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Grade 7 Science Interactions in the Environment Modified Unit

Grade 7 Science Interactions in the Environment Modified Unit

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Total Pages: 107 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 month
File Size: 29.1MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

In this Grade 7 Science Interactions in the Environment Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 16 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers immerse their modified Grade 7 students in learning about ecosystems and how they interact. Each of the 16 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 B Life Systems - Interactions 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:

  • 16 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 Interactions in the Environment

Lesson Overview & Modifications

  • Introduction & Lesson #1 (Class Discussion) - Safety Rules & Unit Vocabulary
  • Lesson #2 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Cut and Match) - Elements of Ecosystems
  • Lesson #3 (Whole Class Readings, Videos, & Sketching) Ecosystems -  Examples and Interactions
  • Lesson #4 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Cut and Match) - Energy Transfer and Food Chains
  • Lesson #5 (Quiz) - Biotic Elements Quiz
  • Lesson #6 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Cut and Match) -The Water Cycle
  • Lesson #7 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & T-Chart) - Ecological Succession
  • Lesson #8 (Videos & Case Study) - Ecosystem Limits
  • Lesson #9 (Research Project) - Species At Risk
  • Lesson #10 (Whole Class Reading, Videos & Chart) - Human Interactions in the Environment
  • Lesson #11 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Cut and Match) - Agriculture and Ecosystems
  • Lesson #12 (Whole Class Readings and Fill-in-the-Blank Questions) - Indigenous Perspectives
  • Lesson #13 (Case Study) - Electric Cars
  • Lesson #14 (Whole Class Readings, Videos & Activity) - Human Interactions in the Environment
  • Lesson #15 (Virtual Lab) - Owl Pellet Lab

This Grade 7 Science Interactions 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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