7th Grade Science Chapter Organization Chart

Mr. Schneider, Room 24




Egan Junior High School

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First Week of School
During the first week of school, we study the basics of science and do a few fun labs. Students learn the basic procedures in Mr. Schneider's classroom by reading the Egan Gazette.


Egan Gazette

Boiling Water in a Paper Pan


7th Grade Syllabus

Science Wish List

Cornell Note Taking Form - Thanks to Katie D., per 6, 2010

Metric System

Download the Metric System Card to learn the basics of the metric system. We will learn about how to measure length, mass and volume in metric, the measuring system used by scientists all over the world... well, sort of.....in the good old US of A, predominantly scientists use metric.

Length Lab Front Side

Length Lab Back Side

Volume Lab Front Side

Volume Lab Back Side

Mass Lab

Metric System Card


Scientific Method

Chapter 1

We will read all of chapter 1 except for the final section. Feel free to click on all of the links to the right for greater understanding.

We will also do two labs, a hand soap lab as well as the Paper Towel Challenge.

Scientific Method Powerpoint

Scientific Method Lab (virtual)

Scientific Method Tutorial

"Hares" Conclusion Format

Lab Report Format (yellow sheet)

Active Art: The Nature of Inquiry

Bird and Swine Flu Powerpoint


Bacteria, and Bacteria Cam

Self Test


Using the Microscope

We will learn how to use the microscope and the various parts of the microscope. Start with microscope basics. We will do the Introduction to the Microscope Lab in the classroom.

Must Read: Pages 688 - 689 in your science book for learning the parts of the microscope and how they work.


Microscope Basics

Microscope Parts Quiz

Microscope Activity


Introduction to the Microscope Lab

Microscope Questions Homework

Cells, Chapter 3
In this unit, we will learn about the Cell Theory, the history of cells, all of the cellular organelles, and why cells are an import structure in living organisms.

Cell Powerpoint #1

Cell Powerpoint #2

Cell Notes

Cell Model Project

Cell Project Grading Rubric

Active Art: Cells

Cells Alive Website

Cell Matching, Concentration, Word Search, Flashcards


Onion Skin Lab

Cheek Cell Lab

Why Are Cells Small? Lab

Self Test

Vocabulary Builder

Photosynthesis, Respiration, and the Cell Cycle, Chapter 4
In chapter 4 we will study the processes of photosynthesis and respiration. We will learn how cells grow and reproduce, a process known as mitosis. We will also cover the interesting topic of stem cells, why they are so important and also so controversial.

Photosynthesis, Respiration lecture notes

Ph otosyn thesis Active Art

Cell Cycle Active Art

What Is a Stem Cell? Internet Activity

Stem Cell Booklet (for the serious student only)

Stem Cell Poster

Crossword puzzle and Vocabulary

Self Test

Stem Cell Activity Worksheet

Cell Division Quiz Powerpoint

Burn Baby, Burn Pt I

Burn Baby, Burn Pt II

Genetics, Chapter 5
In chapter 5 we will learn how traits (physical characteristics like hair and eye color for instance) are passed on from parents to their offspring. We will get to know DNA up close and personal with a DNA extraction experiment. We will also study meiosis, protein synth esis and human pedig rees.

9 Question Quiz Try it on your parents

Protein Synthesis Active Art

Understanding Protein Synthesis Powerpoint

Understanding DNA Powerpoint

DNA Game - try it!

Harry Potter Genetics Powerpoint - Fun!

University of Utah - Genetic Disorders Website

Dog Breeding Game


Crossword Puzzle and Vocab Builder

Class Survey Lab

Self Test

Penny Genetics

Make A Paper Pet

Paper Pet Offspring

Paper Pet Assessment

Cartoon Crossing

Human Body

Digestive, Muscular, Skeleta l, Integumentary, Nervous, Endocrine and Reproductive System

In class we will study the Nervous system as well as the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems. We will also learn about some of the other systems and how these systems interact with eachother providing homeostasis for humans and other living things.

What Do You Think - Preassessment about the nervous system. Try this one out on your parents!




Human Brain Powerpoint Adapted by Mr. S. for 7th Grade Science

Endocrine System Powerpoint

"House" pdf - You get to be Dr. House; slow to load!

"Keep The Patient Alive" - Homeostasis Activity

Digestive System Coloring Diagram

Going Crackers Lab - Salivary enzymes in action!

Muscular System Worksheet - Done with clothespin muscle fatigue activity

Muscles answer key

Know Your Bones Worksheet - 20 common bones of the body to memorize

Lovely Levers Activity - Know about levers in the human body

What About My Skin Actvity

Be Web Savvy - Homework assignment

Brain Activities - Download worksheet

Brain Activities - Webpage


Light, Chapter 2

The Light Uni t is a thorough study of the physics of light. We will emphasize how living systems use light, especially how the eye senses lig ht and gets the visual signal to the brainWhen we have completed the unit, we will finish with the Pinhole Camera experience. We will build pinhole cameras and take pictures on campus. We will convert our classsoom into a darkroom and develop the pictures using realdarkroom chemicals.

Beginning Light - What do you think?

SchneiderLight Powerpoint - download for lecture notes

Combining Colored Light Lab

Making Colored Light Lab

Exploring the Visible Spectrum Lab

Light Interacts with Matter Lab

Pinhole Camera Activities

Wikipedia Pinhole Cameras for your reading pleasure!

Kodak's Pinhole resources

Test Study Guide


Vocab Builder and Crossword Puzzle

Electromagnetic Waves Online activity: Fun with quiz!

Active Art: Mirrors and Lenses

Active Art: Human Eye Dissection

Reflection/Refraction beginning activities

Periscope Lab

Light Treasure Hunt

Magnificent Views Lab

Invent ion Project



Your Mission: To create an invention or innovation that captures the inventive spirit. Your invention must use some form of energy and you must be able to identify the energy sources in your written information. Your invention need not work, but you must have a model that shows what your invention would look like. Try to be practical and create something that is useful. Part of your grade for this project is based on how realistic and practical your invention is.

Invention Project Website

Invention Project Assignment

Extra Credit Invention Report

Extra Credit Inventor Report