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Senior Phase Grade 7 Today Planning Pack NATURAL SCIENCES

Contents:
Work Schedule: Page Grade 7 2 Lesson Plans: Grade 7 4 Rubrics: Rubric 1 19 Rubric 2 20 Rubric 3 21

Work Schedule for Science Today Grade 7


Term
1

Week
1

LOs & ASs


LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge

Chapter
1: Life is made of this

Assessment
Informal and formal assessment

Resources
Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Large sheets of newspaper Blank paper Crayons Glue Scissors Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access

2-3

4-5

6-7

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge

2: Nutrition

Informal and formal assessment

3: The circulatory system

Informal and formal assessment

Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Example of a mindmap Clock or watch with a second hand Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Drinking straws Beakers Clear lime water Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Kidneys ox or sheep Sharp knives Wooden boards Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Musical instruments Magazines Samples of contraceptives Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Metal can, ice cubes, tissue paper, glass jar, thermometer, burner, timer, matches, tripod stand, potassium permanganate, food colouring, measuring jug, cotton thread, teaspoon, pencil, Epsom salts, water, saucers, moth balls, glasses, sand, cooking oil, powdered soap, iron filings, jam, aspirin tablets, rice, sugar, instant coffee

4: Breathing

Informal and formal assessment

8-9

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge

5: Excretion

Informal and formal assessment

10-12

13-15

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment

6: Reproduction

Informal and formal assessment

7: The particle model of matter

Informal and formal assessment

16

Revision and examinations cycle

17-18

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge

8: Properties of matter

Informal and formal assessment

Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Plastic syringe, water, potatoes, sharp knives, rulers, stones, measuring cylinders, flour, plastic containers, milk, measuring scale, bricks, sponges, wooden blocks, bread, methylated spirits, cooking oil, paraffin Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access shampoo, washing-up liquid, soap, toothpaste, litmus paper, small jar, milk, ammonia, lemon juice, cleaning fluid Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Wood, thick cardboard, a marble, a watch, plastic containers with lids, a cup, sand, pieces of string, a cork, drawing pin, Sticky tape, water Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access

19

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge

9: Acids and bases

Informal and formal assessment

20-22

10: Forces

Informal and formal assessment

23-25

26-28

LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment

11: Sources of energy

Informal and formal assessment

12: Transfer of heat energy

Informal and formal assessment

Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Internet and library access Metal rod, nail, drawing pins, candle wax, tin filled with sand, stop watch, candles, test tube, metal gauze, plastic spoon, wooden spoon, metal spoon, container of hot water, ice cube of potassium permanganate tripod, burner, 2 tin lids, Bunsen burner, petroleum jelly, 2 coins, black paint Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Globe, apples, skewers, small balls, strips of flashy paper Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Torches, balls of different sizes

29-30

31

29-32

32

13: The solar system LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge 14: The effects of LO1 Scientific rotation and revolution Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment 15: The effect the sun LO1 Scientific and moon have on Investigations Earth LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Revision and examinations cycle

Informal and formal assessment Informal and formal assessment

Informal and formal assessment

Note: You need to complete 2 formal assessment tasks per term for Natural Sciences for Grade 7. This work schedule shows all the opportunities for formal assessment.

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 1: Life is made of this


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 3.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge

Grade: 7 Weeks: 1 Integration


Languages LO2, 4 Arts and Culture LO1

Content/Knowledge: Life: The characteristics of life Cells Biological systems Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Lesson 1: The characteristics Activity 1: Learn the characteristics of life that all of life LB p1 livings things have TG p31 Activity 2: Investigate life TG p32 Lesson 2: Cells LB p3 Activity 3: Find the differences between plant and animal cells TG p32 Lesson 3: How our bodies are Activity 4: Make posters of human body systems organised LB p4 TG p33 Assessment activity TG p33 Lesson 5: Assessment LB p7

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Large sheets of newspaper Blank paper Crayons Glue Scissors

Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 3 and 5 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 2 for Lesson 3; memo for Lesson 5 (TG p33) Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Find pictures of human body systems Expanded opportunities: Extra reading on other body systems in animals

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 2: Nutrition


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 7 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour Understands sustainable use of the earths resources

Grade: 7 Weeks: 2 3 Integration


Languages LO2, 4, 5 Life Orientation LO1 Technology LO1

Content/Knowledge: Nutrition: Balanced diets and responsible choices Food groups Food and culture Digestion Diabetes Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Lesson 1: Why we need food Activity 1: Make a list of foods TG p34 LB p8 Lesson 2: What is food made of? LB p9 Lesson 3: Eat healthily Activity 2: What is a healthy food pyramid? TG p35 LB p10 Lesson 4: Food, ill health and Activity 3: Change your diet to fight ill health and disease LB p12 disease TG p35 Lesson 5: People eat different Activity 4: Celebrate the differences between foods food LB p13 TG p36 Lesson 6: Digestion LB p14 Activity 5: Interpret the diagram TG p37 Assessment activity TG p37 Lesson 7: Assessment LB p16 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lesson 7 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Memo for Lesson 7 (TG p 37) Teacher reflection:

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library

Reinforcement: Read steps and case study aloud Expanded opportunities: Compare the intestinal length of different animals

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 3: The circulatory system


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 7 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour Understands sustainable use of the earths resources

Grade: 7 Weeks: 4 5 Integration


Languages LO2, 3, 4 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1 Mathematics LO1 Social Sciences (Geography) LO1 Economic and Management Science LO1

Content/Knowledge: Circulatory system: Parts of this system Risks of heart disease Learning activities Lesson 1: The circulatory system is a transport system LB p18 Lesson 2: Parts of the circulatory system LB p18

Teaching methods/approach Activity 1: Learn about parts of the circulatory system TG p38 Activity 2: Look at the functions of blood TG p39 Activity 3: Draw the heart TG p39 Activity 4: Observe similarities and differences TG p40 Activity 5: Look at the value of heart transplants TG p40 Activity 6: Answer questions about a story TG p41 Activity 7: Determine a persons pulse rate TG p41 Discuss heart disease risk factors LB p25

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Example of a mindmap Clock or watch with a second hand

Lesson 3: Pulse rate LB p23 Lesson 4: Coronary heart disease LB p24 Assessment activity TG p42 Lesson 5: Assessment LB p26 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 4 and 5 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 4; rubric (TG p42) for Lesson 5 Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Assist with drawing a table and illustrating it Expanded opportunities: Research the first heart transplant

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 4: Breathing


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 7 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Interprets information Applies knowledge

Grade: 7 Weeks: 6 7 Integration


Languages LO1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1 Mathematics LO1 Technology LO1

Content/Knowledge: Breathing: Breathing and respiration Respiratory diseases Smoking Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Resources Science Today Grade 7 Lesson 1: Breathing and Discuss what happens when we breathe (prior Learners Book and respiration LB p27 knowledge) Teachers Guide Lesson 2: The breathing Activity 1: Fill in the missing words TG p43 system LB p28 Access to the Internet Lesson 3: How do we Activity 2: Investigate what happens when we breathe or library breathe? LB p29 in and out TG p44 Activity 3: Investigate how your lungs expand to fill with Drinking straws Beakers air TG p44 Clear lime water Activity 4: Investigate breathing TG p45 Lesson 4: Diseases of the Activity 5: Read about tuberculosis TG p45 breathing system LB p31 Activity 6: Write a slogan about the dangers of smoking TG p46 Activity 7: Investigate the cost of smoking TG p46 Assessment activity TG p46 Lesson 5: Assessment LB p34 Assessment: Reinforcement: Use flash cards Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 3, 4and 5 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal Expanded opportunities: assessment Conduct a quiz Form of assessment: Rubric 2 for Lesson 4; rubric 1 for Lesson 3; memo for Lesson 5 (TG p46) Teacher reflection:

