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Bring Science Alive!. 7th Grade Integrated

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Bring Science Alive! 7th Grade Integrated Segment 1 - Organisms and Nonliving Things Are Made of Atoms

Integrated Phenomenon: Coal is found in locations that were once full of lush swamps. Create an initial model to explain this phenomenon.

The Composition of Matter

Anchoring Phenomenon: To create stage makeup, chemists must account for the properties of the substances they will use. 1 Atoms and Elements

Phenomenon: Balloons have more mass when filled with air, despite air being invisible to the eye.

2 Molecules and Extended Structures

Phenomenon: The millions and millions of types of materials in the world are composed of some combination of only 92 different types of atoms.

3 Substances and Their Properties

Phenomenon: Some liquids do not mix with other liquids, so they form distinct layers when poured in a bottle. Performance Assessment: Determining the Best Material for a Makeup Pen Base Anchoring Phenomenon: To create stage makeup, chemists must account for the properties of the substances they will use.

Energy and Matter in Ecosystems

Anchoring Phenomenon: Over a period of five years, a local park has grown a lot, acquiring an incredible amount of new matter and energy. 4 Capturing the Sun’s Energy

Phenomenon: Epiphytes, plants that can live high in trees, grow and flower in spite of having no roots that touch the ground.

5 Using Stored Energy

Phenomenon: Antlions use a lot of energy to build sandy pits and then lie in wait until an ant falls in, at which point an antlion pegs the ant with sand until it falls to the very bottom of the pit.

6 Food Webs and Trophic Pyramids

Phenomenon: In Yellowstone National Park, it is very easy to observe hundreds of types of plants but nearly impossible to spot a wolf.

7 Global Cycles of Matter

Phenomenon: Runoff from a fertilized field empties into a pond, triggering the growth of green muck. Performance Assessment: Animating Global Pathways Anchoring Phenomenon: Over a period of five years, a local park has grown a lot, acquiring an incredible amount of new matter and energy.

Earth Processes Through Geologic Time

Anchoring Phenomenon: Despite the lack of volcanoes and flowing water, igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks are found throughout the Black Hills. 8

Investigating Rock Strata Phenomenon: The rock layers at the bottom of the Grand Canyon are much older than those found at the top of the Grand Canyon.

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Reconstructing Earth’s History Phenomenon: The moon contains rocks that are very much like Earth’s and formed at about the same time as many of Earth’s oldest rocks. Performance Assessment: Explaining the Black Hills Anchoring Phenomenon: Despite the lack of volcanoes and flowing water, igneous rocks and sedimentary rocks are found throughout the Black Hills.

Using Your Model to Explain the Phenomenon

Return to the model created at the beginning of the segment, and revise it based on what you learned about the composition of matter, energy and matter in ecosystems, and Earth processes through geologic time. Then, use your model to explain the Integrated Phenomenon.


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Segment 2 - Matter Cycles and Energy Flows Integrated Phenomenon: A rose bush placed in a sunny location grew faster than a rose bush placed in a shady location. Create an initial model to explain this phenomenon.

Earth’s Systems

Anchoring Phenomenon: Flowing, bright molten rock in the form of lava moves across Earth’s surface forming new land and erasing vegetation. 10 Energy in Earth’s Systems

Phenomenon: When the bottom of a tank of water is heated, warm water rises, cools, and falls back again.

11 Scales of Change on Earth’s Surface

Phenomenon: Ice breaks off a glacier and falls into the ocean.

Performance Assessment: Changes in Earth’s Surface at the Kilauea Volcano Anchoring Phenomenon: Flowing, bright molten rock in the form of lava moves across Earth’s surface forming new land and erasing vegetation.

Chemical Reactions

Anchoring Phenomenon: Survival kits often include portable gear, such as hot packs and butane torches, that can be activated at a moment’s notice. 12 Identifying Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: Mixing vinegar and baking soda causes the substances to bubble up and spill over a container’s edge.

