Science & Nature
7th Grade Science Inquiry Lessons
This class is designed to teach all of the National Science Standards required for 7th graders. This is a class geared toward Homeschool Students that wish to learn the science concepts and vocabulary associated with the National Science Standards. There are many follow-up activities, labs, videos, simulations, games, and notes so that science can continue throughout the week. The teacher keeps an interactive notebook and posts her notes after class to encourage students to review and copy the notes into their notebooks. The teacher also offers a semester exam at the end of the course and sends students that pass it and that have attended most weeks, a certificate of completion.
Teri Barenborg M.Ed
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7th Grade Science Class Outline This is a yearlong course that students can log in for the weeks that interest them. I teach with a presentation and align hands-on activities to the standards. I also stop periodically to check for student understanding. We use the whiteboard, chat box, and sometimes breakout rooms. I will cover all the National Science Standards required for grade 7 science. Here is the schedule: Each week is a stand-alone subject within the standards of...
Students will learn the Grade 7 National Science Standards Matter: MS-PS1-3 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-4 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-5 Matter and its Interactions MS-PS1-6 Matter and its Interactions Forces: MS-PS2-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-4 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions Energy: MS-PS3-3 Energy MS-PS3-4 Energy Earth and Human Activity: MS-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity MS-ESS3-2 Earth and Human Activity MS-ESS3-3 Earth and Human Activity MS-ESS3-4 Earth and Human Activity Engineering Design: MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design Earth's Place in the Universe: MS-ESS1-4 Earth's Place in the Universe MS-ESS2-2 Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-3 Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-4 Earth's Systems MS-ESS2-5 Earth's Systems MS-ESS3-2 Earth and Human Activity From Molecules to Organisms: MS-LS1-2 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes MS-LS1-3 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes MS-LS1-5 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes MS-LS1-7 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes MS-LS1-8 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits MS-LS3-1 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits MS-LS4-1 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity MS-LS4-2 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity MS-LS4-3 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity MS-LS4-4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity MS-LS4-5 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
This course is meant for 7th graders and the sensitive topics will be treated with respect to scientific theory. Parents will also be given a heads-up on sensitive topics (usually by means of an email ahead of time). I have taught middle school science for many years and treat sensitive subjects very carefully and I stick to the standards without adding my own bias. I have bachelor's and master's degrees in education with a specific concentration and certification in middle school sciences.
Students will be offered videos, websites, games, and challenges as review assignments. Vocabulary supports will also be sent after class.
I will send out a supply list before and during the first week of class and periodically throughout the class. The list generally includes common or low-cost items.
An optional benchmark test will be offered for students to take at the end of both semesters.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
There are two units at the end of the Spring Semester that has sensitive subjects: From Molecules to Organisms and Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits (Genetics) and Unity and Biodiversity (fossil evidence for theories). Both of these topics can be controversial and I cover them as THEORIES as the standards are stated.
ScienceSaurus A Student Handbook by Great Source (Green Cover) for grades 6-8. I have the 2002 Copyright version and purchased mine on Thriftbooks for a fraction of the price of a new book. It is not required, but is a great resource and I refer to it in class frequently. A notebook is HIGHLY suggested and I keep one as well and send out my pages of notes after class. I suggest that students copy and read the pages into their notebooks. I use a composition notebook and show students how to set it up the first day of class.
Teri Barenborg M.Ed
STEAM Teacher and Physical Education Teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
112 total reviews
61 completed classes
I teach S.T.E.A.M. classes (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) to students in elementary and middle school. I can also teach pedagogy for parents as teachers so that they can learn more engaging ways to connect with their kids. I...