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 5: Excretion


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 7 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Interprets information Applies knowledge

Grade: 7 Weeks: 8 9 Integration


Languages LO2, 3, 4, 5 Life Orientation LO1 Mathematics LO5

Content/Knowledge: Excretion: Kidneys Dehydration Dialysis Learning activities Lesson 1: What is excretion? LB p35 Lesson 2: The excretory system in animals LB p36

Access to the Internet Lesson 3: The excretory Activity 3: Dissect a kidney TG p48 or library system LB p36 Kidneys ox or sheep Lesson 4: The kidneys Activity 4: Read about water and urination TG p48 Sharp knives LB p38 Activity 5: Research a topic TG p49 Wooden boards Assessment activity TG p49 Lesson 5: Assessment LB p41 Assessment: Reinforcement: Assist with calculations Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 1 and 5 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal Expanded opportunities: assessment Research tobacco companies and legal case studies Form of assessment: Rubric 3 for Lesson 1; memo (TG p49) for Lesson 5 Teacher reflection:

Teaching methods/approach Activity 1: Look at excretion as a characteristic of living things TG p47 Activity 2: Learn about the excretory system of humans TG p47

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 6: Reproduction


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Categorises information Interprets information Understands science as a human endeavour Understands sustainable use of the earths resources

Grade: 7 Weeks: 10 12 Integration


Languages LO3, 5 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1, 2, 4, 5 Mathematics LO5 Social Sciences (Geography) LO1

Content/Knowledge: Reproduction: Sexual reproduction in humans Puberty Fertility Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Lesson 1: Sexual Discuss sexual reproduction in living things reproduction LB p42 Lesson 2: Sexual Discuss sexual reproduction in humans reproduction in humans LB p43 Lesson 3: Puberty growing Activity 1: Whats happening? TG p50 up LB p43 Lesson 4: The male Activity 2: Functions of male reproductive organs reproductive system LB p44 TG p51 Activity 3: Find out information about initiation in different cultures TG p52 Lesson 5: The female Activity 4: The menstrual cycle TG p52 reproductive system LB p46 Lesson 6: Fertilisation, Discuss sexual intercourse, fertilisation and care of pregnancy and birth LB p48 pregnant mothers Lesson 7: Birth LB p49 Discuss pregnancy and birth Lesson 8: Contraception LB p50 Lesson 9: Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) LB p51 Lesson 10: HIV and AIDS LB p51 Activity 5: Research contraceptives TG p53 Discuss common forms of STDs gonorrhoea, syphilis and AIDS Activity 6: How do you get HIV? TG p52 Activity 7: Living with HIV TG p54 Activity 8: Read and interpret a map TG p55 Activity 9: Fight AIDS TG p55 Activity 10: Write a song for the radio TG p56 Activity 11: Make choices TG p56 Assessment activity TG p57

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Musical instruments Magazines Samples of contraceptives

Lesson 11: Assessment LB p56 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 5, 6 and 11 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 6; rubric (TG p53) for Lesson 5; memo (TG p57) for Lesson 11 Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Provide a writing framework Expanded opportunities: Explain more about menstruation Invite a clinic nurse to talk Display data as a bar graph

LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 7: The particle model of matter


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour Understands sustainable use of the earths resources

Grade: 7 Weeks: 13 15 Integration


Languages LO1, 2, 4 Mathematics LO5 Technology LO1, 2

Content/Knowledge: Matter: Solids, liquids and gases Phase changes Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Lesson 1: Phases of matter Activity 1: Solid, liquid or gas? TG p58 LB p57 Activity 2: Investigate the particles of liquids TG p59 Activity 3: Investigate the particles of gases TG p59 Activity 4: Classify substances according to their phases TG p60 Lesson 2: Diffusion LB p60 Activity 5: Investigate diffusion TG p61 Lesson 3: Phase changes Activity 6: What happens when ice is heated? LB p62 TG p62 Activity 7: Investigate how water evaporates TG p62 Activity 8: Investigate condensation TG p63 Activity 9: Make a model of the water cycle TG p63 Activity 10: Identify phase changes TG p64 Activity 11: Grow you own crystals TG p65 Activity 12: Investigate the rate at which substances dissolve in water TG p65 Assessment activity TG p66 Lesson 4: Assessment LB p70

