhere

or to get around an amusement park like Magic Mountain.


CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Observe like a scientist the plants and trees in your neighborhood due T 8/19


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: Map the plants in the garden, for your lab group's section, on the graph paper.

Label the health of the plant. Label any wildlife that lives or flies into your section.

Label the irrigation. Use your phone to document your garden section,

to get today's temperature, and to set the alarm to know when you need to go back to class.


CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: Why is mapping an important tool in inquiry science?

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

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Journey North

Calling all Citizen Scientists
Ants Project

Science InThe News
Higgs Boson
Discovered
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Mapping with Project Budburst

Gardening Quote
“The single greatest lesson the garden teaches is that our relationship to the planet need not be zero-sum, and that as long as the sun still shines
and people still can plan and plant, think and do, we can, if we bother to try, find ways to provide for ourselves without diminishing the world. ”
-Michael Pollan Chef and Author

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DATE: T AUG. 19, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pen, Highlighter

BELLWORK: Who are your heroes (who do you admire)?

Who are your teacher's heroes? Jane Goodall, John Glenn, Bob Ballard

Can heroes motivate you to learn?

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CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: I am unique...due Th 8/21 Study for safety test.


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:


CLASSWORK:

1. Classification Game

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2. Read and highlight notes about Safety Rules and Regulations.

Map the location of the safety equipment in the lab.

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CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: Check each others safety map for accuracy.

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


EMT Videogame Disaster Hero


DATE: W AUG. 20, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Highlighter

BELLWORK: THINK PAIR SHARE - Why do scientist classify living organisms?

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: I am unique...due Th 8/21

Study for safety test - it is tomorrow -must be100% correct.


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: 1. Learn Safety Rules and Regulations

2. Map all the lab safety equipment and learn how to use it.


CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- Review safety rules and equipment.

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Video Game Designing Tools


DATE: Th AUG. 21 , 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil

BELLWORK: What makes you unique?

I am unique...DNA
Bill Nye Genes
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CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil, Colored Pencils, Science Journal

HOMEWORK: Observe birds in the wild and record observations

on paper and/or on your phone (pictures/notes) due M 8/25


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

1. Safety Test/Map

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2. Inquiry Science 7 -Science Journal Front Page -

how and what will you study this year


CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING: Test

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Disaster Hero Videogame


DATE: F AUG. 22, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil

BELLWORK: Discuss where you will go to observe birds in the wild.

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Observe birds in the wild and record observations

on paper and/or on your phone (pictures/notes) due M 8/25


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: 1. Inquiry Lab - How does carbonation affect solid objects?

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CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

What did you see? hear? feel? smell?

How is a hypothesis different from a wild guess?

Will you be graded lower if your hypothesis is incorrect? Explain why or why not?

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

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Discovery Virtual Lab: Critters

Cornell University ebird

eBird App

National Audubon Society


Week 3


DATE: M AUG. 25, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Pencil

BELLWORK:

THINK PAIR SHARE- What can you learn about science from gardening?

What can you learn about yourself from gardening?

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CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK:

Safety Rules and Regulations Parent Signature

Invitation to Back to School Night Th Sept. 4, 2014


NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: 1. Garden Goals 2. Garden Safety 3. Garden Tools

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1. A Life Lab Garden is a place where students…
  • Are inspired to ask questions and seek answers through their own research and observations.
  • Observe the workings of a diverse ecosystem first-hand.
  • Recognize their ability to create a place of beauty and ecological significance.
  • Discover the connections between themselves, their peers, and the natural world.
  • Contribute to the production of healthy food, from seed to table.
  • Apply concepts learned in multiple academic areas: science, history, language arts, math, PE, art, music, dance
  • Learn more about gardening at Life Lab
2. Garden Safety
  • NEVER RUN
  • PAY ATTENTION TO THE JOB
  • TAKE TURNS
3. Garden Tools
  • Learn how to use the tools correctly
  • Use the correct tool for the job

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- What did you accomplish in the garden today?

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Food What? Youth Empowerment Program

Life Lab in Santa Cruz

Cornell's Garden Mosaics


DATE: T AUG. 26, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal - Write three observations about the birds you observed

in nature; concentrate on physical characteristics (feet, beaks, wings, eyes, etc.)

and their behavior (guarding territory, mating calls, preening, feeding, resting, etc.).

