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Science 7 (Period 5)

Instructor
Grace Colgan
Department
Science

Course Description

 Welcome to 7th Grade Science with Ms. Colgan! This year we will be covering physical science, life science, and chemical science. 

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DROP DEAD DEADLINE FOR TRIMESTER 2 LATEWORK

MONDAY FEBRUARY 25TH IS THE LAST DAY TO TURN IN ANY LATE WORK FOR PARTIAL CREDIT FOR TRIMESTER 2

Week 24 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/18 

Presidents Day Holiday 

 ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Tuesday  

2/19 

Day 1 of Water Engineering Project: Assign team roles, decide design, begin research 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Water Engineering Project:  

Make sure you have page 2 "Logistics" completely filled out.  

  • Design Choice 
  • Team Member Roles 

 

 

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Wednesday 

2/20 

Day 2 of Water Engineering Project: Research design, begin brainstorm of materials and design sketch 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Water Engineering Project:  

Make sure you have page 3 "Research" completed before class tomorrow 

  • Two different sources 
  • Completed notes on your assigned research topic 

 

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Thursday 

2/21 

Day 3 of Water Engineering Project: Finish materials list and design sketch 

 

 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Water Engineering Project:  

Make sure you have pages 4 and 5 completed 

  • Which materials you will be using as well as rationale for each 
  • Which materials you are bringing from home and rationale 
  • Initial design sketch completed with ALL dimensions and ALL materials labeled 

Bring any materials you need from home to build your design 

 

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Friday 

2/22 

Day 2 of Water Engineering Project: Begin Building Design 

ALL LATE WORK DUE MONDAY 2/25

Water Engineering Project:  

Bring any materials you need from home to build your design 

Week 23 Tentative Agenda

Week 23 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

2/11 

Lincoln Holiday

No School

Tuesday  

2/12 

Finish San Andreas 

 

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Wednesday 

2/13 

San Andreas CER

 

San Andreas CER due Friday 12/15:

We will be working on this in class all day Wednesday and Thursday, it is due Friday

 

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Thursday 

2/14 

San Andreas Evaluation CER 

 

San Andreas CER due Friday 12/15:

We will be working on this in class all day Wednesday and Thursday, it is due Friday

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points!  

Friday 

2/15 

Intro to Water Filtration Engineering Challenge

Extra Credit Opportunity: We have been learning about earthquakes for the past few weeks and you now know that we are in danger of an earthquake happening at any time. It is important to be SAFE.  

Discuss with your family members that you live with AT LEAST TWO strategies you can implement to make your family/home more prepared for an earthquake. Bring proof you have implemented both of these strategies (can be a note, photo, email etc from you parents/guardians)  

 

Up to three extra credit points! 

Week 21 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/28 

Work on Earthquake PPT 

 

Tuesday  

1/29 

Work on Earthquake PPT 

 

Wednesday 

1/30 

Finish Earthquake PPT 

 

Begin Presentations 

-Practice your oral presentation so you are prepared and DO NOT read off the slides. BE self-confident through practice! đŸ™‚  

 

Permission Slip for San Andreas movie DUE FRIDAY

Thursday 

1/31 

Continue Presentations 

-Practice your oral presentation so you are prepared and DO NOT read off the slides. BE self-confident through practice! đŸ™‚  

Permission Slip for San Andreas movie DUE FRIDAY

Friday 

2/1 

Finish Presentations 

 Permission Slip for San Andreas movie DUE FRIDAY

Week 20

Week 19 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/14 

No School 

 

Tuesday  

1/15 

Mesosuarus Poster Gallery Walk 

 

Intro to Earthquake Project 

 

Wednesday 

1/16 

Sub Day (Ms. Colgan on 8th Grade Fieldtrip) 

 

Continue Earthquake Project 

 

Thursday 

1/17 

Continue Earthquake Project 

 

Friday 

1/25 

No Pupil Day 

 

Week 19 Tentative Agenda

Week 19 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/14 

Mesosaurus Museum Sketch 

Study for Plate Motion Final Quiz: 

Use Amplify "Plate Motion"  Chapter 2 Lesson 2.6 to study. This is the previous quiz 

  1. I can explain what the Earth layers look like underneath land and water.  
  2. I can explain the difference between a divergent plate boundary and a convergent plate boundary. 
  3. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a convergent plate boundary.  
  4. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a divergent plate boundary.  
  5. I can explain and model how new plates form at a divergent plate boundary.  
  6. I can explain and model how new plates form at a convergent plate boundary.  
  7. I can explain how plate movement affects distribution of fossils. 
  8. I understand and can use fossil/soil evidence to predict what the plates positioning used to look like millions of years ago.  
  9. I know the definition of a cross-section and can apply it to diagrams.  
  10. I can explain what the patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes can teach us about plate boundaries and plate movement. 

