Grade 7/8 Science Unit Bundle Ontario Curriculum

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    Grade 7/8 Science Combined Grades Unit Plan

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    Grade 7/8 Science | PDF and Digital Formats: Teachers are provided with 150 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 7 and 8 science. This 8-unit bundle will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Interactions in the Environment, Heat in the Environment, Pure Substances and Mixtures, Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Cells, Water Systems, Fluids, and Systems in Action. 

    • 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

    Lesson Overview:

    Grade 7 Unit - Interactions in the Environment (Ecosystems)

    1. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Matching Activity
    2. Elements of Ecosystems
    3. Ecosystems - Examples and Interactions
    4. Energy Transfer and Food Chains
    5. Biotic Elements Quiz
    6. Matter Cycling
    7. Ecological Succession
    8. Ecosystem Limits
    9. Species At Risk & Invasive Species Assignment
    10. Human Interactions in the Environment
    11. Indigenous Perspectives
    12. Environmental Investigation Case Study: Electric Cars
    13. Environmental Protection Stations
    14. Ecosystem Summative Lab (3 options)
    15. Ecosystems Unit Test
    16. Sub Plans

    Grade 7 Unit - Heat in the Environment

    1. Safety Lesson
    2. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
    3. Introduction To Heat
    4. Heat Production
    5. Heat and Temperature
    6. The Particle Theory
    7. Heat and Volume
    8. Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
    9. Heat Video
    10. Teacher Demonstration: Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
    11. Student Lab: Melting Ice Cubes
    12. Heating and Cooling of the Earth
    13. Greenhouse Gases
    14. Investigation: Benefits of Technology With Heat
    15. Stations & Project-Based Learning: Energy Types & Solar Panels Investigation
    16. Unit Test

    Grade 7 Unit - Pure Substances and Mixtures

    1. Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
    2. The Particle Theory
    3. Pure Substances and Mixtures
    4. Pure Substances and Mixtures Activity
    5. Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures
    6. Solutions
    7. Solution Examples Activity
    8. Concentration of Solutions
    9. Saturated Solutions
    10. Saturation Lab
    11. Separating Mixtures
    12. Separating Mixtures Lab
    13. Positive and Negative Impacts on the Environment
    14. Tar Sands Investigation
    15. Unit Test
    16. Sub Plans

    Grade 7 Unit - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

    1. Safety Lesson, Unit Vocabulary, Unit Introduction
    2. Classifying Structures
    3. Structures Video
    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 8 Unit - Cells 

    1. Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview
    2. Unit Vocabulary
    3. The Cell Theory
    4. Structures and Organelles in Cells
    5. Plant vs. Animal Cells
    6. Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
    7. The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
    8. Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
    9. Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
    10. Cellular Organisms Inquiry
    11. Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
    12. Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
    13. Mid-Unit Quiz
    14. What is a Microscope?
    15. Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
    16. Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
    17. Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
    18. Perspectives on Cell Processes
    19. Cells Final Unit Test
    20. Sub Plans

    Grade 8 Unit - Fluids

    1. Introduction: Safety Rules, Fluids Introduction & Unit Vocabulary
    2. Particle Theory of Matter
    3. What is Viscosity? and What is Flow Rate?, Experiment
    4. Mass, Volume, and Density
    5. Mass, Volume, and Density
    6. Mass-to-Volume Ratio Experiment
    7. Compressibility
    8. Canada’s Wonderland Case Study
    9. What is Buoyancy & Float or Sink Experiment
    10. Mid-Unit Quiz
    11. Pressure, Volume, and Temperature & Optional Experiment
    12. Pascal’s Law
    13. Fluids in Controlled and Manufactured Devices
    14. Building a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Device (2 options)
    15. Investigating Applications of Fluid Mechanics
    16. Fluid Technologies Research Inquiry
    17. The Impact of Fluid Spills
    18. Unit Test for Fluids
    19. Sub Plans

    Grade 8 Unit - Systems in Action

    1. Introduction – Safety Introductions & What Are Systems?
    2. Vocabulary
    3. Types of Systems
    4. Purpose, Inputs & Outputs of Systems
    5. The Processes and Components of a System
    6. Quiz
    7. Work, Energy, Force, and Efficiency
    8. Calculating Work
    9. Understanding Work
    10. 6 Simple Machines
    11. Understanding Mechanical Advantage
    12. Quiz
    13. Energy in Mechanical Systems
    14. Productivity with Systems in Various Industries
    15. Evolution of the Cell Phone
    16. Quiz
    17. Pulley Experiment and Mechanical Advantage
    18. Rube Goldberg Machine
    19. Owner’s Manual Exploration
    20. The Impacts of New and Evolving Systems
    21. Meeting Needs with Existing Systems – Different Perspectives
    22. Unit Test
    23. Videos

    Grade 8 Unit - Water Systems

    1. Introduction Lesson - Safety Lesson
    2. Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
    3. The Water Cycle & States of Water
    4. Watersheds
    5. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
    6. Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
    7. Inquiry
    8. Factors that Affect Glaciers & Polar Ice Caps
    9. Atmospheric Conditions & Bodies of Water
    10. Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
    11. Virtual Water Treatment Plant
    12. Testing Water Samples (3 options)
    13. Investigating Local Water Issues
    14. Bottled Water Case Study
    15. Building a Water System Device
    16. Global Water Consumption
    17. Human Impact on Water Systems
    18. Innovative Water Technology
    19. Water Systems Unit Test
    20. Sub Plans

    Resource Includes:

    • Detailed lesson plans
    • Differentiated lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
    • Mp3 audio files of each article
    • Detailed unit plans, 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 (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
    • Science Labs
    • Sub Plans
    • PDF format
    • Google Slides format

    Teacher Feedback

    1. “This is such a lifesaver! I've just started using it with my class for the heat/water units....amazing!”
    2. “Awesome resource for differentiation.”
    3. “This resource was very helpful! Thank you!”

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    Total Pages
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    Answer Key
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    Teaching Duration
    1 Year
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