13 Atoms in Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: Burning steel wool causes the mass of the steel wool to increase.

14 Energy in Chemical Reactions

Phenomenon: When magnesium is lit on fire, it burns with a bright light. In contrast, when chicken is lit on fire, it changes color from pink to white.

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Hot Pack

15 Chemical Engineering and Society

Phenomenon: Faux leather is made from synthetic materials but can serve the same functions as real leather.

Performance Assessment: Modifying and Explaining Survival Gear Anchoring Phenomenon: Survival kits often include portable gear, such as hot packs and butane torches, that can be activated at a moment’s notice.

Using Your Model to Explain the Phenomenon

Return to the model created at the beginning of the segment, and revise it based on what you learned about Earth’s systems and chemical reactions. Then, use your model to explain the Integrated Phenomenon.


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Segment 3 - The Distribution of Earth’s Resources Integrated Phenomenon: At Yasuni National Park, forests can be so dense they are difficult to walk through. But at Big Bend National Park, there are vast open stretches of dry land. Create an initial model to explain this phenomenon.

Processes that Shape Earth

Anchoring Phenomenon: Earth’s natural resources, like minerals, energy, and groundwater, are unevenly distributed across communities.

16 Earth’s Tectonic Plates

Phenomenon: Fossils of plants that had broad, flat leaves are found in Antarctica.

17 The Rock Cycle

Phenomenon: Some rock types can be found in a community, but not others.

18 The Water Cycle

Phenomenon: During the first week of January, New York was covered in four feet of snow, but by the end of May the streets were bare. Engineering Challenge: Test and Improve a Solar Distiller

19 Earth’s Natural Resources

Phenomenon: Every device contains parts that are made from natural resources. Performance Assessment: Fund a Natural Resource Company Anchoring Phenomenon: Earth’s natural resources, like minerals, energy, and groundwater, are unevenly distributed across communities.

Resources in Ecosystems

Anchoring Phenomenon: When various species of cichlid fish are combined in aquariums, some stop eating to the point of dying.

20 Resources in Living Systems

Phenomenon: Poison dart frogs kept in captivity lose their toxicity over time so they are no longer poisonous.

21 Interactions Among Organisms

Phenomenon: Acacia trees produce a nectar that does not help the tree itself, but is eaten by stinging ants that live on the tree. Engineering Challenge: Preserving Frog-Bat Interactions

22 Changing Ecosystems

Phenomenon: Although the 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens destroyed all life near the eruption, the area is now covered in green and full of life. Performance Assessment: Changing Resources for Cichlid Fish Anchoring Phenomenon: When various species of cichlid fish are combined in aquariums, some stop eating to the point of dying.

States of Matter

Anchoring Phenomenon: Ice eventually turns into water when it is left out, and water boils and seems to disappear when it is heated. 23 The Motion of Particles

Phenomenon: Drops of food coloring dissolve into water at very different rates depending on the temperature of the water.

24 Heat, Temperature, and State Changes

Phenomenon: In a warm room, water droplets form on a can of cold liquid. Performance Assessment: Writing to your Alien Pen Pal Anchoring Phenomenon: Ice eventually turns into water when it is left out, and water boils and seems to disappear when it is heated.

Using Your Model to Explain the Phenomenon

Return to the model created at the beginning of the segment, and revise it based on what you learned about the processes that shape Earth, resources in ecosystems, and states of matter. Then, use your model to explain the Integrated Phenomenon.


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Segment 4 - Sustaining Living Systems in a Changing World Integrated Phenomenon: Dams affect river ecosystems whether they are natural, like the one at Quake Lake, or manmade, like the Hoover Dam.

Earth’s Natural Hazards

Anchoring Phenomenon: Bridges in some places risk damage or destruction from multiple natural hazards including flooding, mass wasting, earthquakes, and even volcanic activity. 25 Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes

Phenomenon: Volcanoes erupt and earthquakes shift the ground at similar places around the globe, but there are other places that see very little earthquake and volcanic activity.

