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7th Grade Science Standards (Prior)

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7th Grade Science Skills
Prior Standards Implementation


(6th Grade) 7th Grade Science Skills (8th Grade)

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Page last edited 2/27/2009

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Life Science Standards
Cell Structure and Function
7.1.1 | 7.1.2 | 7.1.3 | 7.1.4 | 7.1.5 | 7.1.6
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Internet Resources
Recognize basic structures that most cells share (i.e., nucleus, cytoplasm, and cell membrane).
7.1.1
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Identify major cell organelles and their functions.
7.1.2
CS
  1. Animal Cell Functions - a fill-in-the-blank quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Animal Cell Parts - a fill-in-the-blank quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Cell Organelles Quiz - a matching quiz at Quia
  4. Cell Structure - an index of five interactive learning modules This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Cell Structure - a 48 slide ppt show
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Cell Structure and Function - a 76 slide ppt show
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Cell Structure and Function - a 69 slide ppt show with many great images
  8. Cell Structure and Function Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Cells and Organelles - includes an interactive drawing that identifies organelles upon mouseover
  10. Inside the Cell - from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    1. Owner's Guide to the Cell - includes specifics regarding organelles
  11. Make a Model of a Cell - The purpose of this lab is to make a 3D model of a cell in order to better understand the parts and workings of a cell. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Major Eukaroytic Cell Organelles - subcell parts with special catalytic functions [ includes links to many great pictures ]
  13. Organelle - from Wikipedia
  14. Organelle Function Page - posted by the Utah State Office of Education
    1. Organelle Functions organized in a table
  15. Review cell structure and function (plant and animal) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Structure and Function of Cell s - a 33 slide ppt show
  17. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Tour of the Cell - this 92 slide show has many great images
  18. Virtual Cell - roll your cursor over the cell drawing
  19. Virtual Plant Cell - Have a safe journey and beware of flying chloroplasts!
  20. What is a Cell - from the National Center for Biotechnology Information [ 27 pages if printed ]
Distinguish between plant and animal cells.
7.1.3
CS
  1. Animal Cell Anatomy - a good clean drawing from Enchanted Learning
  2. Animal and Plant Cells - first select Similarities and then select Differences from the index on the left at this page.
  3. Animal Cells - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
  4. Cell Organelles - select Plant or Animal (from Cells Alive)
  5. The Cell Page - Click on the label for any plant or animal cell organelle to find out more about it. ( great drawings )
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Cell Parts - simple ppt show comaring organelles of plantg and animal cells
  7. Comparing plant and animal cells - Teachnology has a worksheet to help your students distinguish between the cells This link includes something for the teacher to print
  8. Comparison Of Plant & Animal Cells This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Compairson of Plant and Animal Cells - 26 slides including a Venn diagram for comparing
  10. Focusing on the Cell - a lesson plan from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis A lesson plan can be found at this site
  11. Plant and Animal Cell - a sheet to print with side by side labeled cells This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Plant and Animal Cells - This real-time 3D model allows the user to inspect the structures of both plant and animal cells. The student is able to explore the entire cell from any angle as well as drill down to individual organelles of the cell for more information and a better view. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Plant Cell Anatomy - a fill-in-the-blank quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Plant Cell Functions - a fill-in-the-blank quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  15. The Plant Cell - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
Sequence a series of diagrams depicting the movement of chromosomes during mitosis.
7.1.4
CS
  1. Cell Cycle Quiz - [ advanced level ] Correct each error by clicking on the incorrect word or phrase. Correct picks will result in the insertion of the correct word or phrase above the error. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. A diagram comparing and contrasting mitosis and meiosis
  3. E-LAB-Mitosis and Meiosis A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Events In Mitosis - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
  5. Inside the Cell - from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    1. Multiplication by Division - includes specifics regarding mitosis
  6. Mitosis and Meiosis - from the Lab Bench at Prentice Hall - several chapters, each with excellent animations This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Mitosis - explanation followed by a quiz (46 slides)
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Mitosis - excellent images (17 slides)
  9. Online Onion Root Tips - images are displayed, students select the phase in which the image belongs This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Determine the relationships among cells, tissues, organs, and systems given a diagram and identify the function of organ systems.
