Seventh Grade Science  Name: ______________________________________________ Period: ____

# Introduction to Science Unit

Mark Sailer
Science Teacher
Pioneer Jr-Sr High

# What is to be accomplished?

1. Apply scientific methods to problem solving.
2. Demonstrate how to measure using scientific units.

Demonstrate the way to properly create a data table.

Demonstrate the way to properly create a graph.

Begin to see what a scientist is and does.

Begin to see why it important to follow directions.

Distinguish between different types of observations.

Distinguish between an observation and an inference.

State Standards Addressed in this unit:

 7.2.4 Express numbers like 100, 1,000, and 1,000,000 as powers of 10. 7.2.6 Read analog and digital meters on instruments used to make direct measurements of length, volume, weight, elapsed time, rates, or temperatures, and choose appropriate units. 7.2.7 Incorporate circle charts, bar and line graphs, diagrams, scatter plots*, and symbols into writing, such as lab or research reports, to serve as evidence for claims and/or conclusions. 7.5.3 Demonstrate how the scale chosen for a graph or drawing determines its interpretation.

# Tuesday – August 16, 2005

1.  First Day Activities/Pictures – (Toilet Paper Activity)  (3 points)  ____

2.  Class Procedures, Social Contracts, and Safety Contracts (10 points)  ____

3.  Overview of Year and Layered Curriculum Outline Discussion  ____

# Wednesday – August 17, 2005

4.  At the Bell Activity (2 Points)       ____

5.  Classroom Observation (5 points)      ____

6.  Scientists (5 points)        ____

# Thursday – August 18, 2005

7.  Observation and Inferences Activity with class discussion (5 points)   ____

8.  Maze Puzzle ( 5 points)        ____

# Friday – August 19, 2005

9.  Qualitative vs. Quantitative (5 points)      ____

10.  Units and Measurement (5 points)      ____

# Monday – August 22, 2005

11.  Getting off on the right foot - Data Table and Graphing Procedure (10 points)  ____

(Or Recycling Program Assignment  ??)

# Tuesday – August 23, 2005

12.  At The Bell - Summaries (5 Points)      ____

13.  How to write answers to a written question Procedure (5 points)   ____

Start B Layer Work – Choose a B Layer Project

B Layer Work

B Layer Work

# Friday – August 26, 2005

A Layer Work – How to write a good reference and summarize an article.

Turn in when Complete

# B layer Activities (Choose one - 15 points)

1.  Make a safety poster for the class

2.  Create a poster or display sharing the proper parts of a graph and/or data table.

# A Layer Activities (20 points)

1.  Is the use of goggles in the science lab good or bad?

2.  Or another possible question?????

C layer Points earned (max 65) _____

B Layer Points earned (max 15)  _____

A Layer Points earned (20 max)  _____

Total for unit __________

Grades   40-55 D  56-70  C  71-85 B  86+ A