Tuesday  

1/15 

Mesosaurus Museum Sketch Gallery Walk 

Study for Plate Motion Final Quiz: 

Use Amplify "Plate Motion"  Chapter 2 Lesson 2.6 to study. This is the previous quiz 

  1. I can explain what the Earth layers look like underneath land and water.  
  2. I can explain the difference between a divergent plate boundary and a convergent plate boundary. 
  3. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a convergent plate boundary.  
  4. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a divergent plate boundary.  
  5. I can explain and model how new plates form at a divergent plate boundary.  
  6. I can explain and model how new plates form at a convergent plate boundary.  
  7. I can explain how plate movement affects distribution of fossils. 
  8. I understand and can use fossil/soil evidence to predict what the plates positioning used to look like millions of years ago.  
  9. I know the definition of a cross-section and can apply it to diagrams.  
  10. I can explain what the patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes can teach us about plate boundaries and plate movement.  

Wednesday 

1/16 

Review Day 

Study for Plate Motion Final Quiz: 

Use Amplify "Plate Motion"  Chapter 2 Lesson 2.6 to study. This is the previous quiz 

  1. I can explain what the Earth layers look like underneath land and water.  
  2. I can explain the difference between a divergent plate boundary and a convergent plate boundary. 
  3. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a convergent plate boundary.  
  4. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a divergent plate boundary.  
  5. I can explain and model how new plates form at a divergent plate boundary.  
  6. I can explain and model how new plates form at a convergent plate boundary.  
  7. I can explain how plate movement affects distribution of fossils. 
  8. I understand and can use fossil/soil evidence to predict what the plates positioning used to look like millions of years ago.  
  9. I know the definition of a cross-section and can apply it to diagrams.  
  10. I can explain what the patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes can teach us about plate boundaries and plate movement.  

Thursday 

1/17 

Plate Motion Final Quiz Part I 

Study for Plate Motion Final Quiz: 

Use Amplify "Plate Motion"  Chapter 2 Lesson 2.6 to study. This is the previous quiz 

  1. I can explain what the Earth layers look like underneath land and water.  
  2. I can explain the difference between a divergent plate boundary and a convergent plate boundary. 
  3. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a convergent plate boundary.  
  4. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a divergent plate boundary.  
  5. I can explain and model how new plates form at a divergent plate boundary.  
  6. I can explain and model how new plates form at a convergent plate boundary.  
  7. I can explain how plate movement affects distribution of fossils. 
  8. I understand and can use fossil/soil evidence to predict what the plates positioning used to look like millions of years ago.  
  9. I know the definition of a cross-section and can apply it to diagrams.  
  10. I can explain what the patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes can teach us about plate boundaries and plate movement.  

Friday 

1/18 

Plate Motion Final Quiz Part II 

Study for Plate Motion Final Quiz: 

  1. I can explain what the Earth layers look like underneath land and water.  
  2. I can explain the difference between a divergent plate boundary and a convergent plate boundary. 
  3. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a convergent plate boundary.  
  4. I can explain and model what happens to plate movement with a divergent plate boundary.  
  5. I can explain and model how new plates form at a divergent plate boundary.  
  6. I can explain and model how new plates form at a convergent plate boundary.  
  7. I can explain how plate movement affects distribution of fossils. 
  8. I understand and can use fossil/soil evidence to predict what the plates positioning used to look like millions of years ago.  
  9. I know the definition of a cross-section and can apply it to diagrams.  
  10. I can explain what the patterns of volcanoes and earthquakes can teach us about plate boundaries and plate movement. 

Week 18 Tentative Agenda

Week 18 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

1/7 

The lithosphere 

 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EeOaQQaJS_FJqY_f1HGYf0oBrXNRVS7NOmrXPJGnRJAfIg?e=F9lZHl  

  1. Cut out plates  
  2. Using the fossil evidence provided, reconstruct the plates into one giant super landmass and glue/tape onto the green piece of paper  
  3. Glue paper onto page 104

Tuesday  

1/8 

Reconstruction Gondwanaland 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.3 

 

Wednesday 

1/9 

Writing about Mesosaurus 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.4 

 

Thursday 

1/10 

Mesosaurus Seminar 

 

Friday 

12/21 

Mesosaurus Seminar 

 

Week 17 Tentative Schedule

Week 16 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/16 

Considering Rate of Plate Movement 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.1 

 

Complete page 97  

 

Amplify Chapter 3, Lesson 3.1, Activity 2

Tuesday  

12/18 

A Continental Puzzle 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.2 

 

Wednesday 

12/19 

Reconstruction Gondwanaland 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.3 

 

Thursday 

12/20 

Writing about Mesosaurus 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.4 

 

Friday 

12/21 

Assembly Schedule and Minimum Day 

Have a fantastic break!

