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    Jan 7 - 11

    Happy New Year - Welcome to 2nd Semester Grade 7 Science

    Monday:

    Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
    Essential Questions
    What are the steps of science investigation?
    What is magnetism?
    What is electricity?
    What are electrical circuits?
    Lesson topic New Semester welcome
    Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding of class expectations.
    Students will share knowledge about magnets and magnetism
    Activities Students will read through the list of class expectations and share opinions.
    Students will review graded quiz on Earth Forces unit.
    Students will write answers to share what they currently know and understand about magnets and magnetism.
    How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
    Students will have personal records for the activity
    Homework
    Text available free online
    Access with the following info:
    www.phsuccessnet.com
    Login: UMScience
    Password: student7
    Students should review the day's class activity for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
    Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet. The current text book will be: Electricity and Magnetism.

    Tuesday - Wednesday:

    Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
    Essential Questions
    What are the steps of science investigation?
    What is magnetism?
    What is electricity?
    What are electrical circuits?
    Lesson topic Video notes on Mythbuster's "Duct Tape" episode
    Targets / lesson objective Students will demonstrate understanding for the process of science investigation.
    Activities Students will complete notes to describe the process of science investigation for one of the episode stories [duct tape & lifting a car; duct tape & cannon; duct tape & floating a boat].
    How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
    Students will have personal records for the activity
    Homework
    Text available free online
    Access with the following info:
    www.phsuccessnet.com
    Login: UMScience
    Password: student7
    Students should continue to review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
    Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

    Thursday - Friday:

    Unit on Magnetism & Electricity
    Essential Questions
    What are the steps of science investigation?
    What is magnetism?
    What is electricity?
    What are electrical circuits?
    Lesson topic Discovering the nature of magnetism
    Targets / lesson objective Students will develop understanding for the properties of magnetism.
    Activities Students will complete work in small groups to develop sense of attraction, repulsion, magnetic force and field.
    Students will take notes from text on key concepts for understanding magnetism and for understanding the atomic basis of magnetism.
    Students will take notes from Learning Company video on key concepts for magnetism
    How will students demonstrate learning Students will demonstrate positive participation in activity.
    Students will have personal records for the activity
    Homework
    Text available free online
    Access with the following info:
    www.phsuccessnet.com
    Login: UMScience
    Password: student7
    Students should review class notes in science spiral or folder for about 15 minutes per class day to build a solid understanding.
    Our UMS Prentice Hall text book is available free on the Internet.

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