These are all of the essential facts and data tracking tool to show student learning growth towards the essential facts they need to know by the end of 7th grade science (developed directly from the TEKS). The files are in Word format so that you can easily customize the information for your classroom.
I use this as an anchor activity, as part of the flipped classroom model, and sometimes as the daily warm-up. As students memorize the essential facts, class time is more meaningfully spent on engaging and higher-level application of the concepts.
I give a weekly "knowledge check" over the material and have students track their progress on the included data tracking tool.