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7th Grade Introductory Activities

Enduring Understanding: Students will begin their classes with fun and educational activities. Skill building, scientific methods, and safety may be addressed separately from other core instructional activities.

Essential Questions

  1. What is science? What do scientists do?
  2. What are tools of science? How do they work?
  3. How are scientific methods used to solve problems?

Learning Plan

Learning Activity
Technology
Application Lab
Inquiry Lab
Discussion
Audio-Visual
Reading/ Writing
Students Teach
Demonstration
Dots
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Scientific Method: Tricky Paper
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Scientific Method PowerPoint
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Triple Beam Lab
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Putting Scientific Method Together
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Write it do it
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Egg Drop
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Safety contract
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Safety Power Point
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Making and following directions
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Newspaper Bridge Building
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Measuring Matter Website
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