Grade 7/8 Science Unit Bundle

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Total Pages: 2,060 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 Year
File Size: 136 MB
File Type: Zip

Grade 7/8 Science Unit Bundle | PDF and Digital Formats: Teachers are provided with 150 in-depth, engaging, and cross-curricular lessons to help their students explore and understand Grade 7 and 8 science. This 8-unit bundle will help you teach science without a textbook. Students will love these engaging and differentiated units that cover Interactions in the Environment, Heat in the Environment, Pure Substances and Mixtures, Understanding Structures and Mechanisms, Cells, Water Systems, Fluids, and Systems in Action.

  • This resource contains individual PDFs of student pages to assist with online learning i.e. Google Classroom™. The unit also comes with Google Slides™ versions of the included lessons for 1:1 technology schools.
  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2007

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Lesson Overview:

Grade 7 Unit - Interactions in the Environment (Ecosystems)

  • Unit Vocabulary QR Code Matching Activity
  • Elements of Ecosystems
  • Ecosystems - Examples and Interactions
  • Energy Transfer and Food Chains
  • Biotic Elements Quiz
  • Matter Cycling
  • Ecological Succession
  • Ecosystem Limits
  • Species At Risk & Invasive Species Assignment
  • Human Interactions in the Environment
  • Indigenous Perspectives
  • Environmental Investigation Case Study: Electric Cars
  • Environmental Protection Stations
  • Ecosystem Summative Lab (3 options)
  • Ecosystems Unit Test
  • Sub Plans 

    Grade 7 Unit - Heat in the Environment

    • Safety Lesson
    • Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
    • Introduction To Heat
    • Heat Production
    • Heat and Temperature
    • The Particle Theory
    • Heat and Volume
    • Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
    • Heat Video
    • Teacher Demonstration: Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
    • Student Lab: Melting Ice Cubes
    • Heating and Cooling of the Earth
    • Greenhouse Gases
    • Investigation: Benefits of Technology With Heat
    • Stations & Project-Based Learning: Energy Types & Solar Panels Investigation
    • Unit Test

      Grade 7 Unit - Pure Substances and Mixtures

      • Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
      • The Particle Theory
      • Pure Substances and Mixtures
      • Pure Substances and Mixtures Activity
      • Solutions and Mechanical Mixtures
      • Solutions
      • Solution Examples Activity
      • Concentration of Solutions
      • Saturated Solutions
      • Saturation Lab
      • Separating Mixtures
      • Separating Mixtures Lab
      • Positive and Negative Impacts on the Environment
      • Tar Sands Investigation
      • Unit Test
      • Sub Plans

        Grade 7 Unit - Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

        • Safety Lesson, Unit Vocabulary, Unit Introduction
        • Classifying Structures
        • Structures Video
        • Centre of Gravity & Stability
        • Force
        • Show and Tell Assignment
        • Classifying Structures Quiz
        • Internal and External Forces
        • Card Pyramid Activity
        • Symmetry in Structures
        • Structure Failure
        • Manufacturing Factors
        • Loads
        • Structural Safety
        • Design Factors
        • Ergonomic Design
        • Take-Out Container Lab
        • Egg House Lab
        • Unit Review
        • Unit Test

          Grade 8 Unit - Cells 

          • Introduction: Safety Rules & Cells Interview
          • Unit Vocabulary
          • The Cell Theory
          • Structures and Organelles in Cells
          • Plant vs. Animal Cells
          • Create Your Own Cell – Plant or Animal Cells
          • The Process of Diffusion and Osmosis
          • Candy Diffusion & Potato Osmosis Experiments
          • Unicellular and Multicellular Organisms
          • Cellular Organisms Inquiry
          • Organization of Cells into Tissues, Organs, and Organ Systems
          • Organ Systems Infographic & Presentation
          • Mid-Unit Quiz
          • What is a Microscope?
          • Plant and Animal Cells Microscope Lab
          • Dry and Wet-Mount Slides
          • Cell Technology and Our Understanding of Cells
          • Perspectives on Cell Processes
          • Cells Final Unit Test
          • Sub Plans

            Grade 8 Unit - Fluids

            • Introduction: Safety Rules, Fluids Introduction & Unit Vocabulary
            • Particle Theory of Matter
            • What is Viscosity? and What is Flow Rate?, Experiment
            • Mass, Volume, and Density
            • Mass, Volume, and Density
            • Mass-to-Volume Ratio Experiment
            • Compressibility
            • Canada’s Wonderland Case Study
            • What is Buoyancy & Float or Sink Experiment
            • Mid-Unit Quiz
            • Pressure, Volume, and Temperature & Optional Experiment
            • Pascal’s Law
            • Fluids in Controlled and Manufactured Devices
            • Building a Pneumatic or Hydraulic Device (2 options)
            • Investigating Applications of Fluid Mechanics
            • Fluid Technologies Research Inquiry
            • The Impact of Fluid Spills
            • Unit Test for Fluids
            • Sub Plans

              Grade 8 Unit - Systems in Action

              • What are Systems? 
              • Unit Vocabulary
              • Types of Systems
              • Purpose, Inputs & Outputs of Systems
              • The Processes and Components of a System
              • Quiz 
              • Work, Energy, Force, and Efficiency
              • Calculating Work 
              • 6 Simple Machines
              • Understanding Mechanical Advantage
              • Systems in Action Quiz
              • Heat in Mechanical Systems 
              • Productivity with Systems in Various Industries  
              • The Evolution of the Cell Phone  
              • Systems in Action Quiz 
              • Understanding and Calculating Work 
              • Pulley Experiment and Mechanical Advantage
              • Rube Goldberg Machine 
              • Owner’s Manual Exploration 
              • The Impacts of New and Evolving Systems
              • Meeting Needs with Existing Systems – Different Perspectives 
              • Systems in Action Unit Test
              • Sub Plans

                Grade 8 Unit - Water Systems

                • Introduction Lesson - Safety Lesson
                • Unit Vocabulary QR Code Scavenger Hunt
                • The Water Cycle & States of Water
                • Watersheds
                • Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
                • Human & Natural Factors Cause Changes in the Water Table
                • Inquiry
                • Factors that Affect Glaciers & Polar Ice Caps
                • Atmospheric Conditions & Bodies of Water
                • Mid-Unit Water Systems Quiz
                • Virtual Water Treatment Plant
                • Testing Water Samples (3 options)
                • Investigating Local Water Issues
                • Bottled Water Case Study
                • Building a Water System Device
                • Global Water Consumption
                • Human Impact on Water Systems
                • Innovative Water Technology
                • Water Systems Unit Test
                • Sub Plans

                  Resource Includes:

                  • Detailed lesson plans
                  • Differentiated Lessons and assignments (readings, videos, graphic organizers, interactive notebook activities, group work, projects, labs)
                  • Mp3 audio files of each article
                  • Detailed unit plans, answer keys, and assessment rubrics
                  • Lessons are divided up with title pages for easy access
                  • Student assignment choice and variety
                  • Quizzes (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
                  • Unit Test (PDF and Self-Marking Google Forms)
                  • Science Labs
                  • Sub Plans
                  • PDF format
                  • Google Slides format

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