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So far I've been sharing with you the resources I've found and incorporated into my Grade 7 Science unit, including my posts on Interactions with Ecosystems and The Earth's Crust. The next, and longest, unit in the curriculum discusses the Particle Theory of Matter and has practically double the curriculum outcomes of The Earth's Crust unit.
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Intro to Particle Theory of Matter
Enduring Understanding: The particle theory of matter is a scientific theory used to describe changes of state.
7-2-01 Use appropriate vocabulary related to their investigations of the
particle theory of matter.
Include: boiling and melting points, pure substance, scientific theory,
particle theory of matter, temperature, heat, conduction, convection,
radiation, mixture, solution, mechanical mixture, homogeneous,
heterogeneous, solutes, solvents, solubility, concentration, dilute,
concentrated, saturated, unsaturated, terms related to forms of energy.
7-2-05 Explain what scientific theories are, and provide some examples.
Include: a scientific theory helps to explain an observation; when this
explanation has been repeatedly tested and shown to be consistent it is
generally accepted in the scientific world.
7-2-06 Describe the particle theory of matter and us it to explain changes of state.
7-2-13 Differentiate between pure substances and mixtures by using the particle
theory of matter.
Include: a pure substance is made up of one type of particle; a mixture is
made up of two or more types of particles.
Heat & Energy Transfer
Enduring Understanding: Energy has many different forms that often give off heat when transferred.from one substance to the next.
7-2-02 Evaluate different types of thermometers using the design process.
7-2-03 Demonstrate the effects of heating and cooling on the volume of solids,
liquids, and gases, and give examples from daily life.
7-2-04 Compare the boiling and melting points of a variety of substances and
recognize that boiling and melting points are properties of pure substances.
7-2-07 Differentiate between the concept of temperature the concept of heat.
7-2-08 Demonstrate how heat can be transmitted through solids, liquids, and
Include: conduction, convection, radiation.
7-2-09 Plan an experiment to identify material that are good heat insulators and
good heat conductors, and describe some uses of these materials.
7-2-10 Use the design process to construct a prototype that controls the transfer of
7-2-11 Recognize that hat energy is the most common by-product of energy
transformations, and describe some examples.
7-2-12 Identify different forms of energy that can be transformed into heat
Include: mechanical, chemical, nuclear, electrical.
Solutions, Substances & Mixtures
Enduring Understanding: Solutions and mixtures are two different substances that are affected by a unique set of factors.
7-2-14 Differentiate between the two types of mixtures, solutions and mechanical
Include: solutions - homogeneous; mechanical mixtures - heterogeneous
7-2-15 Classify a variety of substances used in daily life as pure substances,
solutions, or mechanical mixtures.
7-2-16 Identify solutes and solvents in a common solid, liquid, and gaseous
7-2-17 Describe solutions by using the particle theory of matter.
Include: particles have an attraction for each other; the attraction between
the particles of solute and solvent keeps them in solution.
7-2-18 Demonstrate different methods of separating the components of both
solutions and mechanical mixtures.
7-2-19 Identify a separation technique used in industry, and explain why it is
7-2-20 Experiment to determine factors that affect solubility.
Include: agitation, surface area, temperature/
7-2-21 Describe the concentration of a solution in qualitative and quantitative
terms, and give examples from daily life when the concentration of a
solution influences its usefulness.
Include: dilute, concentrated, grams of solute per 100 mL.
7-2-22 Demonstrate the difference between saturated and unsaturated solutions.
7-2-23 Discuss the potential harmful effects of some substances on theenvironment, and identify methods to ensure their safe use and
In addition to hard-copy resources I have available in the school and from colleagues, I also started to organize some online resources to supplement our classroom activities. Here are the resources I found, organized by the themes I stated above. For each one I've included the title, a very brief point about what it includes, and the link.
Intro to Particle Theory
Middle School Chemistry
- Great overall resource for teachers & students
BBS Ks2 Bitesize Science: Solid, Liquid, Gas
- Game, articles, & quizzes
Scientific Method Rap Song
- Musical option
- Sang to Just a Dream: Nelly
Puff the Magic Soap Discrepant Event Lab
- Heat Transfer in Solids
4 States of Matter Song
- Musical Option
- Review activity, sang to In the End: Linkin Park
Scientific Method Song
- Review activity
Ups & Downs of Thermometers Lesson Plans
- Teacher resources, lab activities, student handouts
Balloon Burst Lesson Plan
- U of M Project
- Heat Transfer lab
- SMART Board Interactive
- Explore heat affect on viscosity
Heat Transfer Song
- Review activity
- Sang to In My Head - Jason Derulo
Heat & Temperature Song
- Sang to
Boys: Pet Shop Boys New York City
Jumping Flame Lab Discrepant Event
- U of M Activity
Gas Particles in Motion Webquest
- Good online activity if you have a substitute
Heat Loss & Insulation Lab
- U of M Activity
Wonderville Heat & Temperature Game
- Large group activity on SMART Board
- Center activity on iPad or option if done early
Particle Theory Review Notes
- Teacher Resource Notes
Substances, Solutions & Mixtures
Chem 4 Kids
- Intro & Mixtures
- Handouts, supplementary activities, good for substitute
How to Speed Up Chemical Reactions Ted ED Lesson
- Video, multiple choice questions, discussion
- Enrichment activity
Dancing Raisins Lab
- Classify Substances & Solutes/Solvents
Different Colours of Black Lab
- Separating mixtures technique
Mixtures Separating Song
- Musical option
- Review activity, sang to Work Out: J Cole
Mixtures & Solutions Notes
- Teaching Resource Notes
Swirling Milk Discrepant Event Lab
- Pure and mixed substances
- Large group activity
Chemical Reactions Song
- Musical option
- Review activity, sang to Gold Forever: The Wanted
Magic Mixture Lab
- Corn Starch Goo Recipe
Pure Substance & Mixtures Lab
The Solutions Song
- Sang to Don’t Stop Believing: Journey
Ascending Popcorn Discrepant Event Lab
- Particle theory to explain fluids- http://www.umanitoba.ca/outreach/crystal/Grade%207%20Science.html
I hope you find these resources as awesome as I do! If there is something you think I should add to my list let me know, I'd love to hear about the awesome things you are using with your class :)