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Week 1

Dates 8/4 8/5 8/6 8/7 8/8


Title


Getting to Know 7
th
Grade
Homework


Bring School Supplies:
DUE THURS 1, 3, 5/ FRIDAY 2, 6
Binder
Looseleaf paper OR Notebook
Pencils
6 Dividers
Content Objective



I will gather information and learn about my fellow classmates and my course with Ms. Lewis.
Language
Objective



I will interact with others through writing, talking, drawing and participating in activities.
Agenda




Personal License Plate
Name on Back Game
Computer Login and
Expectations
Scavenger Hunt with
Group using Google Doc
Hand Ball!
Rock, Paper, Scissors
(movement version)
Famous Scientist Project
Introduce Awards
Name Sort/Bday (Girls Vs.
Boys)
Person Scavenger Hunt
(Insight 360)
Object in Basket
Observations
Goals (week, quarter, year,
life) graphic organizer
Do Now




On a sheet of paper:
How many people can you name
in this class?
(List all the names you can think
of)
You have 3 minutes
What are the names of ALL 5
tables in the classroom (start
with yours)?
What are the tables named
after? Do you know?
Match the staff member to their
job:
Staff Member Job
Martinez Principal
Lopez Counselor
Daniel Office Man.
Macias Asst. Prin
Extra Notes,
Vocab




Week 2
Dates 8/11 8/12 8/13 8/14 8/15
Title


Getting to know The Scientific Method and Lab Expectations
Homework


Return Garden Permission Slip
DUE by THURS/FRI
Content Objective



I will create sections in my
notebook and binder, using
dividers, for all our science
resources and activities.
I will install, operate and
interact with Ms. Lewis and my
classmates using our new
Insight 360 program.
I will run The Penny Drop
Experiment with my group AND
collect and record our scientific
data from several trials.
Language
Objective

I will label my dividers neatly
and practice spelling the new
unit titles Ms. Lewis introduces.
I will digitally write and answer
questions to the best of my
ability on Insight 360.
I will average the data from the
trials on a document in Insight
360 and write a summary of our
findings.
Agenda




2 Rows of 4 Cup
Challenge
Supply Check
Color Code Binders by
class Period
Label and/or create
dividers
Password Sheet
Class Dojo Account Set
Up (Veteran students
help new students)
Awards!
Goals (week, quarter,
year, life) Graphic
Organizer
Paperclip Mystery
Lab Rules Review
Document on Insight 360
for Lab Experiment
Run Penny Drop
Experiment
Record Data and Make
Conclusions
Reflect on Experiment
Do Now




Match the Famous Scientist with
their contribution to society and
science.
Scientist, What they did
Pasteur, pasteurization
Mathaai, Created Farms and
Planted Trees
Watson/Crick, DNA
Bill Nye, Education on TV

Match the Famous Scientist with
their contribution to society and
science.
Scientist, What they did
Darwin, Theory of Evolution
Goodall, Researched Shakiras
Cousins
Jeff Corwin, Wildlife Biologist on
TV
Einstein, Refrigerator
What do you remember from 6
th

grade about the scientific
method(Can you remember any
of the steps?)

Make a circle map to brainstorm
1) Draw a circle
2) Write Scientific Method
in the center
3) Write everything that
comes to your mind when
you think of the scientific
method (words AND/OR
pictures are ok)
Extra Notes,
Vocab


Trials
Claim + Reasoning = Hypothesis




Week 3
Dates 8/18 8/19 8/20 8/21 8/22
Title


Car Lab
Homework


Complete Car Lab Write Up Complete Car Lab Write Up Study Quizlet set of new Science
Terms for MON/TUES
Content Objective



I will construct a car (out of the
materials provided by Ms.
Lewis) and test how far it
travels.
I will complete and revise my
first lab report for Ms. Lewis
I will define and illustrate new
science vocabulary in my Science
Dictionary.
Language
Objective



I will talk, brainstorm and write
a scientific procedure with my
group based on our experiment.
I will edit my grammar, writing
and punctuation using the
checklist provided by Ms. Lewis.
I will organize and practice using
new vocabulary with my science
dictionary AND Quizlet.
Agenda




Google Docs Science
Folder Set Up
Scientists Log Template
Steps on Doc Cam
together
Group planning time
Run and test experiments
in hallway
Awards
Complete Scientists
Log/Lab Write Up
Set Up Science Dictionary
Define and illustrate
words in Science
Dictionary
Set up Quizlet Account
Enter in password sheet
Practice using Quizlet
Do Now

