7th Grade SEEd Resources

This collection contains highly recommended seventh-grade SEEd lessons, activities, and other resources from the eMedia library.

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7.1 Force & Motion Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.1.1 and 7.1.2 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.1 Forces and Interactions Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.1.3 and 7.1.4 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.2.1 Pluto's Rock Cycle
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This is an interactive, seventh grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 7.2.1. It guides students through information and activities about Pluto's rock cycle.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
01/11/2022
7.2.2 Temporal and Spacial Scales of Tectonic Plate Movement
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This is an interactive, seventh grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 7.2.2. It guides students through information and activities about temporal and spacial scales of tectonic plate movement.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
01/11/2022
7.2.5 Patterns of Earthquakes and Volcanoes
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This is an interactive, seventh grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 7.2.5. It guides students through information and activities about patterns of earthquakes and volcanoes.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
01/11/2022
7.2 Geologic Hazards Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.2.2 and 7.2.3 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will research and develop models to better understand the impact of landslides and earthquakes in Salt Lake County.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.2 Rocks Tells a Story Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.2.1 and 7.2.6 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will explore how rocks provide evidence of the geologic events and processes that have shaped Earth throughout its history.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.3.3 Pulse and Activity
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This is a seventh-grade student science experience tied to SEEd standard 7.3.3. In this experience students investigate how our heart rate is affected by different kinds of activities.
These experiences were designed to support students in engaging in science investigations with siblings and/or parents at home and then report back about what was discovered. They were created in a way that is easily adaptable for both online and printed formats. They are formatted to help students wonder about and investigate the science phenomena happening in the world around them. These experiences do not describe how students should write up and return work to their teacher. It is up to each teacher to adapt them to best meet student needs. When individualized by the teacher, a student could be asked to engage in one or more of these experiences a week and report back. This format aligns closely to the vision and expectation of the SEEd standards.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
SEEd Student Science Experiences
Author:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
04/13/2021
7.3 Metabolic Reactions
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This unit on metabolic reactions in the human body starts out with students exploring a real case study of a middle-school girl named M’Kenna, who reported some alarming symptoms to her doctor. Her symptoms included an inability to concentrate, headaches, stomach issues when she eats, and a lack of energy for everyday activities and sports that she used to play regularly. She also reported noticeable weight loss over the past few months, in spite of consuming what appeared to be a healthy diet. Her case sparks questions and ideas for investigations around trying to figure out which pathways and processes in M’Kenna’s body might be functioning differently than a healthy system and why. 
Students investigate data specific to M’Kenna’s case in the form of doctor’s notes, endoscopy images and reports, growth charts, and micrographs. They also draw from their results from laboratory experiments on the chemical changes involving the processing of food and from digital interactives to explore how food is transported, transformed, stored, and used across different body systems in all people. Through this work of figuring out what is causing M’Kenna’s symptoms, the class discovers what happens to the food we eat after it enters our bodies and how M’Kenna’s different symptoms are connected.
This unit builds towards the following NGSS Performance Expectations (PEs) as described in the OpenSciEd Scope & Sequence: MS-LS1-3, MS-LS1-5, MS-LS1-7, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-2. The OpenSciEd units are designed for hands-on learning, and therefore materials are necessary to teach the unit. These materials can be purchased as science kits or assembled using the kit material list.
Additional Unit InformationNext Generation Science Standards Addressed in this UnitPerformance ExpectationsThis unit builds toward the following NGSS Performance Expectations (PEs):

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Science
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OpenSciEd
Date Added:
12/10/2020
7.3 Structure Fucntion of Life Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.3.1, 7.3.2, 7.3.3 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will learn about cells and cell function by looking at systems from big to small. First learning about how the digestive system works with the circulatory system to get food to cells. Students will investigate cells and their structure and function.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.4.1 Potatoes for French Fries
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This is an interactive, seventh grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 7.4.1. It guides students through information and activities about reproduction and traits using potatoes and french fries as an example case study.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
01/11/2022
7.4 & 7.5 Changes in Organisms Over Time Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.4.2, 7.5.1 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. students will explore the idea that evolution is change over time--that species come from other species due to natural selection, where traits that offer some advantage to an animal will be passed onto offspring.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
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Students figure out that they can trace all food back to plants, including processed and synthetic food. They obtain and communicate information to explain how matter gets from living things that have died back into the system through processes done by decomposers. Students finally explain that the pieces of their food are constantly recycled between living and nonliving parts of a system.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
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Teaching/Learning Strategy
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OpenSciEd
Author:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
12/10/2020
7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis - Unit Overview
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This unit on matter cycling and photosynthesis begins with students reflecting on what they ate for breakfast. Students are prompted to consider where their food comes from and consider which breakfast items might be from plants. Then students taste a common breakfast food, maple syrup, and see that according to the label, it is 100% from a tree.

