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  • 1. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 University of Colorado Simulations Quarter 1 http://www.wisc-online.com/ August 22 – October 14 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment How to write a Hypothesis[SC07-S1C1-01] Formulate questions based on observations I will be able to create testable questions based on McDougal Littell thematicthat lead to the development of a hypothesis. (See observations that lead to a hypothesis. series - These standards What makes a goodM07-S2C1-01) will be taught during the scientific question? Science starters month of August and P.A.S.S. Priority Academic Student Skills reinforced throughout the Everything you need to remainder of the year. for the Scientific Method[SC07-S1C1-03] Explain the role of a hypothesis in a I will be able to explain the importance of a hypothesis. How to write a Hypothesisscientific inquiry. Teachers Domain[SC07-S1C2-01] Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate I will demonstrate and describe appropriate and safeprocedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, lab behavior. Interactive Lab Safety 7th and 8th grade resources Quarter 1 good site Lab Rulesorganisms) in all science inquiry. Lab Safety Benchmark[SC07-S1C2-04] Perform measurements using appropriate I will be able to use scientific tools to performscientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, measurements. Bouncy Ball Lab Act.micrometers).[SC07-S1C2-05] Keep a record of observations, notes, I will be able to set up and maintain a scientific logbook.sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written Example of a Lab bookand/or computer logs. (See W07-S3C2-01 andW07-S3C3-01) Cause and Effect of[SC07-S1C3-02] Form a logical argument about a I will be able to create a cause and effect chain Volcanic eruptionscorrelation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., about scientific events.construct a cause-and-effect chain that explains a sequence Cause & Effect pg.9[SC07-S1C3-05] Formulate a conclusion based on data I will be able to make a conclusion based on data and results.analysis. Use to teach the Scientific Method Use as activity[SC07-S1C4-03] Communicate the results of an I will be able to communicate the results of an How to teach students to do an Data Analysis & Graphsinvestigation with appropriate use of qualitative and investigation while distinguishing between Experimentquantitative information. (See W07-S3C2-01) quantitative and qualitative information.[SC07-S1C4-04] Write clear, step-by-step instructions for I can write a clear step-by-step procedure forfollowing procedures (without the use of personal someone to follow without using any pronouns.pronouns). (See W07-S3C3-01) August 22 – October 14 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S6C1-02] Describe the properties and the I can label and describe the composition of Earths layers. The Changing Earth (7th The Earths Structure (DE)composition of the following major layers of the Earth: • Grade) - Lesson 1.1 pp. Qtr 1 Structure of the Earth -crust • mantle • core 9-13 plate movement Animations and notesIsaac School District Page 1 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 2. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 1 August 22 – October 14 Performance Objective Studen Core Resource Link Resources Assessment t[SC07-S6C1-03] Explain the following processes involved in I can explain erosion, deposition, The Changing Earth (7th Structure of the Earth -the formation of the Earth’s structure: • erosion • deposition • continental drift, and volcanism. Grade) - Lesson 1.2 pp. plate movement Animations and notesplate tectonics • volcanism 14-19 Earths structure, Pangaea,[SC07-S6C1-04] Describe how the rock and fossil record I can explain how fossils and rocks show how Earth and plate movement Gr8show that environmental conditions have changed over has changed over time. DEgeologic and recent time. Fossil Evidence for Plate Tectonics Lesson[SC07-S6C2-03] Analyze the evidence that lithospheric plate I can describe evidence that shows howmovements occur. lithospheric plates have moved. Plate Movement[SC07-S6C2-04] Explain lithospheric plate movement as a I can explain how plates move by convection. Plate Boundary Activityresult of convection. Structure of the Earth - Teachers Guide to videos DE plate movement Cloze test for students DE Animations and notes Pangaea video DE Earths structure, Pangaea, and plate movement DE Animations of Plate movements scroll down on page Quarter 1 BenchmarkIsaac School District Page 2 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 3. