7th Grade Life Science Textbook

Lesson 2 - Properties of Alleles. Speed and Velocity Quiz. Classifying Animals Game Drag and drop the names of various vertebrates and invertebrates into their proper classes. The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms. Types of Ecosystems Score:

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Create a model of the water cycle - lesson plan from Oceans Alive Droplet and the Water Cycle - Avoid pitfalls and predators while you navigate a Droplet through several challenging levels of the hydrological cycle. Ideas for teaching about the water cycle - from Pro Teacher Introduction to the Water Cycle - index page for three other pages listed on the left side of the page Jumbled Water Cycle - click and drag components to their proper place Making a Water Cycle Model - three different ways to model the water cycle 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.

Water Cycle Video - a video from Scholastic. In this visualization, the blue raindrop shows where water is. The red arrows show the processes that could move it to another place. Background Information for Teachers - this 24 page. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? 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.

Well, dive right in and test your knowledge of water with these Water Wizard quizzes. 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. Real-time data sources to use in weather forecasting projects Conditions for the last 24 hours reported by the National Weather Service - Select State from the pull down menu, then select City 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. National Forecast Maps from NOAA Weather Underground - look up any city in the US and most cities around the world Compare and contrast warm and cold fronts - excellent animations of each type of front 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!

Weather Forecasting - a ThinkQuest entry Tips for Forecasting the Weather - step-by-step process including links to real time weather data Weather Activities - three levels of practice reporting weather followed by three levels of predicting the weather Weather Forecasting - from Wikipedia Weather Instruments - this 36 slide ppt show has excellent views of weather instruments used to collect data Weather Watch - a student activity from Scholastic - links to six types of weatrher instruments and a link to a data sheet to use Weather Watchers - a lesson plan from Illuminations.

Interpret weather data using a weather map. How to interpret a weather map 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.

Reading and Creating a Weather Map - lesson plan with printable maps integrated 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. Elements, Compounds, and Mixtures - from Tutor Vista. Compounds - includes tables of examples Element, Compound, and Mixture - a quiz from Quia Element, Compound, or Mixture - a ten question quiz Element Formulas - From the name of an element , determine the formula if different from the symbol Element or Compound - from the name of a chemical , determine whether it is an element or compound Element or Compound - a 58 slide ppt show with good images, questions, and assignments Is a Diamond Element or Compound - answer to the question from Ask A Scientist Network or Molecular Compounds - from the name of a compound , determine whether it is network or molecular.

Gases, Liquids, and Solids - includes a good animated image of three phases Matter and Energy - includes a very good animation of three phases of matter Phases of Matter: Solid, Liquid, Gas - from a weather site posted by the University of Illinois Testing Time - click and drag household items to the right box.

Council on Competiveness presents a truly rigorous exam - select 7th Grade and then Science [timed exam] Interactive Sample Tests - released sample items from the Illinois State Board of Education.

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Lesson 3 - Osmosis, Diffusion and Saturation. Lesson 5 - Structure of the Nucleus: Nucleolus, Nuclear Membrane, and Nuclear Pores. Lesson 6 - Mitochondria: Lesson 7 - Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana.

Lesson 8 - Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole. Lesson 9 - Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells: Lesson 10 - Viruses: Bacteriophage Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles.

Lesson 1 - What is DNA? Lesson 3 - Function of Enzymes: Lesson 4 - Mutations: Lesson 1 - Asexual vs. Lesson 2 - Types of Asexual Reproduction. Lesson 3 - Sexual Reproduction: Inheriting Genes from Each Parent. Lesson 4 - What is Mitosis? Lesson 5 - What is Meiosis? Lesson 4 - Energy and Life: The Transformation of Energy in Living Organisms. Lesson 5 - Cellular Respiration: Energy Transfer in Cells. Lesson 6 - Chlorophyll: Absorbing Light Energy for Photosynthesis. Lesson 1 - Taxonomy: Classification and Naming of Living Things.

Lesson 2 - The Dichotomous Key: Lesson 3 - The Evolution of Prokaryotes: Lesson 4 - The Evolution of Protists: Lesson 5 - The Evolution of Plants and Fungi: Lesson 6 - The Evolution of Animals: Lesson 7 - The Evolution of Humans: Lesson 1 - The Origin of Life on Earth: Lesson 2 - The History of Life on Earth: Timeline and Characteristics of Major Eras.

Lesson 3 - Evolutionary Change: Lesson 1 - Genetics and Punnett Squares: Getting Traits from Parents. Lesson 2 - Properties of Alleles. Lesson 3 - Incomplete Dominance of Gene Alleles.

Lesson 1 - What is Genetic Engineering? Lesson 1 - Theories of Evolution: Lesson 1 - The Germ Theory of Disease: Lesson 2 - Antibiotics and Vaccines.

Lesson 3 - Archaea: Lesson 4 - What is Bacteria? Lesson 5 - Cyanobacteria: Lesson 6 - What are Protozoa? Lesson 7 - What is Algae?

Lesson 8 - What are Fungi? Lesson 2 - Ecosystems, Habitats and Ecological Niches. Lesson 3 - Global Ecology: Lesson 4 - What is Biodiversity? Lesson 9 - Symbiotic Relationships: Lesson 1 - Biomes: Lesson 2 - Biomes: Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Grassland, and Coastlines.

7th Grade Science Standards (Prior)