7.1.5
CS
  1. Basic Anatomy - Tissues & Organs
  2. Body Organs Systems and Function - 12 flashcards
  3. Inside the Cell - from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences
    1. Cellular Specialties - includes specifics about cells in specific systems
  4. Organ System Review - text only page listing components, function and features
  5. Organ Systems - from Merck
  6. Organ Systems of the Human Body - [ advanced level ] Challenge your knowledge with this Quia quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Vertebrate Organ Systems - functions and components
  8. Virtual Body - select English of Spanish and explore body systems This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Your Body's Systems - from Fact Monster
Predict the movement of substances through osmosis or diffusion across the cell membrane, given solutions of different concentrations.
7.1.6
CS
  1. Cell Membrane - good illustrations for each section
  2. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Cell Membrane: Osmosis and Diffusion - a 21 slide ppt show
  3. Diffusion - from Hyperphysics
  4. Diffusion - from Wikipedia
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Diffusion and Osmosis - a 16 slide ppt show
  6. Diffusion and Osmosis - click on a topic and then click in the box to see an animation [ leave the cursor inside the animation to see it continue ]
  7. Diffusion and Osmosis - from the Lab Bench at Prentice Hall - several chapters, each with excellent animations This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Diffusion Tutorial - in the form of a slide show
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Homeostasis and Transport - a 43 slide ppt show
  10. Osmosis - from Hyperphysics
  11. Osmosis - from Wikipedia
  12. Osmosis Tutorial - in the form of a slide show
  13. A PowerPoint show related to this standard The Plasma Membrane: Transport Across the Membrane - a 29 slide ppt show
  14. Principles of Diffusion and Osmosis - 16 pages if printed
  15. Transport Across Cell Membranes - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
  16. Transport In and Out of Cells - seven topics
Food Production and Energy for Life
7.3.1 | 7.3.2 | 7.3.3 | 7.3.4 | 7.3.5 | 7.3.6 | 7.3.7 | 7.3.8
Determine what plants need to make food.
7.3.1
FP
  1. All About Plants - a ThinkQuest site which tells how plants make food, subtitled "Ms. Plant Makes Breakfast"
  2. Making Food - what plants need to make their own food
  3. Plant Needs - a lesson plan with an experiment A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Plants: Complete the Puzzle - a crossword puzzle from EdHelper This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Why do Plants Need Fertilizer? - (from How Stuff Works)
Identify photosynthesis as the food making process in plants.
7.3.2
FP
  1. Corn and Photosynthesis - efficient photosynthetic system and a long period of seasonal growth allow corn to produce high yields ( reading level is a bit high, but this is short and succinct )
  2. Illuminating Photosynthesis - from NOVA Online A video is available through this link
    1. Worksheet to use with the Nova site A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  3. Introducing Photosynthesis
    1. First Look - overview
    2. Advanced Look - in-depth
    3. Movie A video is available through this link
  4. Introduction to Photosynthesis and Its Applications - from Arizona State University
  5. Photosynthesis - a BioCoach activity
    1. 25 question quiz to go with the BioCoach activity This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Photosynthesis - a one slide ppt show which uses animation effectively
  7. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Photosynthesis - a 38 slide ppt show
  8. Photosynthesis - an explanation of the four parts from Biology4Kids
  9. Photosynthesis - an excellent Flash animation A video is available through this link
  10. Photosynthesis - a Thinkquest entry
  11. Photosynthesis - from Wikipedia
  12. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Photosynthesis - the process by which plants use energy from sunlight to produce sugar ( high reading level, but a large number of really good illustrations )
  13. Photosynthesis animation
  14. Photosynthesis animation - this Shockwave animation has variables students can change This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Photosynthesis animation - students are required to click on areas to keep the animation going
  16. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Photosynthesis: How do plants make food? - a Teacher's Guide to show number 907 in the Newton’s Apple series. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  17. Photosynthesis and Respiration - a quiz from the Quia site This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  18. Photosynthesis and Respiration - links to activities, labs and other web pages
  19. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Photosynthesis: Don't "Leaf" Out Fall's Most Valuable Lesson! – (a lesson planning article from Education World) They have raked up a pile of activities for you to "leaf" through.