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 2 October 31 – January 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S6C2-03] Analyze the evidence that lithospheric I can explain how plate techtonics change the land. The Changing Earth (7thplate movements occur. Grade) - Overview pp. 6-8 October 31 – January 12 Performance Objective Stude Core Resource Assessment nt Structure of the Earth -[SC07-S6C2-05] Relate plate boundary movements to their I can explain how plate movement creates The Changing Earth (7th plate movementresulting landforms, including: • mountains • faults • rift mountains, faults, rift valleys, trenches, and Grade) - Lesson 1.3 pp. Animations and notesvalleys • trenches • volcanoes volcanoes. 22-29[SC07-S6C1-01] Classify rocks and minerals by the following I will be able to describe important properties of Earths Surface (7th Quarter2 Classifying Rocks andobservable properties: • grain • color • texture • hardness rocks and minerals. I will be able to classify Grade) - Lesson 2.1 pp. Minerals DE rocks and minerals based on their properties. 43-49 Benchmark[SC07-S6C1-04] Describe how the rock and fossil record show I can explain how fossils show how the Use links from above.that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and environment changed over time.recent time. October 31 – January 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S6C1-04] Describe how the rock and fossil record show I can explain fossils show how the Earths Surface (7ththat environmental conditions have changed over geologic and environment changed overtime. Grade) - Lesson 3.1 pp. Fossil Evidence for Platerecent time. 75-81 Tectonics Lesson The Rock Cycle[SC07-S6C2-01] Explain the rock cycle. I will be able to explain and draw the rock cycle.[SC07-S6C1-03] Explain the following processes involved in I can explain the following processes involved in Earths Surface (7th The formation of thethe formation of the Earth’s structure: • erosion • deposition • the formation of the Earths structure such as Grade) - Lesson 3.2 pp. Earth DE video with quizplate tectonics • volcanism Erosion, deposition, plate tectonics, volcanism. 82-88 Quarter 2[SC07-S6C1-04] Describe how the rock and fossil record show I can explain how fossils show how the Benchmarkthat environmental conditions have changed over geologic and environment changed over time.recent time.[SC07-S3C2-03] Design and construct a solution to an I can design and construct a solution to an Earths Surface (7thidentified need or problem using simple classroom materials. identified need or problem using simple Grade) - Lesson 3.3 pp. Volcano eruption and classroom materials. 89-95 habitat destruction[SC07-S6C1-04] Describe how the rock and fossil record show I can explain how fossils show how the Cause and Effect ofthat environmental conditions have changed over geologic and environment changed over time. Volcanic eruptionsrecent time.Isaac School District Page 3 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 4. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 2 October 31 – January 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S6C2-05] Relate plate boundary movements to their I can explain how plate movement creates Earths Surface (7thresulting landforms, including: • mountains • faults • rift valleys mountains, faults, rift valleys, trenches, Grade) - Lesson 3.4 pp. Use links from above.• trenches • volcanoes volcanoes. 96-101 Quarter 2 BenchmarkIsaac School District Page 4 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 5. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 3 January 17 – March 12 Assessment Performance Objective Stud Core Resource Link Resources ent[SC07-S1C1-02] Select appropriate resources for background I can choose appropriate resources to find Supplemental resource andinformation related to a question, for use in the design of a information about a question during an activities for the Sciencecontrolled investigation. (See W07-S3C6-01, R07-S3C1-06, and experiment. Fair - These standards willR07-S3C2-03) be addressed through the 4 quarters.[SC07-S1C2-02] Design an investigation to test individual I can design an investigation to test individual variables. Science Activities pagevariables using scientific processes.[SC07-S1C2-03] Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing I can conduct an investigation with Middle School Sciencemultiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes. multiple trials to test a hypothesis. Activities[SC07-S1C3-01] Analyze data obtained in a scientific I can analyze data from an investigation identify trends.investigation to identify trends. (See M07-S2C1-07 and M07- Interpreting DataS2C1-08)[SC07-S1C3-03] Analyze results of data collection in order to I can analyze results of data collection inaccept or reject the hypothesis. order to accept or reject the hypothesis.[SC07-S1C3-04] Determine validity and reliability of results of I can determine validity and reliability Understating Validity andan investigation. of results of an investigation. Reliability PPT[SC07-S1C3-06] Refine hypotheses based on results from I can refine hypothesis based on results frominvestigations. investigations.[SC07-S1C3-07] Formulate new questions based on the results I can formulate new questions based on the Exercise to help developof a previous investigation. results of a previous investigation. a conclusion[SC07-S1C4-01] Choose an appropriate graphic representation I can choose the appropriate type of graphic Practicing Graphing Choosing the appropriatefor collected data: • line graph • double bar graph • stem and leaf to represent my data. graphplot • histogram (See M07-S2C1-03) Choosing an appropriate[SC07-S1C4-02] Display data collected from a controlled I can display data collection from a controlled graphinvestigation. (See M07-S2C1-03) investigation. Various graphs resource[SC07-S1C4-05] Communicate the results and conclusion of the I can communicate the results andinvestigation. (See W07-S3C6-02) conclusion of the investigation. January 17 – March 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S4C3-06] Create a model of the interactions of I will be able to distinguish the difference Ecology (7th Grade) -living organisms within an ecosystem. between biotic and abiotic factors by creating a Lesson 1.1 pp. 9-13 model of the interactions of living things withinIsaac School District Page 5 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 6. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 3 January 17 – March 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S4C3-03] Analyze the interactions of living I will explain how matter is exchanged by Ecology (7th Grade) - Ecology Notesorganisms with their ecosystems: • limiting factors • carrying analyzing the interaction of living things with Lesson 1.2 pp. 16-21 Ecosystem Organizationcapacity their ecosystem. I will describe the water, Ecology Ecosystem Organization carbon and nitrogen cycle and explain such Wrkst[SC07-S4C3-01] Compare food chains in a specified ecosystem I will explain how feeding relationships are Ecology (7th Grade) -and their corresponding food web. important in an ecosystem by comparing food Lesson 1.3 pp. 22-29 Energy Transfer Notes chains/food webs in a specified ecosystem. I Food web activity will explain how the amount of energy changes[SC07-S4C3-03] Analyze the interactions of living I will describe the different land and water biomes on Ecology (7th Grade) - Ecology study Guideorganisms with their ecosystems: • limiting factors • carrying earth. Lesson 1.4 pp. 30-37 Carrying Capacity Activitycapacity Food Web vs. Food Quarter 3 Chain BenchmarkIsaac School District Page 6 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 7. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 3 January 17 – March 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S4C3-02] Explain how organisms obtain and use I can explain how organisms obtain and Ecology (7th Grade) -resources to develop and thrive in: • niches • predator/prey use resources to develop and thrive in Lesson 2.1 pp. 45-51relationships niches.[SC07-S4C3-03] Analyze the interactions of living I will understand how groups of organisms Cube Activity fororganisms with their ecosystems: • limiting factors • carrying interact and be able to analyze different levels Ecology - Biotic factors Gr8 Quarter 3capacity of organizations in the environment. I will use Benchmark[SC07-S4C3-02] Explain how organisms obtain and use I will be able to describe the different types of Ecology (7th Grade) - Ecology Reviewresources to develop and thrive in: • niches • predator/prey interactions in an ecosystem, eg., predator/prey, Lesson 2.2 pp. 54-62relationships competition, cooperation. I will be able to[SC07-S4C3-03] Analyze the interactions of living I will be able to explain what affects the size of a Ecology (7th Grade) -organisms with their ecosystems: • limiting factors • carrying population. Lesson 2.3 pp. 63-69 Carrying Capacitycapacity January 17 – March 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S3C2-03] Design and construct a solution to an identified I will design and construct a model of the Space Science (7th Grade)need or problem using simple classroom materials. arrangement of the universe. - Lesson 1.1 pp. 9-14[SC07-S6C3-05] Identify the following major constellations I can explain how stars form patterns in the sky.visible (seasonally) from the Northern Hemisphere: • Orion •Ursa Major (Great Bear) • Cygnus • Scorpius • Cassiopeia[SC07-S6C3-06] Explain the relationship among common objects I can explain the relationship betweenin the solar system, galaxy, and the universe. Earth, solar system, Milky Way, and Quarter 3 universe. Benchmark Activity for S3-C2-O3[SC07-S3C2-03] Design and construct a solution to an identified I will design a model of the earth and Space Science (7th Grade) Build a Space Stationneed or problem using simple classroom materials. sun, using common classroom materials. - Lesson 2.1 pp. 43-49[SC07-S6C3-02] Construct a model for the relative positions of I will construct a model of the earth andthe Earth, Sun, and Moon as they relate to corresponding eclipses. sun, to demonstrate position during Model Activity of the Earth and Sun different seasons.[SC07-S6C3-04] Explain the seasons in the Northern and I can explain the seasons in terms of tilt of the Animation of the SeasonsSouthern Hemispheres in terms of the tilt of the Earth’s axis earth relative to the earths revolution. according to the Earthsrelative to the Earth’s revolution around the Sun. position January 17 – March 12Isaac School District Page 7 of 8 August 22, 2011
  • 8. 7th Grade Science: Curriculum Map and Pacing Guide 2011/2012 Quarter 3 January 17 – March 12 Performance Objective Student Outcomes Core Resource Link Resources Assessment[SC07-S6C3-03] Explain the interrelationship between the I can explain the formation of the moon and its Space Science (7th Grade)Earth’s tides and the Moon. relationship with the earth. - Lesson 2.2 pp. 52-58[SC07-S6C3-06] Explain the relationship among common objects I can explain the formation of the moon andin the solar system, galaxy, and the universe. its position in the solar system. Moon Phases and why?[SC07-S2C1-04] Analyze the use of technology in science-related I will analyze the use of technology in astronomy. Space Science (7th Grade)careers. - Lesson 2.3 pp. 59-67[SC07-S3C2-03] Design and construct a solution to an identified I will design a model of eclipses using Solar Eclipse modelneed or problem using simple classroom materials. common classroom materials.[SC07-S6C3-01] Explain the phases of the Moon in terms of the I can explain the phases of the moon in term Moon Phases and why?relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon. of position of the earth, moon and sun.[SC07-S6C3-02] Construct a model for the relative positions of the I will construct a model for the position ofEarth, Sun, and Moon as they relate to corresponding eclipses. the earth, sun, and moon in terms of corresponding eclipses.[SC07-S6C3-03] Explain the interrelationship between the I can explain the relationship between the Earth’s moon and Tides Quarter 3Earth’s tides and the Moon. earths tide and the moons position. ppt Benchmark[SC07-S6C3-06] Explain the relationship among common objects I can identify the types of objects in the solar Space Science (7th Grade) Scale Model of thein the solar system, galaxy, and the universe. system. I can compare sizes and distances in - Lesson 3.1 pp. 79-84 Universe the solar system. I can describe how the solar[SC07-S3C1-01] Analyze environmental risks (e.g., I will be able to describe how human Ecology (7th Grade) -pollution, destruction of habitat) caused by human interaction with population puts pressure on ecosystems. Lesson 3.1 pp. 81-88 Human Population strainbiological or geological systems. on Ecosystems worksheet[SC07-S3C1-01] Analyze environmental risks (e.g., I will be able to describe how pollution affects the Ecology (7th Grade) -pollution, destruction of habitat) caused by human interaction with environment. Lesson 3.2 pp. 89-97 Human Impact on the Earth pptbiological or geological systems.[SC07-S3C1-02] Analyze environmental benefits of the following I will be able to state some laws that have Ecology (7th Grade) -human interactions with biological or geological systems: • been passed to help protect the environment. Lesson 3.3 pp. 98-105 Conserving Resourcesreforestation • habitat restoration • construction of dams Describe the efforts that are being made to conserve natural resources. General Science LinksIsaac School District Page 8 of 8 August 22, 2011