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Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Modified Unit

Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Modified Unit

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Total Pages: 102 pages
Answer Key: Included with rubric
Teaching Duration: 1 month
File Size: 25.6MB
File Type: PDF (Zip)

In this Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms Modified Unit, teachers are equipped with 17 engaging lessons. These lessons will help teachers immerse their modified Grade 7 students in learning about natural and manufactured structures and their importance to daily life. 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 Science 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 D Structures and Mechanisms - Form, Function, and Design of Structures

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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, 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 Understanding Structures and Mechanisms

Lesson Overview & Modifications

  1. Introduction (Class Discussion) - Safety Rules
  2. Lesson #1 (QR Code Scavenger Hunt) - Unit Vocabulary
  3. Lesson #2 (Whole Class Reading & Structures Search Activity) - Structures: Form and Function
  4. Lesson #3 (Whole Class Reading, Cut & Paste Graphic Organizer, Structural Classification Activity) - Classifying Structures
  5. Lesson #4 (Videos, Fill-in-the-Blank Activity) - Bill Nye Videos
  6. Lesson #5 (Whole Class Reading, Investigation Activity) - Centre of Gravity & Stability
  7. Lesson #6 (Show and Tell Assignment Sheet) - Structures Show and Tell Assignment
  8. Lesson #7 (Quiz) - Classifying Structures Quiz
  9. Lesson #8 (Whole Class Reading, External and Internal Forces Worksheet, Quiz) - External and Internal Forces
  10. Lesson #9 (Card Pyramid Activity) - Card Pyramid Activity
  11. Lesson #10 (Whole Class Reading, Symmetry Activity) - Symmetry in Structures 
  12. Lesson #11 (Whole Class Reading, Fill-in-the-Blank Activity) - Structural Failure
  13. Lesson #12 (Whole Class Readings, Materials Activity) - Manufacturing Factors
  14. Lesson #13 (Whole Class Reading, Matching Activity, Anchor Chart) - Loads
  15. Lesson #14 (Whole Class Reading, True/False Worksheet) - Factors in Designing & Building Structures 
  16. Lesson #15 (Whole Class Reading, Inquiry Sheet, Organizer, Thinking Question) - Take-Out Container Inquiry
  17. Lesson #16 (Unit Test) - Structures Unit Test

This Grade 7 Science Understanding Structures and Mechanisms 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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