Utah Open Textbook: 7th Grade Science

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Physical and biological factors affect everyday living. Scholars explore concepts such as electromagnetic forces, motion, the rock cycle, and geological changes. They examine cells as the building blocks of life and how organisms reproduce by using images and diagrams. They identify how traits affect survival of organisms and how life has changed over time by completing questioning activities to round out the lesson.

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CCSS: Adaptable
NGSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign "Explore This Phenomenon" as introductory questions for homework or as a warm-up to engage learners
  • Have small groups complete the "Putting it Together" activities as a jigsaw and share answers with each other
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires some general scientific knowledge for understanding
Pros

  • Provides relevant images to connect with real life
  • Diagrams and activities enhance learning
Cons

  • None
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