  20. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Photosynthesis: Life's Basic Rx - a 52 slide ppt show with many great images
  21. Photosynthesis: Light Reactions - an excellent Flash animation A video is available through this link
  22. Photosynthesis quiz - decide after the quiz if you really know this material This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  23. Photosynthesis Study Guide - good review questions to test your knowledge [ no answers ] This link includes something for the teacher to print
  24. Photosynthetic Electron Transport and ATP Synthesis [advanced level] A video is available through this link
  25. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Plant Physiology: Photosynthesis - a 41 slide ppt show
  26. Quiz on Photosynthesis - seven questions This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  27. Transpiration - transfer of water from plants to the atmosphere
  28. Virtual Photosynthesis Experiments - on-line virtual experiments with Dr. Gene Splicer which show some of the ways scientists study photosynthesis This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  29. What Happens in a Typical Leaf - excellent illustrations in this photosynthesis tutorial
  30. What is Photosynthesis - from Arizona State University's Center for Bioenergy & Photosynthesis
  31. Why Do Leaves Change Color in the Fall? - To answer that question, you first have to understand what leaves are and what they do.
Select the structures that animals use to obtain oxygen.
7.3.3
FP
  1. All Living Things Need Oxygen
    1. Fish | Birds | Insects | Mammals | Reptiles | Amphibians | Plants
  2. Animals Which Breathe Through Their Skin -
  3. Breathing Underwater - Animals which live underwater have no problem in expelling carbon dioxide because it dissolves very easily in water. Their problem is how to obtain enough oxygen.
  4. How Do Animals Live in Water - only a part of this article is about how animals breathe
  5. How Do Fish Obtain Oxygen While Underwater - from Yahoo Answers
  6. Respiratory Systems - many good images of gas transfer devices
  7. Why Do We Breathe and Why Do We Need Lungs to Do It? - from NMSI, a family of museums
Classify animals according to their means of obtaining oxygen.
7.3.4
FP
  1. An index of cellular respiration animations
  2. Aerobic and Anaerobic Respiration - an interactive, animated exploration of cellular respiration
  3. Cell Respiration - from the Lab Bench at Prentice Hall - several chapters, each with excellent animations This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Breathing Victory - an Cable in the Classroom lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Aerobic respiration is by far the most efficient method
  6. Glycolysis - an overview of aerobic and anaerobic respiration in the form of a Battleship game This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select the illustration that depicts the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and their environment.
7.3.5
FP
  1. Carbon Cycle - includes concept maps of the aquatic cycle and the terrestrial cycle
  2. Carbon Cycle - includes several good photo illustrations
  3. Carbon Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  4. Carbon Cycle - one image [.gif] to use in a ppt show
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Carbon Cycle - great images, good questions in this 62 slide show
  6. The Carbon Cycle and Earth's Climate - four good illustrations which you might want to incorporate into a ppt show
  7. Cycles - from the Utah Education Network, also includes the nitgrogen cycle
  8. Oxygen Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard The Oxygen Cycle - a 32 slide ppt show
  10. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student information sheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Oxygen Cycling - from Geography4Kids
  13. What is the Carbon Cycle? - a ThinkQuest site
Identify the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.
7.3.6
FP
  1. Aerobic Respiration - a review of the elements in a balanced equation describing respiration
  2. Cell Respiration - a BioCoach activity
  3. Cellular Respiration - an animation that shows how cellular respiration works
  4. Cellular Respiration - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
  5. Energy Flow: Respiration - lecture notes with several good illustrations
  6. Investigating Photosynthesis and Respiration through Kinesthetics and Inquiry - eight page lesson plan including a student worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Photosynthesis animation
  8. Photosynthesis - a large document with lots of good illustrations
  9. Photosynthesis and Respiration - an illustration with explanation
  10. Photosynthesis and Respiration - a vocabulary list to use for making flashcards [ back to activity button does not work ]
  11. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Photosynthesis/Cell Respiration Jeopardy - no category headings, seven categories with six questions each, answers on the last slide which students do not see
  12. Photosynthesis Study Guide - No answers, but good review questions to test your knowledge.
  13. Plant Respiration quiz - decide after the quiz if you really know this material This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  14. Transpiration - transfer of water from plants to the atmosphere
Associate the processes of photosynthesis and respiration with appropriate cellular organelles.