What is a trial (in an
experiment)? Think back to our
A hypothesis includes your
_______________ and your
Come up with a definition and
picture for each word below:



Penny Lab.
Why should we have more than
one trial in an experiment?
_______________. (Check your notes
from THURS/FRI)

1) Trial
2) Hypothesis
3) Claim
4) Reasoning
Extra Notes,
Vocab




Week 4
Dates 8/25 8/26 8/27 8/28 8/29
Title


Cells! One Cell, Many Cells (1.1)
Homework


Complete Animal and Plant Cell
Drawings
Complete Animal and Plant Cell
Double Bubble
Plant and Animal Cell Drawings
due TUESDAY
Content Objective



I will distinguish between
unicellular and multicellular
organisms.
I will differentiate between the
characteristics of animal and
plant cells.
I will compare and contrast
animal and plant cells by creating
a double bubble map and model
of the cells.

Language
Objective



I will map new science content
on the appropriate Thinking
Map and score above an 80% on
my exit ticket.
I will plan, label and color code
my double bubble map AND
write a paragraph summarizing
it!
I will organize my information
into the double bubble map and
draw the parts of the cell.
Agenda

Brain Pop! On Cells Awards Complete Double Bubble



Brainstorm Cells on a
Circle Map in your
notebook
Cell Theory Coloring
Science Magnifier on
Weebly (Microscope
Pictures)
Take notes on your
Thinking Maps
Exit Ticket on Google
Dojo Accounts Mini Group Project
Expectations
Animal and Plant Cell Part
Models!
Google Doc on new science
vocabulary

Do Now




Brainstorm Cells by creating a
Circle Map with pictures
AND/OR words.
What is the difference between
unicellular and multicellular
organisms?
Name at least 2 differences
between ANIMAL and PLANT
cells.
Extra Notes,
Vocab


Unicellular, multicellular,
organism
Cell wall, cell membrane,
nucleus, chloroplast,
mitochondria, vacuole,
cytoplasm


Week 5
Dates 9/2 9/3 9/4 9/5
Title


Plant Vs. Animal Cell (1.2)
Homework


Complete Animal and Plant Cell
Model
Study Quizlet set of new Science
Terms for MON/TUES
Content Objective I will complete my plant and I will complete my cell I will construct a cell model out of



animal cell drawing and label all
parts.
vocabulary on Google Docs. food and compare the organelles
to a real cell.

Language
Objective



I will write my own definitions
and pictures to represent cell
vocabulary.
I will write my own definitions
and pictures to represent cell
vocabulary.
I will write a description and
function for each cell organelle in
my science dictionary.


Agenda




Complete Animal and
Plant Cell Models
Cell Vocab on Google
Docs
Magic School Bus Goes
Cellular!
Awards
Go Over Magic School Bus
Complete Goes Cellular
Food Cell Models (Plant
and Animal)
Google Docs Science
Dictionary

Do Now




What are 2 parts plant cells have
that animal cells do not?
Go over Do Now from Sub What is an organelle?
What does the nucleus of the cell
do (what is its function)?
Extra Notes,
Vocab


Organelle
function

Week 6
Dates 9/8 9/9 9/10 9/11 9/12
Title


Review of 1.1 and 1.2
Homework


Study Quizlet set of new Science
Terms for WEDN
Study for Quiz on THURS/FRI Quiz Today
Content Objective



I will define and illustrate new
science vocabulary in my
Science Dictionary.

I will review for the cell quiz by
studying my Quizlet set with a
partner.
I will use my resources, new
knowledge and test taking skills
to do best on my quiz.
Language
Objective



I will organize and practice
using new vocabulary with my
science dictionary AND Quizlet.
I will speak to my partner about
cells using science vocabulary
terms.
I will write in complete sentences
and eliminate incorrect answers
where necessary.
Agenda




Set Up Science Dictionary
Define and illustrate
words in Science
Dictionary
Set up Quizlet Account
Enter in password sheet
Practice using Quizlet
Awards
Download Show Me on
IPAD
Review Show Me
Quiz

Do Now




Label the parts of the plant cell:

