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Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment Modified Unit

Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment Modified Unit

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Total Pages: 120 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 month
File Size: 23.5MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

In this Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 17 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers immerse their modified Grade 7 students in learning about the role heat plays in the Earth’s environment. Each of the 17 lessons aligns with a critical concept in the Ontario Grade 7 Science Curriculum but has significantly reduced reading and writing expectations within the lesson. 

This modified science unit is for classroom teachers who are required to teach the Grade 7 Ontario Social Studies Curriculum but have students working significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. An MP3 audio file of each student reading has been provided. This resource was designed to meet the needs of ELL students and/or students on a modified IEP.

  • Curriculum Alignment: Ontario Science Curriculum 2022 Grade 7 Strand E Earth and Space Systems - Heat in the Environment

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Please review the provided sample lesson in the preview PDF and watch the overview video for this resource here

Unit Includes:

  • 17 Detailed Lesson Plans: Immerse your students in lessons that will keep them fully engaged throughout the unit.
  • Modified Lesson Content: Lessons have been modified with reduced reading and writing expectations. 
  • MP3 Audio Files of Articles: Elevate student learning and accessibility through audio recordings of the student readings.
  • Answer Keys: Streamline your grading process with readily available answer keys.
  • Lesson Variety: Follow-up activities utilize a variety of formats - cut & match, fill in the blanks, guided inquiry, assignments, graphic organizers
  • Self-Marking Google Forms: Streamline your assessment process by automating your grading.
  • Print and Digital Formats: Embrace the convenience of accessing materials in both print and digital formats.

Do you have students working at grade level? Check out this unit - Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment

Lesson Overview & Modifications

  1. Introduction & Lesson #1 (Class Discussion) - Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  2. Lesson #2 (Brainstorm Activity) - Introduction to Heat
  3. Lesson #3 (Whole Class Readings, Videos, & Matching Activity) - Heat Production
  4. Lesson #4 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Multiple Choice Questions, Quiz) - Heat and Temperature
  5. Lesson #5 (Whole Class Reading, Video, Fill in the Blank, Quiz) -The Particle Theory
  6. Lesson #6 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Activity) - Heat and Volume
  7. Lesson #7 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Activity) - Conduction, Convection, and Radiation
  8. Lesson #8 (Video) - Bill Nye
  9. Lesson #9 (Video Lab) - Boiling Water in a Paper Cup
  10. Lesson #10 (Lab) - How to Melt Ice Cubes the Fastest
  11. Lesson #11 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Activity) - Global Warming
  12. Lesson #12 (Whole Class Reading, Video & Inquiry) - Benefits of Technologies With Heat
  13. Lesson #13 (Whole Class Reading, Video & Inquiry) - Energy Types
  14. Lesson #14A (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Activity) - Solar Panels: Investigation
  15. Lesson #14B (Lab) - Creating a Solar Oven Lab
  16. Lesson #15 (Unit Test) - Heat Unit Test

This Grade 7 Science Heat in the Environment Modified Unit resource is specifically tailored to accommodate the unique needs of classroom teachers with students performing significantly below grade level in reading, writing, and comprehension. This adaptable and accessible resource empowers teachers to provide engaging science lessons while ensuring every student can participate actively in their learning journey.

Note: The internet is required to access videos in this unit. 

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