Based on the preceding unit, students argue that they know what happens to the sugar in syrup when they consume it. It is absorbed into the circulatory system and transported to cells in their body to be used for fuel. Students explore what else is in food and discover that food from plants, like bananas, peanut butter, beans, avocado, and almonds, not only have sugars but proteins and fats as well. This discovery leads them to wonder how plants are getting these food molecules and where a plant’s food comes from.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Provider:
OpenSciEd
Date Added:
12/10/2020
7.4 Reproduction & Inheritance Lesson Plan & Resources
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A Google Drive folder with 7.4.1 phenomenon-based, 5E lessons that align to the SEEd standards. Lesson folders include lesson plans, a slideshow, and supporting materials for teaching the lesson to your students. Students will participate in discussions, modeling activities, and interactives in order to gain an understanding that sexual reproduction leads to greater variation in a population than asexual reproduction.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Granite School District
Date Added:
12/06/2021
7.5.2 Fossil Lake Fish
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This is an interactive, seventh grade Nearpod lesson tied to SEEd standard 7.5.2. It guides students through information and activities about fossil lake fish.
This resource is a student-ready, three-dimensional SEEd science lesson you can add to your Nearpod library. Many of the phenomena, text, and images come from UEN OER textbooks, Seedstorylines.org, ck12.org, and pixabay.com. Most videos are from youtube.com or pbslearningmedia.org. Many of the simulations were found at phet.colorado.edu, ck12.org, and pbslearningmedia.org. This lesson is unique to Nebo School District but was built with the help of many amazing ideas from teachers throughout Utah.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Nearpod
Provider:
Nebo School District
Provider Set:
Nebo SEEd Blended Learning Nearpod Lessons
Author:
Bartholomew, Nate
Date Added:
01/11/2022
7th Grade Specific Presentation_ UtSTA Presentation 2020
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Google Slides presentations that contain three lessons. The first lesson is exploring why planets orbit the Sun (7.1.5), the second lesson is exploring patterns in California plate tectonics (7.2.5), and the third lesson is exploring the coronavirus (7.3.1).

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UtSTA
Date Added:
12/06/2021
Blood: The Stuff of Life
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The purpose of this lesson is to teach students about blood and its components while instilling an appreciation of its importance for survival. The lesson takes a step-by-step approach to determining the recipe for blood while introducing students to important laboratory techniques like centrifugation and microscopy, as well as some diseases of cell types found in blood. It also highlights the importance of donating blood by explaining basic physiological concepts and the blood donation procedure.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT Blossoms
Author:
Melis Anahtar
Date Added:
12/10/2020
Energy Skate Park: Basics
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Learn about conservation of energy with a skater gal! Explore different tracks and view the kinetic energy, potential energy and friction as she moves. Build your own tracks, ramps, and jumps for the skater.

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Science
Physics
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
PhET Interactive Simulations University of Colorado Boulder
Author:
Ariel Paul
Emily B Moore
Katherine Perkins
Noah Podolefsky
Sam Reid
Trish Loeblein
Date Added:
01/31/2012
Mapping Out Tectonics
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A Google Drive folder with lesson plan and accompanying resources studying volcano and earthquake trends follows similar patterns as plate boundaries.

Subject:
Professional Learning
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
UtSTA
Date Added:
12/06/2021
Parent Guide for 7th Graders
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Parents are important partners in achieving the Utah State Board of Education's vision that each student is prepared to succeed and lead by having knowledge and skills to learn, engage civically, and lead meaningful lives. The purpose of this document is to help parents better understand what their children should learn, when a child may need more help or when a child would benefit from extra challenges. By using these resources, you may find more ways to advance your child's learning at home while encouraging growth in their communication, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

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Other
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Provider Set:
Teaching & Learning Parent Guides
Date Added:
08/15/2022
Science Core Guide: Grade Seven
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The Science Core Guides are created to provide guidance for developing effective instruction aligned to the Utah Science with Engineering Education (SEEd) Standards. They are intended to support teachers, administrators, science specialists, instructional coaches, parents, and other stakeholders as they plan instruction at a local level.

The Core Guides are not intended to be read from cover to cover. They are meant as a resource document to be used, when needed, to support teacher professional learning and curriculum decisions. They are not meant to be used by students, and therefore they may not be written in student-friendly language. The Core Guides are meant to inform teachers and leaders as they make science curriculum decisions.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Utah State Board of Education
Date Added:
02/16/2021
Triceratops Traits
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Paleontologists, including a leading expert in horned dinosaurs, lead students through this phenomenon-based investiigation to understand the evolutionary pathway that lead to Triceratops. Students will study use the fossil record and use a suite of interactives to evaluate shared traits, phylogenetic trees, and deep time maps to build an evidence base to help them answer their research question. Along the way, they'll earn a virtual field tool kit and a NHMU Junior Paleontologist certificate.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
What dinosaur did these bones come from?
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Students will compare their Mystery Fossils to 3D models of fossils already classified by type and species from Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry. The data they collect will serve as the basis for their answer to the central question of this investigation,“What dinosaur did these bones come from?”
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
What happened at Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry?
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Students will examine an interactive quarry map of Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, use scientific field notes (primary source material), and consider modern analogs to figure out what happened at this mass death site millions of years ago.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022
What physical features helped a dinosaur survive?
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In pairs, students will use the Dino Lab simulator to build a unique dinosaur model to survive four different challenges. Students will be prompted along the way to think critically about the relationship between the physical structure and functions of their models and investigate which combinations of features are optimal for success in the game.
NHMU Research Quests are phenomena-based, online investigations asynchronously led by museum educators and scientists that are rooted in museum research and collections. Resources include teacher instructional guides, formative and summative assessments, and student notebooks. A free educator acount is required to access the materials.

Subject:
Science
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Natural History Museum of Utah
Provider Set:
Research Quest
Date Added:
04/27/2022