Which of these organisms are
unicellular?
Bacteria
Algae
Plants
Mushrooms
People
Amoeba
An egg
Paramecium
A worm
Match the part of the cell to its
function:
Nucleus = brain
Mitochondria = powerhouse
Cell Membrane = lets stuff in and
out
Vacuole = storage
Chloroplast = makers plants
green
Extra Notes,
Vocab




Week 7
Dates 9/15 -9/16 9/17 9/18 9/20
Title


Blood Connects ALL Systems (1.3)
Homework


Find out your blood type Find out your blood type Complete Achieve and EScience
Article
Content Objective



I will be able to draw and
explain the components of our
blood.
I will be able to draw and
explain the components of our
blood.
I will be able to navigate through
Achieve and EScience 3000 so I
can apply the articles to what we
are learning!
Language
Objective



I will create an analogy
comparing food to our blood
model.
I will create an analogy
comparing food to our blood
model.
I will generate my own questions
about the topic in the article
Agenda




Body System Brainstorm
Model Making!
Circulatory System Video

Awards
Complete Blood Lesson
Complete Bill Nye
Google Forms Check for
Understanding
Achieve 3000 Article
Escience
Do Now

What do you know about body
systems? Can you name any
What are the 4 components of
blood?
Write down your Achieve 3000
login here:



body systems?

(Look on p. 469 in the Life
Science Book at your table)

What job to platelets perform?
Extra Notes,
Vocab


Component
Circulatory system
Red blood cells
White blood cells
Platelets
Plasma




Week 8
Dates 9/23 -9/24 9/25 9/26 9/27
Title


Major Human Body Systems (1.3)
Homework


Body Systems Projects Due
THURS/FRI
Body Systems Projects Due
THURS/FRI
Body Systems Projects Due
THURS/FRI
Content Objective



I will choose a body system
begin to gather information on
that body systems.
same same
Language
Objective



I will use my science resources
to take notes and collect specific
information on my body system.
same same
Agenda

Go Over Quiz Awards Body Systems Project



Review EScience
EScience Blood Article
Complete Achieve
Intro to Body Systems
Projects
Project Time Work Time!
Do Now




Describe what happens to your
blood if you get dehydrated
Where are blood cells made
(think back to Bill Nye)?
What system is responsible for
fighting diseases in your body?
Extra Notes,
Vocab


Component
Circulatory system
Hemoglobin

Musculoskeletal System
Digestive System
Excretory System
Respiratory System
Nervous System



Week 9
Dates 9/29 9/30 10/1 10/2 10/3
Title


Major Human Body Systems (1.3)
Homework


Body Systems Projects Due
TODAY
Body Systems Project
Presentations THURS/FRI

Be ready for your presentation
next week if you did not go today!
Content Objective



I will put finishing touches on
my project and prepare for my
presentation.
I will recognize the necessary
requirements of my plant.
I will show respect toward my
classmates and summarize my
learning on a graphic organizer.
Language
Objective

I will use the checklist and
rubric provided by Ms. Lewis to
check over my groups work.
I will participate in greening the
city through my actions!
I will write the role, facts and
vocabulary for each system I
learn about.
Agenda




Garden Trip
Work Time
Rubric and Checklist
Practice Presentation
Awards
Plant Plants!
Hand Ball
Project Presentation
Expectations
System Summary Sheet
Project Presentations
Do Now




Which system is in control of
making your hand move when
you touch something hot?
Explain why you chose your
answer.
Name 2 facts your learned about
your body system
Name at least 1 major organ in
your body system.
Extra Notes,
Vocab


TBA by groups during their presentations.


Week 10
Dates 10/6 10/7 10/8 10/9 10/10
Title


Major Human Body Systems (1.3)
Homework


Be ready for your presentation Check your Engrade Account Benchmarks
Content Objective

I will show respect toward my
classmates and summarize my
I will recognize the necessary
requirements of my plant.
I will show respect toward my
classmates and summarize my


learning on a graphic organizer. learning on a graphic organizer.
Language
Objective

I will write the role, facts and
vocabulary for each system I
learn about.
I will participate in greening the
city through my actions!
I will write the role, facts and
vocabulary for each system I
learn about.
Agenda




Garden/Water Plants
Presentations
Awards
Engrade
Water Plants
Benchmarks
Do Now




What are 3 things the skeletal
system does for us?
The muscular system is
connected to the skeletal system
because
What helps you best when you
are taking a test?
Extra Notes,
Vocab


TBA by groups during their presentations.