Life Science

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Grade 7 Science Content Review Notes
District review notes for students and parents
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Virginia Department of Ed Standards and SOL-based Instructional Resources
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Science Study Jams Find over 200 Jams on many different topics
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National Science Foundation: Special Reports Videos and lesson plans produced by the National Science Foundation
Biodidac

A bank of digital resources for teaching biology

Scitable Free science library that concentrates on genetics, study of evolution, variation, and living organisms
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SOL Enhanced Specific activites by SOL created by TTAC
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Hired by Nickelodeon - Lab Safety Script Develop a storyline for one episode focused on one lab safety rule.
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Lab Safety Identify safe and dangerous practices while in the science lab.
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Science Tools Identify tools used in a science lab.

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LS.1 The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which a) data are organized into tables showing repeated trials and means; b) a classification system is developed based on multiple attributes; c) triple beam and electronic balances, thermometers, metric rulers, graduated cylinders, and probeware are used to gather data; d) models and simulations are constructed and used to illustrate and explain phenomena; e) sources of experimental error are identified; f) dependent variables, independent variables, and constants are identified; g) variables are controlled to test hypotheses, and trials are repeated; h) data are organized, communicated through graphical representation, interpreted, and used to make predictions; i) patterns are identified in data and are interpreted and evaluated; and j) current applications are used to reinforce life science concepts.

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Experimental Components: Shiny Teeth Google Draw activity - Demonstrate understanding of scientific reasoning.
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Experimental Design Template Google Draw activity - Demonstrate understanding of scientific reasoning.

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LS.2 The student will investigate and understand that all living things are composed of cells. Key concepts include a) cell structure and organelles; b) similarities and differences between plant and animal cells; c) development of cell theory; and d) cell division.

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Parts of a Cell Matching Google Draw activity - Match the cell part with the function.
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Cell Division Sort Google Draw activity - Sort tiles to identify phases of cell division.
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Plant or Animal Cell? Identify plant or animal cells.
Cell Division Mitosis and Meiosis gameboard---instructions for play in Science textbook p. 98

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Animal Cell

Label parts of a plant and animal cell
Animal Cells Drag and drop activity to practice cell labeling
Cells alive! Interactive cell models, mitosis, meiosis, cell cycle, and cell cams
Plant Cell Drag and drop activity on plant cell structure

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LS.3 The student will investigate and understand that living things show patterns of cellular organization. Key concepts include a) cells, tissues, organs, and systems; and b) patterns of cellular organization and their relationship to life processes in living things.

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Cellular Organization Understand cellular organization and identify cells, tissues, organs and systems.
Cellular Transport Power Point lesson that focuses on endocytosis and exocytosis

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LS.4 The student will investigate and understand how organisms can be classified. Key concepts include a) the distinguishing characteristics of domains of organisms; b) the distinguishing characteristics of kingdoms of organisms; c) the distinguishing characteristics of major animal phyla and plant divisions; and d) the characteristics that define a species.

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Kingdoms Chart Google Draw activity - Sort tiles to identify features of archaea, plantae, protist, amimalia, eubacteria and fungi.
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Kingdoms Review Google Draw activity - Sort tiles to identify features of archaea, plantae, protist, amimalia, eubacteria and fungi.
Classifying Organisms Students will use this webquest to learn how organisms can be classified

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LS.5 The student will investigate and understand the basic physical and chemical processes of photosynthesis and its importance to plant and animal life. Key concepts include a) energy transfer between sunlight and chlorophyll; b) transformation of water and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen; and c) photosynthesis as the foundation of virtually all food webs.

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Photosynthesis Sort Google Draw activity - Sort photosynthesis materials and products. Identify the purpose of photosynthesis.
Photosynthesis Video segment from Interactive NOVA: Earth
Illuminating Photosynthesis Explores the process plants use to convert solar energy into chemical energy
Photosynthesis Light Phase Animated outline of of photosynthesis light phase
Photosynthesis Dark Phase Animated outline of of photosynthesis dark phase

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LS.6 The student will investigate and understand that organisms within an ecosystem are dependent on one another and on nonliving components of the environment. Key concepts include a) the carbon, water, and nitrogen cycles; b) interactions resulting in a flow of energy and matter throughout the system; c) complex relationships within terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems; and d) energy flow in food webs and energy pyramids.

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The Nitrogen Cycle Google Draw activity - Label and respond to questions.
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Food Web Review Google Draw activity - Understanding energy flow in food webs and energy pyramids.

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LS.7 The student will investigate and understand that interactions exist among members of a population. Key concepts include a) competition, cooperation, social hierarchy, territorial imperative; and b) influence of behavior on a population.

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LS.8 The student will investigate and understand interactions among populations in a biological community. Key concepts include a) the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in food webs; b) the relationship between predators and prey; c) competition and cooperation; d) symbiotic relationships; and e) niches.

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Food Chains Google Draw activity - Understand the relationships among producers, primary consumers, and secondary consumers in a food chain.
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Experimental Design Template Google Draw activity - Demonstrate understanding of scientific reasoning.
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Macaulay Library Archive of animal sounds and video

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LS.9 The student will investigate and understand how organisms adapt to biotic and abiotic factors in an ecosystem. Key concepts include a) differences between ecosystems and biomes; b) characteristics of land, marine, and freshwater ecosystems; and c) adaptations that enable organisms to survive within a specific ecosystem.

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Biomes Chart Google Draw activity - Sort tiles to identify characteristics and location of the tundra, taiga, temperate forest, tropical forest, grassland and desert.
Ecosystems and Biomes Quia matching game

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LS.10 The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems, communities, populations, and organisms are dynamic, change over time, and respond to daily, seasonal, and long-term changes in their environment. Key concepts include a) phototropism, hibernation, and dormancy; b) factors that increase or decrease population size; and c) eutrophication, climate changes, and catastrophic disturbances.

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What's It Like Where You Live? Information on Biomes and ecosystems

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LS.11 The student will investigate and understand the relationships between ecosystem dynamics and human activity. Key concepts include a) food production and harvest; b) change in habitat size, quality, or structure; c) change in species competition; d) population disturbances and factors that threaten or enhance species survival; and e) environmental issues.

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LS.12 The student will investigate and understand that organisms reproduce and transmit genetic information to new generations. Key concepts include a) the structure and role of DNA; b) the function of genes and chromosomes; c) genotypes and phenotypes; d) characteristics that can and cannot be inherited; e) genetic engineering and its applications; and f) historical contributions and significance of discoveries related to genetics.

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Genetics Google Draw activity - Explain genetic engineering - identify inherited and acquired characteristics.

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LS.13 The student will investigate and understand that populations of organisms change over time. Key concepts include a) the relationships of mutation, adaptation, natural selection, and extinction; b) evidence of evolution of different species in the fossil record; and c) how environmental influences, as well as genetic variation, can lead to diversity of organisms.

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Biology Quizzes Online quizzes on Biology concepts
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Puzzle Maker Use their word lists or create your own to generate crosswords, word searches or word scrambles

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