This year, our department moved from interactive notebooks to binder packets. This is the packet we used for our unit on ecosystem interactions. It includes the following topics:
- Symbiosis (mutualism and parasitism)*
- Engineering Design
We used the California Next Generation Science Standards for grade 7.
The light bulb pages are meant as a review and to anchor the unit. Students will generate questions based on anchoring phenomena, creating models to explain what they observe. These models will be revised throughout the unit. Anticipated questions include "Why are there so many carp in the river?" and "Why do some bacteria make us sick, while we need others?"
This was originally created as a Google Doc. If you would like that version, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll share it. All I ask is for your feedback so I can improve this resource for others and my own students! Additionally, I have a more in-depth unit outline that I can share as well.