7th Grade Science

Weeks of 9/12 + 9/19

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YAY for Biology!

We have officially begun our life science unit. We've finished discussion of biological hierarchy and will now focus on cells.


>>>Cell Test Friday, 9/23


>>>Organelle Poster Due Tuesday, 9/27
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Standards, Essential Questions, + Big Ideas

NC Essential Standard 7.L.1


Essential Questions:

  • Why is a dog considered a more diverse organism than a pond organism like an amoeba?
  • How could organelles be compared to parts of your school?
  • What factors do you think make you “alive”?

Big Ideas:

  • Variation in organisms is linked to the type of reproduction it undergoes.
  • The function of organelles maintains homeostasis in cells.
  • The characteristics of living organisms.

Tentative Schedule

MONDAY (9/12)


CW: Cell Theory


HW: Finish CW (Discovering Cells Review + Reinforce)


TUESDAY


CW: Prokaryotes + Eukaryotes, Organelles Foldable; Go Over Hierarchy Quiz


HW: Finish CW (Looking Inside Cells Review + Reinforce)


WEDNESDAY


CW: Organelle Bingo + Organelle Discussion (cont'd), Plant and Animal Cells, Labeling + Coloring the Cell


HW: None


THURSDAY


CW: Organelle Bingo + Cells (cont'd)


HW: None


FRIDAY


CW: Cells WebQuest


HW: None


MONDAY (9/19)


CW: Protist Discussion + WebQuest Continued


HW: Begin Study Guide (due Thursday)


TUESDAY


CW: Compare + Contrast Plant and Animal Cells, Cell Coloring Sheet


HW: Continue Study Guide


WEDNESDAY


CW: Microscope Lab


HW: Continue Study Guide (due tomorrow); Review for Test Friday


THURSDAY


CW: Review Sheet + Possible Activity


HW: Study for Test


FRIDAY


CW: Cell Structure + Function Test; Organelle Wanted Poster


HW: Finish Organelle Wanted Poster