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Metal can, ice cubes, tissue paper, glass jar, thermometer, burner, timer, matches, tripod stand, potassium permanganate, food colouring, measuring jug, cotton thread, teaspoon, pencil, Epsom salts, water, saucers, moth balls, glasses, sand, cooking oil, powdered soap, iron filings, Aspirin tablets, rice, sugar, jam, instant coffee

Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 1 and 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 1; memo for Lesson 4 (TG p 66) Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Find pictures of solids, liquids and gases Expanded opportunities: Investigate other types of condensation

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 8: Properties of matter


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge

Grade: 7 Weeks: 16 18 Integration


Languages LO2, 4 Mathematics LO1 Technology LO1, 5

Content/Knowledge: Matter: Solids, liquids and gases Volume Mass Density Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Resources Lesson 1: Particles of matter Activity 1: Investigate the particles of gases and liquids Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and LB p71 TG p67 Teachers Guide Lesson 2: Measuring the Activity 2: Measure the volume of an object TG p68 mass and volume of matter Activity 3: Find volume by displacement TG p68 Access to the Internet LB p73 Activity 4: Measure the mass of a powder TG p69 or library Activity 5: Measure a liquid mass TG p69 plastic syringe Activity 6: Measure food in packages TG p70 Lesson 3: Density LB p77 Activity 7: Find the density of a regularly-shaped object water, potatoes, sharp knives, TG p71 rulers, Activity 8: Find the density of an irregularly-shaped stones, object TG p71 Activity 9: Work out the relationship between the mass measuring cylinders, flour, milk, bread, and volume of water TG p72 plastic containers, Activity 10: Compare densities of different substances measuring scale, TG p72 bricks, Activity 11: Predict which solids will float in liquids sponges, TG p73 wooden blocks, Activity 12: Investigate which liquids will sink and float methylated spirits, in other liquids TG p73 cooking oil, Assessment activity TG p74 Lesson 4: paraffin Assessment LB p80 Assessment: Reinforcement: Assist with measuring activities Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 2, 3 and 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal Expanded opportunities: assessment Research the periodic table Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 2; rubric (TG p71) for Lesson 3; memo (TG p74) for Lesson 4 Teacher reflection:

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 9: Acids and bases


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 3.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour Compares differing interpretations of events

Grade: 7 Weeks: 19 Integration


Languages LO2 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1 Technology LO1

Content/Knowledge: Acids and bases: Research and report writing Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Lesson 1: Acids LB p81 Discuss acids and bases and how to measure pH Lesson 2: Bases LB p81 Activity 1: Identify bases TG p75 Lesson 3: Indicators LB p82 Activity 2: Investigate whether a substance is an acid or an alkali TG p76 Activity 3: Make your own indicator and use it TG p77 Assessment activity TG p78 Lesson 4: Assessment LB p84

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Shampoo, washing-up liquid, soap, toothpaste, litmus paper, small jar, milk, ammonia, lemon juice, cleaning fluid

Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 3 and 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 3; memo (TG p78) for Lesson 4 Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Revise key vocabulary Expanded opportunities: Research use of bases in the home and different pH levels of household substances

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 10: Forces


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Categorises information Interprets information

Grade: 7 Weeks: 20 22 Integration


Languages LO2, 3, 4, 5 Mathematics LO1, 4, 5 Technology LO1, 2

Content/Knowledge: Forces: Friction Weight Mass Learning activities Lesson 1: Forces LB p85 Lesson 2: Friction LB p89 Lesson 3: Gravity LB p93 Lesson 4: Assessment LB p96

