2018/2019 Tutorial Pages by Standard
UNIT 1: Doing Science Safely
UNIT 2: ATMOSPHERE
7.E.1.1 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Compare the composition, properties and structure of Earth’s atmosphere to include mixtures of gases and differences in temperature and pressure within layers.
- COMPOSITION OF THE ATMOSPHERE
- Informational Text For use with Components of Air Summary Notes , Info Text with Ozone(focus on 2nd page)
- Composition, Temperature, and Pressure in the atmosphere- Info. Text
- Significance of the Atmosphere
- If there were no atmosphere: video 1 (2 mins) video 2 (1.5 mins)
- Climate Types
- Causes of Climate
- AIR PRESSURE
- Air Pressure explained simply
- Demonstrating Air Pressure with a bottle
- Demonstrating Air Pressure with a soda can
- Demonstrating Air Pressure with a 55-gallon drum
Unit 2b- AIR QUALITY
7.E.1.6 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Conclude that the good health of humans requires: monitoring the atmosphere, maintaining air quality and stewardship.
UNIT 3: WEATHER PATTERNS
7.E.1.2 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Explain how the cycling of water in and out of the atmosphere and atmospheric conditions relate to the weather patterns on Earth
- Essential Vocabulary 7.E.1.2
- WATER CYCLE
- Water Cycle- flows and stores (overview, 6 min)
- Water Cycle extremes
- Monsoons Explained (cool split screen in video to contrast summer rainy season and winter dry season, 3.5 min)
- What is Drought? article
7.E.1.3 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Explain the relationship between the movement of air masses, high and low pressure systems, and frontal boundaries to storms (including thunderstorms, hurricanes, and tornadoes) and other weather conditions that may result.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.E.1.3
- AIR MASSES & FRONTS
- Air Masses & Fronts introduction (min 1-5 air masses; 5-15 min fronts)
UNIT 4: PREDICTING WEATHER
7.E.1.4 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Predict weather conditions and patterns based on information obtained from: • Weather data collected from direct observations and measurement (wind speed and direction, air temperature, humidity and air pressure) • Weather maps, satellites and radar • Cloud shapes and types and associated elevation
- Essential Vocabulary 7.E.1.4
- What weather is associated with high pressure or low pressure?
- WEATHER INSTRUMENTS
- WEATHER MAPS
- How to read a weather map
- WEATHER STATION SYMBOLS
- Weather Symbols- what each part means
- Weather Symbols explained video
- Clouds PowerPoint
- Winds PowerPoint
7.E.1.5 (Earth Systems, Structures and Processes) Explain the influence of convection, global winds and the jet stream on weather and climatic conditions.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.E.1.5
- Jet Stream and weather
UNIT 5: MOTION
7.P.1.1 (Describing Motion) Explain how the motion of an object can be described by its position, direction of motion, and speed with respect to some other object.
- -Essential Vocabulary 7.P.1.1
- Speed and Motion Video Clips (used with INB 52 graphic organizer):
7.P.1.3 (Forces and Motion) Illustrate the motion of an object by using a graph to show a change in position over time
7.P.1.4 (Forces and Motion) Interpret distance versus time graphs for constant speed and variable motion.
UNIT 6: FORCES
7.P.1.2 (Forces and Motion) Explain the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces acting on an object (including friction, gravity and magnets)
UNIT 7: ENERGY (Types and Transformation)
7.P.2.1 (Energy) Explain how kinetic and potential energy contribute to the mechanical energy of an object
7.P.2.2 (Energy: Conservation and Transformation) Explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another (specifically potential energy and kinetic energy) using a model or diagram of a moving object (ex. roller coaster, pendulum, or cars on ramps)
- –Essential Vocabulary 7.P.2.1 & 7.P.2.2
- POTENTIAL & KINETIC ENERGY
- Potential and Kinetic Energy- caveman cartoon (2 mins)
- Kinetic & Potential Energy Song
- ENERGY TRANSFORMATION
- Road Runner examples of energy transformation
- Examples of energy transformation
UNIT 8: ENERGY (Transfer, Work & Simple Machines, includes circuits)
7.P.2.3 (Energy: Conservation and Transfer) Recognize that energy can be transferred from one system to another when two objects push or pull on each other over a distance (work) and electrical circuits require a complete loop through which an electrical current can pass.
7.P.2.4 (Energy: Conservation and Transfer) Explain how simple machines such as inclined planes, pulleys, levers and wheel and axles are used to create mechanical advantage and increase efficiency.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.P.2.4
- When does a force result in work?
- SIMPLE MACHINES
- Pulleys- examples in daily life
UNIT 9: PROTISTS
7.L.1.1 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Compare the structures and life functions of single-celled organisms that carry out all of the basic functions of life including: • Euglena; • Amoeba; • Paramecium; • Volvox
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.1
7.L.1.2 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Compare the structures and functions of plant and animal cells, including major organelles (cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles).
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.2
7.L.1.3 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Summarize the hierarchical organization of multi-cellular organisms from cells to tissues to organs to systems to organisms.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.3
UNIT 10: INHERITANCE
7.L.2.1 (Evolution and Genetics) Explain why offspring that result from sexual reproduction (fertilization and meiosis) have greater variation than offspring that result from asexual reproduction (budding and mitosis)
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.1
7.L.2.2 (Evolution and Genetics) Infer patterns of heredity using information from Punnett squares and pedigree analysis.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.2
7.L.2.3 (Evolution and Genetics) Explain the impact of the environment and lifestyle choices on biological inheritance (to include common genetic diseases) and survival.
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.2.3
UNIT 11: BODY SYSTEMS
7.L.1.4 (Structures and Functions of Living Organisms) Summarize the general functions of the major systems of the human body (digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, and excretion) and ways that these systems interact with each other to sustain life
- Essential Vocabulary 7.L.1.4
*fronts images source https://socratic.org/questions/what-are-the-main-types-of-fronts