7.3.7
FP
  1. Cell Organelles: The Chloroplast
  2. Metabolism - from Kimball's Online Biology Pages
  3. Plant Pigments and Photosynthesis - from the Lab Bench at Prentice Hall - several chapters, each with excellent animations This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Interpret a diagram depicting the oxygen-carbon dioxide cycle
7.3.8
FP
  1. Carbon Cycle - includes concept maps of the aquatic cycle and the terrestrial cycle
  2. Carbon Cycle - includes several good photo illustrations
  3. Carbon Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  4. Carbon Cycle - one image [.gif] to use in a ppt show
  5. The Carbon Cycle and Earth's Climate - four good illustrations which you might want to incorporate into a ppt show
  6. Cycles - from the Utah Education Network, also includes the nitgrogen cycle
  7. Diagram of the Carbon Dioxide Oxygen cycle
  8. Oxygen Cycle - Wikipedia encyclopedia entry
  9. A PowerPoint show related to this standard The Oxygen Cycle - a 32 slide ppt show
  10. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student information sheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  11. Oxygen-Carbon Dioxide Cycle - a one page student worksheet An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  12. Oxygen Cycling - from Geography4Kids
  13. What is the Carbon Cycle? - a ThinkQuest site
Heredity and Reproduction
7.4.1 | 7.4.2 | 7.4.3 | 7.4.4
Match a flower part with its reproductive function.
7.4.1
HR
  1. Flower Anatomy - a sheet to print from Enchanted Learning This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Flower Parts from the Great Plant Escape This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Flower Parts and Function - a Wikipedia article
  4. Flowering Plant Function - flower structure
  5. Flowers - many good images accompany this explanation of flower part functions
  6. This is a PowerPoint show A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Parts of a Flower
  7. Plant Parts and Function - from the Arizona Master Gardener manual
  8. What Are the Parts of a Flower? - a quiz from the Great Plant Escape This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Distinguish between sexual and asexual methods of reproduction.
7.4.2
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Recognize advantages and disadvantages of sexual and asexual reproduction.
7.4.3
HR
  1. Asexual Reproduction from the New York Regents Test prep site
  2. Assembling the Stages of Meiosis I - drag the correct images into place This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Assembling the Stages of Meiosis II - drag the correct images into place This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. An index of Mitosis/Meiosis animations
  5. Meiosis - Illustration of the process by which a single parent diploid cell divides to produce four daughter haploids cells
  6. Meiosis tutorial - This exercise is designed to help you understand the events that occur in process of meiosis, which takes place to produce our gametes.
  7. Sexual Reproduction from the New York Regents Test prep site
  8. Stages of Meiosis - images presented as a slide show
Recognize a variety of pollination methods and associated floral adaptations.
7.4.4
HR
  1. Plant Reproduction - a methods of pollination video posted on YouTube A video is available through this link
  2. Pollination - Encarta article
  3. Pollination - a Wikipedia article
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Pollination - a 27 slide ppt show [ the first and last slides are specific to a class assignment, you might consider removing those slides before using ]
  5. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Pollination Methods
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Structure and Function of the Flower - a 17 slide show ppt show

Earth Science Standards
Atmospheric Cycles
7.8.1 | 7.8.2 | 7.8.3 | 7.8.4
Determine how temperature affects evaporation and condensation in the atmosphere.
7.8.1
AC
  1. Condensation - the conversion of water from a gas into a liquid
  2. Eurerka: Evaporation and Condensation - a YouTube video A video is available through this link
  3. Evaporation - the conversion of water from a liquid into a gas
  4. Evaporation and Condensation - analysis of the part these processes play in the water cycle
  5. Evaporation and Condensation - from USA Today weather
  6. Evaporation and Condensation - a water cycle in a mayonnaise jar
  7. Factors Affecting the Rate of Evaporation - a Wikipedia article
  8. Molecular Motion Determines Water's State - from USA Today weather
  9. Water Cycle: Condensation - from Water Science at the USGS site
  10. Water Cycle: Evaporation - from Water Science at the USGS site
Identify the detailed features of the water cycle given a diagram (i.e., evaporation, condensation, precipitation, run-off, and transpiration).
7.8.2
AC
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsCreate a model of the water cycle - lesson plan from Oceans Alive A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Droplet and the Water Cycle - Avoid pitfalls and predators while you navigate a Droplet through several challenging levels of the hydrological cycle. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Follow a drop through the water cycle
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessonsHow You Can Make a Model of the Water Cycle - print this to give to your students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. The Hydrologic Cycle - Enchanted Learning's lesson plans and diagrams.
  6. Ideas for teaching about the water cycle - from Pro Teacher A lesson plan can be found at this site
  7. Introduction to the Water Cycle - index page for three other pages listed on the left side of the page
  8. Jumbled Water Cycle - click and drag components to their proper place Use this site with an interactive whiteboard
  9. Making a Water Cycle Model - three different ways to model the water cycle An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  10. The State of Water in Air, Land and Sea - This page provides information about three phases of water as well as links to resources, lesson plans and games. [Alyssa, tell your class we said Thanks!]