Teaching methods/approach Activity 1: Investigate what happens when objects are pushed or pulled TG p79 Activity 2: Investigate how a cork moves TG p80 Activity 3: Investigate friction TG p82 Activity 4: Investigate how you can use friction to slow down or speed up a marble TG p83 Activity 5: Interpret pictures TG p83 Activity 6: Think about weight and mass TG p84 Activity 7: Think about gravity TG p85 Assessment activity TG p86

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide

Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lesson 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Memo for Lesson 4 (TG p86) Teacher reflection:

Access to the Internet or library Wood, thick cardboard, a marble, a watch, plastic containers with lids, a cup, sand, pieces of string, a cork, a drawing pin, sticky tape, water Reinforcement: Assist with keywords Expanded opportunities: Investigate car tyres or soles of shoes

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 11: Sources of energy


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands sustainable use of the earths resources

Grade: 7 Weeks: 23 25 Integration


Languages LO2, 3, 4, 5 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1 Mathematics LO1, 2, 5 Social Sciences (Geography) LO2, 3 Economic and Management Sciences LO1

Content/Knowledge: Sources of energy: Renewable energy Solar energy vs fossil fuels Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Resources Science Today Grade 7 Lesson 1: Energy LB p98 Activity 1: Survey and record your energy use TG p87 Learners Book and Activity 2: Read a pie diagram TG p88 Teachers Guide Lesson 2: The sun LB p100 Activity 3: Investigate energy from the sun TG p89 Lesson 3: Fossil fuels Activity 4: Investigate fossil fuels TG p89 Access to the Internet LB p101 Activity 5: Draw a pie diagram to show what coal is or library used for in South Africa TG p90 Activity 6: Investigate how much of each fossil fuel is left? TG p90 Activity 7: Look at advantages and disadvantages of fossil fuels TG p91 Lesson 4: Electricity LB p105 Activity 8: Discuss why people make electricity TG p91 Lesson 5: Renewable Activity 9: Find out about renewable energy sources sources of energy LB p106 TG p92 Activity 10: Think about renewable sources of energy TG p92 Lesson 6: Nuclear energy Activity 11: Investigate whether nuclear energy is the LB p110 solution? TG p93 Lesson 7: The energy crisis Discuss the energy crisis in South Africa LB p111 Assessment activity TG p93 Lesson 8: Assessment LB p112 Assessment: Reinforcement: Revise drawing skills Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 5 and 8 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal Expanded opportunities: assessment Research other forms of renewable energy Form of assessment: Rubric 2 for Lesson 5; memo for Lesson 8 (TG p93) Teacher reflection:

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 12: Transfer of heat energy


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 10.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour

Grade: 7 Weeks: 26 28 Integration


Languages LO2, 4 Arts and Culture LO1 Life Orientation LO1 Mathematics LO1 Technology LO1, 2, 3 Social Sciences (History) LO1 Economic and Management Sciences LO4

Content/Knowledge: Heat energy: Conductors Insulators Radiation Learning activities Lesson 1: Heating matter in different phases LB p113 Lesson 2: How heat energy moves LB p115 Lesson 3: Methods of heat transfer LB p116

Teaching methods/approach Ask questions to elicit prior knowledge Activity 1: Investigate how heat travels through a metal rod TG p94 Activity 2: Find out which substance is the best conductor TG p95 Activity 3: Find out if water conducts heat TG p96 Activity 4: Design an experiment to find out which is the best insulator: sawdust, soil or air TG p97 Activity 5: Examine insulated homes TG p97 Activity 6: Investigate insulators TG p98 Activity 7: Investigate how heat energy moves through liquid TG p99 Activity 8: Investigate how a room is heated TG p99 Activity 9: Read about animal architects TG p100 Activity 10: Find out what radiation feels like TG p101 Activity 11 Find out if radiation energy is transmitted best through air, glass, cardboard or wood TG p102 Activity 12: Investigate which surface absorbs radiation best TG p102 Activity 13: Find out how desert plants stay cool TG p103 Activity 14: Write your own story TG p103

