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Grade 6 to Grade 8 Science Lesson Plans
as Batteries - Anytime food is involved in an experiment, students
pay attention. In this lesson students will use various fruits to try
to create enough energy to light a light bulb.
Bacteria - Bacteria grow all around us. Learning about it can be fun
and fascinating. In this lesson students will observe the growth of bacteria
over a week's period.
Full Can You Go? - The student will be able to fill a graduated cylinder
to the top without it overflowing using three different measuring cups
Crystals - Making crystals is fun and easy. Students will enjoy watching
their crystals form as they note the changes they see in a daily journal.
Craters - Most craters on the moon are made when a meteorite hits
the surface. In this lesson students will make craters using small round
objects dropped into powder. They will be able to study the way the craters
look and how big they are in relation to the size of the object.
Trip Through the Colonies - Students will gain an understanding of
life in colonial America through summarizing information, choosing a theme,
selecting evidence supporting the theme, finally creating a news story
on the theme.
Movements - Explain why different latitudes on Earth receive different
amounts of solar energy.
Energy Sources - The learner will be able to discuss advantages and
disadvantages of using alternative energy resources. The learner will
be able to describe how important water is to living things.
Structures - Explaining the makeup of an atom and being able to describe
in paragraph form what makes up an atom, how and why it can change.
- Summarize how models of the atom have changed over time.
Neighbors - Students will identify how one organism can affect an
of the United States - We look at all the differences in the entire
Rocket Experiment - Use Newton's Laws during building and launching
of bottle rockets.
Inside the Cell - Students will illustrate a typical cell and its
Analogies - Students will be able to effectively engage in the lab
by using their scientific reasoning skills to create different analogies
about different cell parts.
or the Egg? - Cells perform specific functions are group together
to make tissues.
- The Water Cycle - Be able to name and condensation explain the stages
of the water cycle.
Mantle Convection - The student will make predictions based on prior
- For students to be able to recognize how DNA can be used to support
Day - To incorporate community/family involvement as interaction that
will help children learn.
and Its Many Layers - To understand that the Earth has different layers
that are made of gases, water, soils and minerals.
- Introduction - Students understand that moving charges transfer
and Magnetism - The goal is for students to learn how magnetic poles
and Investigation - To learn about the process of investigating a
criminal case involving human activity.
Face Transplant - The overall goal of this lesson is to have students
understand the procedure of a 'face transplant,' the emotional difficulty
and struggle the patient went through.
and Motion - Describe or compare motions of common objects in terms
of speed and direction.
Science and S. M. - To introduce the concept that the Scientific Method
is used on a day to day basis by some who we may not perceive as scientists,
such as forensic investigators.
Whose Trash Is It? - Students will apply their understanding of the
scientific method to a study of garbology by developing a hypothesis about
what information they should gain from sorting through a garbage bag,
making and recording observations of garbage contents.
and Heredity - Determine the genotypes and phenotypes of offspring
that could result from a given pair of parental genotypes.
Cycles - The learner will build an understanding of geological cycles,
forces, processes and agents which shape the lithosphere.
Lesson Plan - The students will learn about Earth's interior and the
consistency of each layer. Students will learn about the movement of Earth's
and Forces - Those students who do not meet 80% mastery will correct
their tests over the weekend and retest on Monday.
- Students will explain how organisms maintain stable internal conditions
and adapt to the environment.
Are Cells Setup? - Students should be able to differentiate between
plant and animal cells.
Organ Systems - Students should understand the interrelationship between
the eleven human organ systems.
Organ Systems PowerPoint - Every student will create a PowerPoint
presentation and poster on a specific human system.
Disease - To analyze the dangers of infectious disease and how quickly
they can spread from one person to another.
to the Environment - Students will have a better understanding and
appreciation of the environment through various lessons focusing on factors
that affect the environment.
to Meiosis - Students will recall the phases of mitosis in order to
figure out the phase of meiosis.
to Volcanoes - The goal of this lesson is to get to know the students
and to understand their prior knowledge about volcanoes.
Chemical Changes - Students will be able to take what they have learned
about Chemical Changes and be able to predict what will happen, observe
what does happen and infer what would happen if they were to change the
Station Week - My goal is for them to understand properties of matter,
and what they are. I would like for them to understand what is matter
and what is not matter and how to tell the difference.
of Organization - Compare and Contrast Levels of Organization including
cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.
that turn - We will be looking at ways of calculating the mechanical
advantage of these and the velocity ratio of gears in particular.
- Recognizes the magnetic and non-magnetic materials Identifies the laws
Law of Motion - Identify situations that illustrate each Law of motion.
energy sources - They should also be able to explain what a fossil
fuel is made of and what three types of fossil fuel is present.
Pellets - Students will be able to examine owl pellets and what their
diet consisted of, specifically rodents.
of the Cell - Explain the function of each part of a eukaryotic cell,
through drawings on the board.
of Matter - To understand the three states of matter and the properties
associated with each state.
Brochures - Looking at the solar system with the help of an Internet
Sound - First the information is imparted and then an experiment is
performed to reinforce the concept.
and Heredity - Students will compare and classify the reproduction
and heredity of organisms.
Cycle - For the students to be able to label the parts of the rock
cycle in good detail.
and Minerals - Minerals have specific physical properties that allow
us to identify them.
in the Scientific Method - The student will be able to apply all the
steps in the scientific method to an experiment given to them by their
and Function of Body - Students will be able to understand the relationship
that the sun and earth have as well as the moon and earth and be able
to apply that knowledge into making predictions about the day and the
Supplies Atmosphere's Energy - Students will be able to identify the
percentage of energy that is reflected and absorbed by the earth, clouds,
and atmosphere and way this absorption and reflection is important to
Around the World - Students see how those temperatures changed throughout
the seasons, and how the patterns of change differ depending on where
in the word your are.
Greenhouse Effect - These gases form a layer which lets sunlight through,
but traps the heat in.
Life Cycle of Plants - Students will be able to identify different
stages of of plant life cycles.
Plant Kingdom - To learn what a plant is, the origin of plants, how
plants live on land, and the plants life cycles.
Structure of an Atom - To investigate and understand the modern and
historical models of atomic structure.
Thinking Cap - The brain processes information from the senses in
different areas of the brain.
of Heat - Students will be able to define conduction, insulators,
convection and radiation.
of Volcanic Landforms - Student groups become experts on one type
of volcano and teach the class about their volcano.
the Microscope - The students will do a series of measurements and
manipulation to become more familiar with the microscope.
System of Plants Lab - The goal is to observe how a vascular system
distributes water and nutrients throughout a plant.
I - The student will identity the organs of a frog.
Introduce/Review - Students will begin to understand (be introduced
to) key concepts and vocabulary associated with electromagnetic waves.
Forecasting - To gain an understanding of how to forecast weather,
the students will be able to use weather reports for their personal benefit.
Happens When You Eat? - To help students understand how food is digested
in the human body.
In a Cell - Students will gain an understanding that all animals have
something in common--cells.
is Energy? - The student should gain a better understanding of the
flow of energy in a food chain and be able to represent the natural world
using a model.
is Inside a Cell? - In this lesson, students will gain an understanding
of the components of a cell. They will match definitions of organelles
with the organelle name, research the organelle's form and function, and
contribute to a class drawing of a cell by depicting a specific organelle
within the composite cell.
is Life Science? - Living things are described as being made of cells,
having organization, and having the ability to grow, reproduce, and respond
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