  11. Study Jams: Water Cycle Video - a video from Scholastic.com does a good job of explaining the cycle [the quiz does not work properly] A video is available through this link
  12. Water Cycle
  13. The Water Cycle - US Geological Survey's Water Cycle - one of the most complete explanation of the cycle
  14. Water Cycle Animation - Observe a raindrop traveling through various paths of the water cycle. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. Water Cycle Animation - from BBC This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  16. Water Cycle Animation - make changes to the image by selecting buttons on the left - from EarthGuide This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. The Water Cycle - US Geological Survey's Water Cycle - one of the most complete explanation of the cycle
  18. The Water Cycle: Background Information for Teachers - this 24 page .pdf document has lots of good lesson plan ideas and printable resources for students An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  19. The Water Cycle Lesson Plan - five activities in one [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]A lesson plan can be found at this site
  20. Water Cycle Lesson Plan - from Planet H2O A lesson plan can be found at this site
  21. Water Cycle Player - interactive animation from Discovery Education This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  22. Water Science - US Geological Survey's (USGS) Water Science for Schools web site! They offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
  23. A PowerPoint show related to this standardWater Cycle - a slide show by Soo Park, Alex Reynolds, Kate Schmidt, Connie Woo, and Christine Zackrison
  24. Water Cycle Lesson Plan - from Planet H2O A lesson plan can be found at this site
  25. Water Cycle WebQuest - [designed for 5th grade]
  26. Water Cycle WebQuest
  27. Water Wizard quizzes - Do you have a fountain of knowledge when it comes to water? Well, dive right in and test your knowledge of water with these Water Wizard quizzes. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  28. The Watershed Game - Many things happen in a watershed that affect the quality of the water we rely upon . Examine the issues in each area of the watershed, then see the impacts of your choices. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Analyze data and make predictions about weather given a scenario.
7.8.3
AC
  1. Real-time data sources to use in weather forecasting projects
    1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Conditions for the last 24 hours reported by the National Weather Service - Select State from the pull down menu, then select City
    2. Intellicast Radar Loop of the last 6 hours covering the contiguous United States. This Doppler radar site indicates clouds, rain and snow with different colors, and refreshes 4 times per hour. They now offer a 12 hour java loop . More importantly, this loop allows you to step forward, or backward, one image at a time.
    3. National Forecast Maps from NOAA
    4. Weather Underground - look up any city in the US and most cities around the world
  2. Compare and contrast warm and cold fronts - excellent animations of each type of front
  3. Create a New Hawaiian Island - read the page then click on the link at the bottom of the page to experiment with these local effects on climate by creating a new Hawaiian island! This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Meteorology Online: Weather Forecasting - a ThinkQuest entry
  5. Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data
  6. Weather Activities - three levels of practice reporting weather followed by three levels of predicting the weather This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  7. Weather Forecasting - from Wikipedia
  8. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Weather Instruments - this 36 slide ppt show has excellent views of weather instruments used to collect data
  9. Weather Watch - a student activity from Scholastic - links to six types of weatrher instruments and a link to a data sheet to use A lesson plan can be found at this site
  10. Weather Watchers - a lesson plan from Illuminations A lesson plan can be found at this site
Interpret weather data using a weather map.
7.8.4
AC
  1. Analyzing Weather Maps - lesson plan
  2. Daily Weather Maps from NOAA - Click on the Surface Weather Map to see a larger map with plotted station observations.
  3. How to interpret a weather map
  4. A PowerPoint show related to this standard How to Read Weather Maps - This 36 slide shows how to read the various symbols associated with a station. The final slide acts as a quiz, testing understanding.
  5. Reading and Creating a Weather Map - lesson plan with printable maps integrated A lesson plan can be found at this site
  6. Reading Weather Maps - In the sections that follow, students will examine features to look for on weather maps to make a forecasts, general methods of preparing a forecast, and more specific tips for specific scenarios.
  7. Satellite Movies of Air Masses Moving across North America
  8. Surface Weather Analysis - complete listing of weather map symbols
  9. Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data
  10. Virtual Weather Map Room - provided by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  11. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Weather Forecasting Using the Internet - suggestions for incorporating weather into your curriculum
  12. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Weather Fronts on a Weather Map - a 17 slide ppt show

Physical Science Standards
Structure and Properties of Matter
7.12.1 | 7.12.2 | 7.12.3 | 7.12.4
Determine the measurable properties of matter and appropriate metric units (i.e., weight, mass, volume, density, size (length, width, height, and temperature).