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Metal rod, nail, drawing pins, candle wax, tin filled with sand, stop watch, test tube, metal gauze, plastic spoon, wooden spoon, metal spoon, container of hot water, ice cube of potassium permanganate, tripod, burner, 2 tin lids, bunsen burner, petroleum jelly, 2 coins, black paint

Lesson 4: How plants and animals stay cool and keep warm LB p124 Assessment activity TG p104 Lesson 5: Assessment LB p127 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 3, 4 and 5 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 4; rubric (TG p97) for Lesson 3; memo (TG p104) for Lesson 5 Teacher reflection:

Reinforcement: Find pictures of different forms of heat Expanded opportunities: Read up on cacti plants

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 13: The solar system


Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 7 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge

Grade: 7 Weeks: 29 30 Integration


Languages LO2, 3, 4 Arts and Culture LO1 Mathematics LO1, 5 Technology LO1 Social Sciences (Geography) LO1, 2

Content/Knowledge: The solar system: Planets Orbits Gravity Learning activities Lesson 1: The parts of the solar system LB p128 Lesson 2: Movements of the planets LB p131

Lesson 3: Gravity in the solar system LB p135

Lesson 4: Assessment LB p138 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 2, 3and 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 1 for Lesson 2; rubric 2 for Lesson 3; memo (TG p111) for Lesson 4 Teacher reflection:

Teaching methods/approach Activity 1: Do a diagram to show the parts of the solar system TG p105 Activity 2: Find out the sizes of the planets TG p106 Activity 3: Find out about the planets and their orbits TG p107 Activity 4: Find out the planets distances from the sun and period of revolution TG p108 Activity 5: Find out about the Earths axis and rotation TG p108 Activity 6: Find out about the planets rotation TG p109 Activity 7: Think about gravitys effect on the planets TG p110 Activity 8: Make a model of the solar system TG p111 Assessment activity TG p111

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library

Reinforcement: Revise key vocabulary Expanded opportunities: Design mnemonics to remember the planets

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 14: The effects of rotation and revolution
Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 3.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour

Grade: 7 Weeks: 31 Integration


Languages LO2, 5 Mathematics LO1, 4 Technology LO1

Content/Knowledge: Earths rotation and revolution: Night and day Angle of incidence Temperature Learning activities Teaching methods/approach Resources Science Today Grade 7 Lesson 1: Day and night Activity 1: Find out why we have night and day Learners Book and LB p139 TG p113 Teachers Guide Activity 2: Find out why the length of day and night changes during the year TG p114 Lesson 2: Changes in Activity 3: Use a diagram to find out about the angle at Access to the Internet or library temperature during the year which the suns rays meet the Earth TG p115 Globe, apples, LB p142 Activity 4: Describe and test your ideas TG p117 skewers, small balls, Activity 5: Think about some other learners ideas strips of flashy paper TG p117 Activity 6: Use a model to see the differences in the effect of direct and indirect rays on a surface TG p119 Assessment activity TG p120 Lesson 3: Assessment LB p146 Assessment: Reinforcement: Revise key vocabulary Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 2 and 3 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal Expanded opportunities: assessment Investigate time zones Form of assessment: Rubric (TG p115) for Lesson 2; memo (TG p120) for Lesson 3 Teacher reflection:

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LESSON PLANS Grade 7 Chapter 15: The effect the sun and moon have on earth
Learning Areas: Natural Sciences Duration: 3.5 hours Learning Outcome Assessment Standards
LO1 Scientific Investigations LO2 Constructing Science Knowledge LO3 Science, Society and the Environment Plans investigations Conducts investigations and collects data Evaluates data and communicates findings Recalls meaningful information Categorises information Interprets information Applies knowledge Understands science as a human endeavour