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Cell Model Title due W 9/3

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: Inquiry Lab - Creating Paint Colors

Inquiry Science Method is PLAY & DISCOVER - try it, it is good for your brain!


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Play Bendoku Color Game

Explore Housepaint Design

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- Discuss four colors you created that you might use

to paint a home and explain why you chose them.


EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Color Vision
Click to Run

Phet Color Vision Sim

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3M Science


DATE: W AUG. 27, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda if you do not have your password

BELLWORK: Keyboarding Test - # of words/minute & # of errors

Free Typing Game Net

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Cell Model Title due W 9/3

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

1. Computer Lab Rules and Procedures

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2. Explore Cells Alive

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2. Research Cells on Google and Bing Search Engines and find one that interests you.

Six Kingdoms of Living Things

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Archeabacteria Protist Volvox
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Fungi Plant Animal Brain Cell

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- Discuss what is a cell and did you find any that interest you.

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

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CellCraft
Watch Cell Cams on Cells Alive website
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DATE: Th AUG. 28, 2014

BELLWORK:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

Science Journal - What is made of cells? What is not made of cells?


CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Microscope Collection 10 Small Items due F 8/29

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: Skills Lab: Accurately Measuring Liquid Volume

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Measuring Liquid Volume Correctly: Read to the bottom of the meniscus.
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Picture: 35.0 ml

Measurement
Bill Nye Measurement
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CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- What pattern did you discover after you completed the lab?

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Writing a Scientific Lab Conclusion

The conclusion summarizes, in about one page or less, what you discovered based on your experimental results.
The conclusion states the hypothesis and indicates whether the data supports it.
The conclusion can also include a brief description of plans for exploring ideas for future experiments.
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Read the conclusion below and discuss what the student learned from the experiment.
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EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

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They Might Be Giants: Put It To the Test
They Might Be Giants: Cells Video


DATE: F AUG. 29 , 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK:

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How A Microscope Works
Learn How to Use a Microscope

Discovery Channel: Cells

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK: Observe the sky at night and look for the moon due M 9/2

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK: 1. Introduction to Care and Use of the Microscope/ Dry Mount Slide Preparation

2. Free Exploration of Microscope Collection 3. Stain and Observe Your Cheek Cells


CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE- Discuss what you liked best under the microscope.

Explain why scientists use stains on cells.


EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


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Filament Games

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Microcospy UK
The Six Kingdoms
Life Made of Cells
Life Science Images
Paleontology Portal
Microbe Zoo
Tissues of Life
How the Golgi Body Works

Week 4


DATE: M Sept. 2, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK:

Science Journal - Practice Answering Questions

1. What is it called when you design and build things?

When you design and build things it is called.

2. How is a hypothesis different from a wild guess?

A hypothesis is different from a wild guess because__.

3. Will your be graded lower if the hypothesis is incorrect? Explain why

Your grade will never be lower if the hypothesis is incorrect because__.

4. Why is safety important in a science lab? Safety is important in a science lab because ___.

CHAMPS:

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-


EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:

Scientific Method
Rap
Forensic Files
Virtual Lab
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DATE: T Sept. 3, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal -

CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


DATE: W Sept. 4, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal -

CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


DATE: Th Sept. 4, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal -

CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


DATE: F Sept. 5, 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal -

CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING:


Week 5




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Common Core
Websites

Classroom
Management:

CHAMPS
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ISTE Technology
Student Standards
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Bloom's
Taxonomy
of Higher
Order
Thinking
Skills

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Next
Generation
Science
Standards
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Textbook:
Glencoe
Focus on
Life Science


DATE: Sept. , 2014

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

BELLWORK: Science Journal -

CHAMPS:

TAKE OUT BOX: Agenda, Science Journal, Pen, Pencil

HOMEWORK:

NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, COMMON CORE, ISTE TECHNOLOGY:

CLASSWORK:

CHECKING FOR UNDERSTANDING:

THINK PAIR SHARE-

EXTENDING YOUR LEARNING: