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Lesson Plans 7th Grade

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Date   Assignment Due  Topic  Class Plan                    
4/3
  • Monohybrid Cross Lab 
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Explain one of your review guide crosses
  • Review for exam 
4/4
  • Monohybrid and Dihybrid Crosses 
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Exam--Genetics 
4/5
  • None 
  • Classification 
  • WU:  Why do we classify things?
  • Classification activity. 
4/6
  • None 
  • Classification 
  • WU:  Why do we classify things?
  • Discuss 5 characteristics of life.
  •  Explain classification groups.
       
3/27
  • Punnett Square Crosses 
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Work in textbook.
  • Collect cross homework
  • Set Lab:  Simulating a one factor cross. 
3/28
  • Research for lab
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab 
3/29
  • None 
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Lab 
3/30
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Lab Write up 
       
3/20
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  What is a Punnett Square
  • Review Punnett Squares
  • Discussion on di-hybrid crosses 
3/21
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Complete crosses 
3/22
  • Genetic Crosses
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Write and work on review crosses 
3/23
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Questions
  • Complete review crosses
       
2/28
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  What are chromosomes?
  • Review Exams
  • Academic Break
  • Introduce Genetics 
2/29
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Explain what a genetics are.
  • Pass out new text books
  • Academic Break
  • Continue genetics discussion 
3/01
  • None
  • Genetics
  • WU:  None
  • Vocabulary CW 
3/02
  • None 
  • Genetics
  • WU:  Explain why Mendel worked on pea plants.
  • Discussion on Punnett Squares
  • Complete CW 
       
2/20
  • None
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  What is mitosis?
  • Complete Lab 
2/21
  • Mitosis Lab
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  Explain 2 things you learned in your lab.
  • Review mitosis stages
  • Study for test 
2/22
  • None 
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  Questions
  • Cell Cycle and Mitosis Test 
2/23
  • None
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  None
  • Review Exam 
  • Notebook Quiz 
       
2/13
  • None
  • Mitosis 
  • WU:  Explain each phase of mitosis.
  • Complete mitosis drawings. 
2/14
  • Mitosis Drawings
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  Diagram each stage of mitosis
  • Mitosis modeling in the lab
  • Set Lab:  Mitosis Observations 
2/15
  • Lab Quiz
  • Mitosis
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Mitosis Observations 
2/16
  • None
  • Mitosis 
  • WU:  Lab Questions
  • Lab:  Mitosis Observations
       
2/6
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  Explain how you could tell the difference between your cells.
  • Discussion on writing lab conclusions.
  • Academic Break--Take 5
  • Complete lab conclusions 
2/7
  • Cell Lab
  • Cells
  • WU:  Why do cells divide?
  • Discussion on stages of cell division
  • Academic Break--Walk outside
  • Cells stage diagrams 
2/8
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  What are the stages of cell division?
  • Complete cell stage diagrams 
2/9
  • Cell Stage Diagrams 
  • Cells
  • WU:  Explain each stage of division.
  • Exam Review Guide 
       
1/30
  • Cell Models 
  • Cells
  • WU:  Summarize your cell model.
  • Demo Cell Models 
1/31
  • None
  • Cells 
  • WU:  Work in textbook
  • Discussion on microscope observatons
  • Academic Break:  Walk around playground
  • Set Lab:  Cell Observations 
2/1
  • Lab Quiz
  • Cells
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Lab:  Cell Observations 
2/2
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  3 observations from lab
  • Complete Lab:  Cell Observations 
       
1/23
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  Why is understanding a cell important?
  • Review papers
  • Academic Break:  Organize papers
  • Discussion on a light microscope and it parts. 
1/24
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  List and describe 5 parts of a light microscope.
  • Discuss how to use a microscope and proper technique.
  • Academic Break:  Take 5
  • Review field assignment and expectations 
1/25
  • None 
  • Field Trip--La Junta Industrial Park 
  • No Class-Field Trip La Junta Industrial Park 
1/26
  • None 
  • Field Trip--La Junta Industrial Park 
  • WU:  What was your favorite part of each location visited yesterday.
  • Complete field trip assignment--Due Monday
  • Academic Break:  Bring assignment to me to review half way through 
 
       
1/09
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  What are the six kingdoms and what type of cells do they have
  • Organelle flashcards 
1/10
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  List 5 organelles and their function.
  • Complete flashcards
  • Set Quiz 
  • Begin cell drawings 
1/11
  • Organelle Flashcards
  • Cells
  • WU:  List an addition 3 organelles and functions
  • Complete drawings
  • Set cell model 
1/12
  • Organelle Quiz
  • Cells
  • WU:  Review organelles
  • Organelle quiz
  • Work on Textbook Chapter 
       
1/02
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  What is a cell?
  • Explanation of semester plan.
  • Discussion on surface area and volume.
  • Demo of sugar cubes. 
1/03
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  Explain why surface area and volume ratio is important.
  • Discussion on the characteristics of life.
  • Explain what a cell organelle is. 
1/04
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  What is a cell organelle?
  • Discussion on types of cells--prokaryotic and eukaryotic
  • Cell organelle flashcards 
1/05
  • None
  • Cells
  • WU:  What is the difference between a prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell
  • Complete flashcards
  • Begin cell drawings (?) 
       
11/28
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  What are 5 sedimentary rocks formations
  • Rock Research Project 
11/29
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  Questions and gather material
  • Rock Research 
11/30
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  Questions and gather material
  • Rock Research 
12/1
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  Questions and gather material
  • Rock Research 
       
11/14
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  What are the three types of rocks
  • Discussion on the rock cycle
  • Drawings 
11/15
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  Explain the rock cycle
  • Discussion on igneous rocks
  • Drawings 
11/16
  • None
  • Rocks
  • WU:  Explain igneous rocks
  • Discussion on metamorphic rocks
  • Drawings 
11/17
  • Rock Cycle Drawing
  • Rocks
  • WU:  What is a metamorphic rock
  • Discussion on sedimentary rocks 
       
11/7
  • None
  • Minerals
  • WU:  What is a taxonomic key?
  • Notebook Quiz
  • New Textbooks 
11/8
  • None
  • Minerals 
  • WU:  Lab Quiz
  • Mineral Lab 
11/9
  • Mineral Labs
  • Minerals/Rocks
  • WU:  What is a Rock?
  • Discussion on Weathering and Erosion
  • Weathering and Erosion Examples 
11/10
  • None
  • Rocks 
  • WU:  What is weathering and erosion
  • Discussion on the rock cycle and rock types 
       
10/31
  • None 
  • Earth Structure 
  • WU:  Why is understanding Plate Tectonics Important?
  • Complete Letters 
11/1
  • Letters 
  • Rocks and Minerals 
  • WU:  What Is mineral?
  • Discussion on what a mineral is and difference with rocks 
11/2
  • None 
  • Rocks and Minerals 
  • WU:   What is a mineral?
  • Discussion on mineral characteristics and identification. 
11/3
  • None 
  • Rocks and Minerals 
  • WU:  What are 4 ways to identify minerals.
  • Classification class activity. 
       
10/17
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  List the layers of Earth and explain the core
  • Discussion of tectonic plates and subduction zones 
10/18
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  What is a subduction zone?
  • Discussion on divergent zones.
  • Set drawing on subduction zones. 
10/19
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  None--Meet in library
  • Drawings 
10/20
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Collect Materials
  • Drawings 
       
10/10
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain the two types of crust.
  • Discussion on the Mantle 
  • Set Earth Drawing 
10/11
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain the Mantle.
  • Discussion on the inner core.
  • Continue Earth Drawing 
10/12
  • None 
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain the inner core
  • Discussion on the outer core.
  • Complete drawing 
10/13
  • Earth Drawing
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain the outer core
  • Discussion on plate tectonics and earthquakes 
       
10/3
  • Test RG
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Test Questions
  • Exam:  Geological Time 
10/4
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  What is the Earth made out of?
  • Review Exams
  • Discussion on Earths layers 
10/5
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  What are the 3 major layers of the Earth.
  • Discussion on the the Earth's crust and how it formed 
10/6
  • None
  • Earth Structure
  • WU:  Explain the 2 types of Earth's Crust
  • Discussion on the Earth's mantle 
       
9/19
  • None
  • Fossils
  • WU:  What is a fossil?
  • Discussion on types of fossils
  • Begin fossil research. 
9/20
  • None
  • Fossils
  • WU:  What are the types of fossils?
  • Fossil Research 
9/21
  • None
  • Fossils
  • WU:  Explain 2 types of fossils.
  • Fossil Research 
9/22
  • None
  • Fossils
  • WU:  Explain 2 additional types of fossils
  • Fossil Research 
       
9/12
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Draw 4 event relative time sequences
  • Book/Independent Study Time 
9/13
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Questions on textbook questions
  • Complete relative aging sequences
9/14
  • Relative aging sequences
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  What is actual age?
  • Discussion on actual age and half lives. 
  • Half-life demo 
9/15
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain half-life 
  • Discussion and powerpoint on fossil types 
       
9/6
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain each of eras of the phanerozoic eon
  • Complete Vocabulary CW  
9/7
  • Vocab CW
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  How do we know how old something is?
  • Discussion on plate tectonics and land masses 
9/8
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain plate tectonics
  • Discussion on relative dating and superposition
  • Begin relative dating activity 
9/9
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain why relative dating is important.
  • Complete relative dating activity 
       
8/29
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  What are the 4 eons and when were they?
  • Vocabulary CW 
8/30
  • Vocabulary CW
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  List and Define 5 vocab terms
  • Discussion on individual eons
  • Big Question how has the Earth Changed 
8/31
  • None
  • Geological Time 
  • WU:  How has the Earth Changed?
  • Land masses and plate tectonics 
9/1
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain plate tectonics.
  • Relative dating
  • Relative Dating Activity 
       
8/22
  • None
  • Scale
  • WU:  What is scale?
  • Complete scale video 
8/23
  • None
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  List 5 things that happened on the Earth before humans?
  • Discussion on geological time.
  • Pass out text books  (chapt. 8)
8/24
  • Signed Syllabus
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  How old is the Earth?
  • Discuss the geological eons
  • Lesson #1 of chapter 8 
8/25
  • Binder w/ tabs
  • Geological Time
  • WU:  Explain the geological eons.
  • Vocab. CW on chapter 8 
       
8/17
  • None
  • Welcome Back
  • WU:  None
  • Take Role and Listen to Announcements
  • Welcome back assembly in gym 
8/18
  • None
  • Classroom Intro.
  • WU:  None
  • Expectations/Class Syllabus
  • Discussion on notebooks 
  • Demo of online web site
  • Begin Video:   The Biggest and Smallest

 

 

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