26 Mass Wasting, Tsunamis, and Floods

Phenomenon: Data on maps shows that Northen California has more mass wasting than Missouri, even though Missouri has more floods. Engineering Challenge: Designing a Bridge for Floods and Landslides

Performance Assessment: Planning Bridges to Withstand Natural Hazards Anchoring Phenomenon: Bridges in some places risk damage or destruction from multiple natural hazards including flooding, mass wasting, earthquakes, and even volcanic activity.

Humans and Changing Ecosystems

Anchoring Phenomenon: Abalone populations in southern California have been declining steadily since the 1960s. 27 Biodiversity

Phenomenon: The kakapo is a flightless parrot that lives in New Zealand. In the 1970s, only 18 individuals were left alive; now there are about 160 living individuals.

28 The Importance of Healthy Ecosystems

Phenomenon: Almond farms in California truck in billions of honey bees from around the nation to pollinate their orchards each spring.

29 Engineering Solutions and Protecting Ecosystems

Phenomenon: The populations of wild animals, such as the lynx and rabbit, tend to rise and fall in cycles, but the global human population is just rising—dramatically. Engineering Challenge: Designing a Fishing Net Performance Assessment: People and Ecosystems Anchoring Phenomenon: Abalone populations in southern California have been declining steadily since the 1960s.

Using Your Model to Explain the Phenomenon

Return to the model created at the beginning of the segment, and revise it based on what you learned about Earth’s natural hazards and humans and changing ecosystems. Then, use your model to explain the Integrated Phenomenon.


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A Phenomena-Rich Program TCI believes that phenomena makes science more meaningful for students. Bring Science Alive! provides many opportunities for students to engage with, investigate, and make sense of natural phenomena in their own lives.

Integrated Phenomenon The integrated phenomenon ties together multiple disciplines. Students come up with an initial model to explain the phenomenon and revise it throughout the segment.

Anchoring Phenomenon The anchoring phenomenon encourages students to make connections with the world around them. Students then further explore the phenomenon during the Performance Assessment.

Lesson Phenomenon

Local Phenomenon

Each lesson begins with an investigative phenomenon that is used to pique students’ interest and drive instruction throughout the investigations. At the end of a lesson, students use what they learned to make sense of the phenomenon.

Students build a deeper, personal connection to the phenomenon through direct observation or by conducting research to find out more about the phenomenon in their local area.


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Bring Science Alive! covers a variety of phenomena topics to engage every student.

Multimedia Phenomena

Phenomena are presented through videos, images, and hands-on observations.

Rich multimedia throughout the program provide easy ways for students to interpret the phenomena.


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Three-Dimensional Learning Students set forth to investigate each lesson’s phenomenon. Each carefully-designed investigation guides students through mastering the lesson’s science practices, crosscutting concepts, and disciplinary core ideas.

Lessons are broken out into modules so that teachers can pick and choose what works for their classroom.

Lessons are presented in an easy-to-use, customizable slideshow format.

Pacing is provided for teachers to plan in advance.

Each and every lesson focuses on at least one Science and Engineering Practice, one Disciplinary Core Idea, and one Crosscutting Concept.

Investigations are designed to meet Math and ELA Common Core standards as specified by NGSS.


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Material Kits are prepared and organized to seamlessly integrate into each lesson.

Consumable Materials can easily be ordered online.

Everything needed for one lesson is grouped together into a clearly labeled bag.


Planet Earth Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0692

Common Materials

Materials List Bin 1 Scales of Change on Earth’s Surface

Food coloring, set/4

3

Sodium borate, 300 g.