Grade: 7 Weeks: 32 Integration


Languages LO2 Technology LO1 Arts and Culture LO1

Content/Knowledge: The sun and moon: Tides Eclipses Learning activities Lesson 1: The moon LB p147 Lesson 2: The tides LB p149

Lesson 3: Eclipses LB p151

Lesson 4: Assessment LB p154 Assessment: Type of assessment: Formal assessment for Lessons 1, 2 and 4 Informal assessment: all other activities can be used for informal assessment Form of assessment: Rubric 2 for Lesson 2; rubric (TG p121) for Lesson 1; memo (TG p125) for Lesson 4 Teacher reflection:

Teaching methods/approach Activity 1: Find out why the moon has phases TG p121 Activity 2: Investigate what tides are TG p122 Activity 3: Find out about the tides TG p123 Activity 4: Investigate the effect of the sun and the moons pull on the Earths water TG p124 Activity 5: Find out what each viewer would see TG p124 Assessment activity TG p125

Resources Science Today Grade 7 Learners Book and Teachers Guide Access to the Internet or library Torches Balls of different sizes

Reinforcement: Revise key vocabulary Expanded opportunities: Research the 2002 solar eclipse

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RUBRIC 1: Practical test/ research


Activity: Date:
Excellent achievement far exceeding expected requirements

Name: Grade: Level 7 Level 6


A very good achievement where all requirements have been met at a very high standard

Level 5

A good achievement meeting most of the requirements

Level 4

A fair achievement meeting an adequate portion of the requirements

Level 3

A moderate achievement partially satisfying the requirements

Level 2

An elementary achievement marginally satisfying the requirements

Level 1

Unsatisfactory achievement. Requirements not met

Recognise and understand key concepts and ideas Follow instructions, measures accurately

Work safely and neatly

Evaluate and experiment in a scientific way Is able to draw conclusions giving reasons

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RUBRIC 2: Visual presentation (drawing, poster, collage, mindmap)


Activity: Date:
Level 7 Excellent achievement far exceeding expected requirements Exceptionally eye catching, outstandingly creative, neat Expresses excellent evidence of topic, accurate in scale Shows maturity and great insight into drawing techniques Level 6 A very good achievement where all requirements have been met at a very high standard Eye catching, creative, neat

Name: Grade:
Level 5 A good achievement meeting most of the requirements Attractive, fairly creative and neat Level 4 A fair achievement meeting an adequate portion of the requirements Merely presentable, little creativity, untidy Some evidence of topic, merely adequate presentation of scale Shows little maturity and insight into drawing techniques Level 3 A moderate achievement partially satisfying the requirements Visually unappealing and sloppy Level 2 An elementary achievement marginally satisfying the requirements Slapdash presentation, messy Level 1 Unsatisfactory achievement. Requirements not met

Presentation

/Appearance

Activity misunderstood or incomplete

Information

Good clear evidence of topic, factually correct scale Shows some maturity and insight into drawing techniques

Depth of understanding

Some reasonable ideas and evidence of topic, mostly correct scale Shows partial maturity and insight into drawing techniques

No clear ideas, little accuracy or detail No evidence of insight or maturity into drawing techniques

No clear ideas expressed, inaccurate scale and detail No insight or evidence of care or thoughtfulness into drawing techniques

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RUBRIC 3: Identify links between science, society and the environment (LO 3)
Activity: Date:
Excellent achievement far exceeding expected requirements

Name: Grade: Level 7 Level 6


A very good achievement where all requirements have been met at a very high standard

Level 5

A good achievement meeting most of the requirements

Level 4

A fair achievement meeting an adequate portion of the requirements

Level 3

A moderate achievement partially satisfying the requirements

Level 2

An elementary achievement marginally satisfying the requirements

Level 1

Unsatisfactory achievement. Requirements not met

Identify issues and concepts Identify causes and links with effects Understand processes Suggest solutions Use correct terminology Articulate ideas

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