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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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Week 17 Tentative Schedule

Week 16 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

12/16 

Considering Rate of Plate Movement 

 

Amplify Ch 3 Lesson 3.1 

 

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! 

Week 12 Tentative Agenda

Week 12 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

11/5 

Review Dry Ice Lab/Analysis 

 

Tuesday  

11/6 

States of Matter 

 

Wednesday 

11/7 

Heating Curve 

 

Phase Changes 

 

Thursday 

11/8 

Ice Cream PreLab 

Finish prelab for Ice Cream Lab  

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EWUmG9C9BUtIlHfwhgyWs2QBb-c0tJhRCshA6y2i_kEs4w?e=FZs0AX  

Friday 

11/9 

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

Week 11 Tentative Agenda

Week 11 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

10/29 

Introduction to Unit 2 

 

Big Idea Connection 

 

Tuesday  

10/30 

Drop in a Bucket Demo  

 

Dry Ice Prelab 

Dry Ice Prelab due if not finished in class 

https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EbsUSSIRtaxOuxrCTO2jAZcBgIAxieudOsPDg6a8qmqTsg?e=VDIkWb  

Wednesday 

10/31 

Halloween! 

 

Thursday 

11/1 

Dry Ice Lab Part I 

Finish written observations and drawing model for JUST dry ice if not completed in class  

Friday 

11/2 

Dry Ice Lab Part II  

 

Week 10 Tentative Schedule

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

10/22 

Unit 1 Review: Stations  

Study for Unit Test (IN pages 23-45)

Study Guide: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/Ee_u8wL_lxRPk9AscXLty2YByMLampBmjZd25F-jv5MG_w?e=ILyHoc 

Molecules: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EV9kfYERIodIj_A8_ZyK1GEBhx3pYn-III5vC79COxR8WA?e=XKnaDV  

Tuesday  

10/23 

Unit 1 Review: Stations 

Study for Unit Test (IN pages 23-45)

Study Guide: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/Ee_u8wL_lxRPk9AscXLty2YByMLampBmjZd25F-jv5MG_w?e=ILyHoc 

Molecules: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EV9kfYERIodIj_A8_ZyK1GEBhx3pYn-III5vC79COxR8WA?e=XKnaDV  

Wednesday 

10/24 

Final Review Day 

Study for Unit Test (IN pages 23-45)

Study Guide: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/Ee_u8wL_lxRPk9AscXLty2YByMLampBmjZd25F-jv5MG_w?e=ILyHoc 

Molecules: https://pvpusd-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/colgang_pvpusd_net/EV9kfYERIodIj_A8_ZyK1GEBhx3pYn-III5vC79COxR8WA?e=XKnaDV  

Thursday 

10/25 

Unit 1 Test 

 

Friday 

10/26 

Begin Unit 2 

 

Week 8 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

10/8 

Intro to Molecules 

 

Tuesday  

10/9 

Water Molecule Lab 

 Finish Reflection questions from water molecule lab:

1. When you squeezed the drop of water out of the dropper, why did the droplet hang without falling for an extended period of time?

2. When you were moving the drop of water around the wax paper, what do you think was happening to the molecules of water in terms of their attraction to the other molecules of water in the droplet? 

3. When you tried to split your water drop in half, was this easy or difficult? Why do you think this was? 

4. When you tried to join your two water drops together, was this easy or difficult? Why do you think this was? 

5. Draw a model of what you think the hydrogen and oxygen atoms look like in the water molecule when you have the large droplet on the wax paper. 

Wednesday 

10/10 

Building 3D Molecules 

 

Thursday 

10/11 

Intro to Macromolecules 

 

Friday 

10/12 

Investigating Macromolecules 

 

Week 7 Tentative Agenda

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

10/1 

Intro to atoms  

 

Tuesday  

10/2 

The smallest bit 

 

Wednesday 

10/3 

Atoms Family 
 
Definition of Atoms

 

Thursday 

10/4 

Element Trading Cards (begin)

 

Friday 

10/5 

Element Trading Cards (finish) 

 

Week 6 Agenda (tentative)

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

9/24 

Nonliving vs Living

 

Tuesday  

9/25 

Abiotic vs Biotic

 

Wednesday 

9/26 

Dice Game

 Finish Reflection questions from dice game 

Thursday 

9/27 

"Cities"

 

 

Friday 

9/28 

Finish "Cities" 
Discussion of factors and human impact

 



Week 5 Tentative Agenda

  

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

9/10 

Begin Unit 1  

Yellowstone  

  

Tuesday  

9/11 

Ecosystem KWL  

 

 

 

Wednesday 

9/12 

Yellowstone cont'd

  

Thursday 

9/13 

Finish Yellowstone

  

Friday 

9/14 

Nonliving vs living 

  

Week 4 Tentative Schedule

 

 

Daily Activities  

Homework 

Monday 

9/10 

Claim, Evidence and Reasoning Introduction and practice 

 

OneNote Quiz (in class, can use OneNote class notebook) 

Website Evaluation and Evidence worksheets from Thursday and Friday due 

Tuesday  

9/11 

GMO Project Day 1 

-begin research 

 

Wednesday 

9/12 

GMO Project Day 2 

-finish research 

If didn’t finish research in class, finish for Thursday class 

 

Thursday 

9/13 

BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT  

-In Class GMO CER  

-Bad Science 

 

Friday 

9/14 

MINIMUM DAY 

 

Begin Ecology Unit