8

Thermometer

10

String

1

Toothpick, box/250

11

Funnel

8

Container, plastic

11

Masking tape

2

Tray, black

10

Cup, styrofoam, 16oz

25

Energy in Earth’s Systems

Loose In This Bin

Digital scale

2

Cup, plastic, 16oz

50

Pipette

25

Jar, candle

12

TCI Planet Earth poster

1

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Planet Earth Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0692

Earth’s Tectonic Plates Cardboard sheet

Materials List Bin 2 The Water Cycle continued

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The Rock Cycle Magnifying glass

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Rock set

6

Engineering Challenge: Test and Improve a Solar Distiller

Gravel, 16 oz.

1

Model trees, pkg

1

Performance Assessment: Fund a Natural Resource Company

Play money set

1

Investigating Rock Strata

Rubber bands, 1/4 lb bag

1

Wax paper, roll

1

Plastic wrap, roll

1

Straw, large, pkg/26

2

The Water Cycle

Reconstructing Earth’s History

Deli container, 16oz.

2

Lid for deli container

2

Gold stickers

1

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Planet Earth Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0692

Reconstructing Earth’s History continued Construction paper, pastel

50

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Bridge for Floods and Landslides

Dominoes, set/28

2

Centimeter cubes, pkg/100

11

Materials List Bin 2 Loose In This Bin Clay, modeling, pkg/4

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Foam tray

32

Modeling dough, red

1

Volcanic Eruptions and Earthquakes Rubber band, box/60

1

Mass Wasting, Tsunamis, and Floods Sand, medium (200g)

1

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 1

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Common Materials continued

Common Materials Baking soda

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Salt, non-iodized, 26 oz

1

Beaker, 250mL

3

Sodium carbonate

1

Calcium chloride, 1kg

1

Test tube rack

1

Eyedroppers

42

Beaker tongs

1

Food coloring, pkg/4

1

Toothpicks, box/750

1

Cylinder, 25mL

1

Thermometer

8

Magnesium sulfate

1

Vinegar, 32oz

2

Measuring scoop

8

Mineral oil, 16oz

1

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 1

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Loose In This Bin Cup, plastic, 9oz

250

Molecular model set

8

Digital scale

8

TCI Matter poster

1

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 2

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Atoms and Elements

Substances and Their Properties continued

Aluminum foil, roll

1

Balloons, white, 9�, pkg/100

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Substances and Their Properties Marbles, glass, set

8

Hydrogen peroxide, 16oz

1

Rubbing alcohol, 16oz

1

Balls, poly, set

8

Balls, steel, set

8

Test tubes, pkg/32

1

Microplate

8

Balls, wooden, set

8

The Motion of Particles Stopwatch

1

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 2

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Heat, Temperature, and State Changes

Loose In This Bin

PVC tubing, 10ft

1

Pipe, copper, 2ft

1

Clay, modeling, pkg/4

1

Deli container, 64oz

24

C-clamp, 3�

1

Nitrile gloves, medium, box/100

1

Gallium, 20g

3

Sewing needle

1

Funnel, poly

1

Test tube, 18x150mm

1

Cardboard box

2

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 3

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Energy in Chemical Reactions

Identifying Chemical Reactions Steel wool, #0000

2

Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

1

Filter paper, 18 cm

16

Ammonium chloride, 80g

1

Flask, 125mL

1

Zinc, metal shot, 30g

1

Calcium chloride, 1.6kg

1

Hydrochloric acid

1

Powder funnel

2

Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

1

Plastic zip seal bag, 2x4”

8

Balloon, 9”

2

Plastic zip seal bag, 3x3”

8

Plastic zip seal bag, 4x4”

8

Atoms in Chemical Reactions Teaspoon, plastic, pkg/100

1

Steel wool, #0000

2

Engineering Challenge: Designing a Hot Pack

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Matter Materials Kit

Materials List Bin 3

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0814

Performance Assessment: Modifying and Explaining Survival Gear

Calcium chloride, 1.6kg

1

Chemical Engineering and Society Leather scrap, 8oz

1

Pleather swatch, 6x6�

1

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Ecosystems Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0661