Week 16 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/10 

Explaining Plate-Mantle Interactions  

(Chapter 2 Lesson 2.3) 

Study for Quiz:  

Topics:  

-Plate Tectonics vs. Continents 

-Divergent Boundaries 

-Convergent Boundaries 

-Mid-Oceanic Ridges 

-Trenches 

-How earthquakes and volcanoes are linked to different types of plate boundaries 

  

IN Page: 70-94 

Tuesday  

12/11 

Modeling Plate-Mantle Interactions 

(Chapter 2 Lesson 2.4) 

Study for Quiz:  

Topics:  

-Plate Tectonics vs. Continents 

-Divergent Boundaries 

-Convergent Boundaries 

-Mid-Oceanic Ridges 

-Trenches 

-How earthquakes and volcanoes are linked to different types of plate boundaries 

  

IN Page: 70-94 

Wednesday 

12/13 

Identifying Plate Motion at a Plate Boundary (Chapter 2 Lesson 2.5) 

Study for Quiz:  

Topics:  

-Plate Tectonics vs. Continents 

-Divergent Boundaries 

-Convergent Boundaries 

-Mid-Oceanic Ridges 

-Trenches 

-How earthquakes and volcanoes are linked to different types of plate boundaries 

  

IN Page: 70-94 

AMPLIFY Extra Practice: Chapter 2, Lesson 2.5 "Homework" and Chapter 1 Lesson 2.4 "Homework" 

Thursday 

12/14 

Sub Day 

 

Quiz on Amplify Ch 1 and 2 

 

Friday 

12/15 

Exploring Iceland's Plate Boundary  

(Chapter 2 Lesson 2.6) 

 

Week 15 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/3 

Analyzing Patterns at Plate Boundaries 

(Amplify Chapter 1 Lesson 1.4) 

  1. What do you notice about where earthquakes occur in relation to plate boundaries? 
  2. Does there seem to be a pattern/connection between the location of plate boundaries and earthquakes? 
  3. Does this pattern exist in one or all four areas? What can this tell us about plate boundaries and earthquakes on all Earth?  
  4. Why do you think this pattern exists? What do you think this pattern can tell us about plates that make up Earth's outer layer? 

 

Tuesday  

12/4 

Analyzing Patterns at Plate Boundaries continued 

(Amplify Chapter 1 Lesson 1.4) 

 

Wednesday 

12/5 

Exploring what is underneath Earth’s Plates 

(Amplify Chapter 2 Lesson 2.1) 

 

  

 

Thursday 

12/6 

Listening to Earth 

(Amplify Chapter 2 Lesson 2.2) 

 

 

 

Friday 

12/7 

Explaining Plate-Mantle Interactions 

(Amplify Chapter 2 Lesson 2.3) 

 

Week 14 Tentative Schedule

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

11/26 

Insight Landing 

 

Tuesday  

11/27 

The Mesosauraus 

Chapter 1 Lesson 1.2 

Jigsaw for Scientific Drilling  

 

Wednesday 

11/28 

Introduction to Amplify 

 

Exploring Earth’s Outermost Layer 

(Amplify Chapter 1 Lesson 1.2) 

 

  

 

Thursday 

11/29 

Exploring Earth's Plates 

(Amplify Chapter 1 Lesson 1.3) 

 

 

 

 

Friday 

11/30 

Substitute: Bill Nye Plate Tectonics 

 

Week 13 Tentative Agenda

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

11/12 

Veterans Day No School 

Study for States of Matter Quiz pages 53-65 

What to know: 

  1. The different states of matter 
  2. How matter changes from one state to another (phase changes) 
  3. The definitions of sublimation, melting, evaporation, freezing, condensation, deposition 
  4. The difference between potential and kinetic energy 
  5. How the kinetic and potential energy of matter changes during a phase change 
  6. How temperature influences phase changes 

Tuesday  

11/13 

Review Ice Cream Lab 

Study for States of Matter Quiz pages 53-65 

What to know: 

  1. The different states of matter 
  2. How matter changes from one state to another (phase changes) 
  3. The definitions of sublimation, melting, evaporation, freezing, condensation, deposition 
  4. The difference between potential and kinetic energy 
  5. How the kinetic and potential energy of matter changes during a phase change 
  6. How temperature influences phase changes 

Wednesday 

11/14 

Review for Quiz 

Study for States of Matter Quiz pages 53-65 

What to know: 

  1. The different states of matter 
  2. How matter changes from one state to another (phase changes) 
  3. The definitions of sublimation, melting, evaporation, freezing, condensation, deposition 
  4. The difference between potential and kinetic energy 
  5. How the kinetic and potential energy of matter changes during a phase change 
  6. How temperature influences phase changes 

Thursday 

11/15 

States of Matter Quiz 

 

Friday 

11/16 

Intro to Amplify 

 

Intro to plate tectonics 

 

Friday 11/9

We will be doing an Ice Cream Lab if you'd like to bring toppings/bowl to eat with the ice cream you make!