7.12.1
SP
  1. Beakman Explains Gas Density - video from YouTube A video is available through this link
  2. Buoyancy and Density - a 12 minute video from YouTube A video is available through this link
  3. Calculate the density of two blocks and then identify the material that the blocks are made of
  4. Density Challenge This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Density Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Dr. Reich Density Lab - a video from YouTube [ turn off the sound and ask students to collect data & calculate density ] A video is available through this link
  7. Dunkin' for Density - lesson plan to print and use as a lab activity A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  8. Eureka: Volume and Density - video from YouTube A video is available through this link
  9. Float or Sink: You Find Out - interactive lab which allows students to calculate density This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Mass Volume Density Quiz (Level 1) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Mass Volume Density Quiz (level 2) This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. Matter - from Vision Learning
  13. Volume and Density Lab - nine page document A lesson plan can be found at this site A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded
  14. Volume, Mass and Density - a supplementary activity for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Distinguish between elements, compounds, and mixtures (i.e., Na, Cl, NaCl, C, O2, CO2, H2, and H20).
7.12.2
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  1. BBC Science: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures eight sections
    1. Atoms and elements | Chemical symbols / the periodic table | Compounds | Atoms and molecules | Chemical formulae | Mixtures | Checkpoint | Separating mixtures
    2. Test on Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Compound Basics - from Chem4Kids
  3. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures
  4. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - a 27 page unit plan to print and use in your classroom A lesson plan can be found at this site An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - from Doc Brown's Chemistry Clinic
  6. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - posted by Purdue University
  7. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - posted by NYU
  8. Elements and Compounds Printables - from Teachnology
  9. Elements, Mixtures and Compounds - a quiz with pull down choices This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. How Do You Know if it's a Mixture - presentation in the form of a slide show
  11. Making Mayonnaise-An Edible Emulsion - a text only lesson plan A lesson plan can be found at this site
  12. Matter and it's Changes - a ThinkQuest entry
  13. Mixture Basics - from Chem4Kids
  14. Mixture, Elements, and Compounds - a matching quiz at Quia
  15. Mixtures: an Interactive Lesson - author - Laura Maki
  16. Mixtures, Elements, and Compounds - a Rags to Riches Quia quiz
  17. Molecular structure animation of four common substances This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  18. Nature of Matter: Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - from Tutor Vista
Classify substances as elements or compounds from their symbols or formulas.
7.12.3
SP
  1. Compounds - includes tables of examples
  2. Element, Compound, and Mixture - a quiz from Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Element, Compound, or Mixture - a ten question quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Element Formulas - From the name of an element , determine the formula (if different from the symbol)
  5. Element or Compound - from the name of a chemical , determine whether it is an element or compound
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Element or Compound - a 58 slide ppt show with good images, questions, and assignments
  7. Is a Diamond Element or Compound - answer to the question from Ask A Scientist
  8. Network or Molecular Compounds - from the name of a compound , determine whether it is network or molecular
Compare the motion and arrangement of molecules in solids, liquids, and gases.
7.12.4
SP
  1. Gases, Liquids, and Solids - includes a good animated image of three phases
  2. Matter and Energy - includes a very good animation of three phases of matter
  3. Phases of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas - good drawing showing molecule arrangement of the three phases
  4. Solid, Liquid, Gas Demo - simulate states of matter using petri dishes and BB's
  5. Solids, Liquids & Gases - a ThinkQuest entry
  6. Solids, liquids and gases - their molecular structure
  7. Solid, Liquid & Gas Fact activity - from BBC [ includes a quiz ] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data & This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. States of Matter - from Chem4Kids - links on the left relate to each of the physical states
  9. States of Matter - interactive site from Harcourt School Publishers This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. States of Matter - from a NASA site with K-12 resources
  11. States of Matter - followed by a short quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  12. States of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas, and Plasma - includes a five question quiz at the end This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. States of Water: Solid, Liquid, Gas - from a weather site posted by the University of Illinois
  14. Testing Time - click and drag household items to the right box This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Review Help
ISAT
  1. Council on Competiveness presents a truly rigorous exam - select 7th Grade and then Science [timed exam] This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Interactive Sample Tests - released sample items from the Illinois State Board of Education This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding




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