Engineering Challenge: Preserving Frog-Bat Interactions

Materials List Bin 1 Food Webs and Trophic Pyramids

Sound meter

1

Transparency film, pkg/32

1

Carpet square, 8x8”

8

Yarn

1

Craft sticks, pkg/100

1

Duct tape, 60yds x 2”

3

Construction paper, assorted, pkg/50

1

Masking tape

16

1

Performance Assessment: Animating Global Pathways

Clay, modeling, pkg/4

Capturing the Sun’s Energy Straw, unwrapped

Global Cycles of Matter

1

Engineering Solutions and Protecting Ecosystems

Pie pan, aluminum, 8”

15

Pony bead, red, pkg/500

1

Cups, 9 oz

18

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Ecosystems Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0661

Engineering Challenge: Design a Fishing Net

Materials List Bin 1 Common Materials

Fishing line, 25yds

2

Air pump, aquarium

1

Twine, 100ft

1

Airline tubing, 25ft

1

Paint stirrer

16

Air stone, aquarium

2

Duct tape, 10yds x 2�

2

Fish food, flake

1

Embroidery hoop, 9�

4

Three way splitter

1

Straw, unwrapped

75

Tap water conditioner, 4oz

1

Hex nut, pkg/100

1

Thermometer, aquarium

2

Cork, #5

16

Live materials set, coupon

1

Plastic toy fish, small

12

Bromothymol blue indicator

1

Dissolved oxygen test kit

1

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Ecosystems Materials Kit

AP-20-1

Item #LM-0661

Common Materials continued

Materials List Bin 1 Loose In This Bin continued

Pipette

8

Nitrile gloves, small, box/100

1

Test tube

24

TCI Ecosystems poster

1

Test tube rack

2

Teaspoon, plastic

5

Glass aquarium, 5.5 gallon

1

Name badge label, pkg/100

1

Aquarium top for 5.5 gallon

1

Check valve, 1/8�

1

Aquarium light

1

Loose In This Bin

In Box 2

In Box 3

Portable speaker

1

Glass aquarium, 5.5 gallon

1

Aquarium gravel, 5lb

4

Aquarium top for 5.5 gallon

1

Nitrile gloves, medium, box/100

1

Aquarium light

1

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Thinking Like an Engineer Engineering Challenges throughout the program allow for students to think like engineers as they solve real-world problems related to the Anchoring Phenomenon.

Students are assigned roles and come together to solve an engineering problem. This mirrors a real-world engineering team.

Teams develop solutions, conduct iterative testing, and use data (or results) to improve their solutions.

Students come up with their own metrics to measure the success of their design solution.


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Rubrics detail what is expected at each achievement level.

Engineering Challenge Rubric

Students go through the engineering design process for each challenge.

Rubrics are provided for the students so that they can thoughtfully answer questions knowing what they will be graded on.


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Checking Student Progress Bring Science Alive! offers a variety of assessments types to evaluate student learning.

Formative Assessment

Lesson Game In a Lesson Game, students answer selectedresponse questions about the lesson. Results are automatically tracked in your gradebook.

Key Science Concepts Videos, diagrams, and detailed illustrations provide an additional check for students’ understanding.

Notebook Monitor students’ progress in their notebooks as they go through the lesson and investigations.

Interactive Tutorials Students can check their own understanding of main ideas with Interactive Tutorials.

Simulations Students explore scientific concepts through an interactive game-like environment, which allows them to check and evaluate predictions.

Wrap-Up Slides Lead a culturally-responsive discussion with carefully designed three-dimensional questions.


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Summative Assessment Assessment items evaluate mastery of all three NGSS dimensions. Questions range in Depth of Knowledge levels 1-4.

Interactive stimuli engage students and prepare them for digital state tests.

A series of discrete items and performance tasks create a well-rounded assessment.

Performance Assessment

Students work collaboratively or individually to complete the tasks.

Analytical rubrics are provided to assess student work individually.

Hands-on Performance Assessments provide opportunities to check student understanding of the Performance Expectations.