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Grade 7 Chemistry Teacher Resources

Grade 7 Chemistry Teacher Guide​​  (Designed by SD 71 Educators)

Quick Links to Online References Found in Teacher guide:

​​​​​​Lesson Plans:

Molecules to the Max - This book has some excellent lesson plans for teaching about atoms and compounds.  Check out Unit 1.

Online Resources: 

Consider launching this unit with the video, 'The Chemistry of a Cheeseburger!'  Cheeseburger Chemistry

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-02/10-year-old-accidentally-creates-new-explosive-molecule-science-class - This is an article about a student who created a new molecule

CheMagic Model Kit Mini - Here you can make models of molecules or watch videos on chemical changes

Build a molecule simulation. These are interactive activities in which students can create and manipulate compounds.  They increase in complexity of the compound:

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https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/molecule-shapes-basics

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-a-molecule

https://phet.colorado.edu/en/simulation/build-an-atom

http://www.glencoe.com/sites/common_assets/science/virtual_labs/grade6/E02/E02.html


 

Making crystals:​

Introduction:

http://www.stevespanglerscience.com/lab/experiments/magic-crystal-snowflake/ - How to make a Borax Snowflake

Average skill set:

http://sciencenotes.org/how-to-grow-crystals/

http://chemistry.about.com/od/growingcrystals/tp/Make-Crystals.htm

http://www.kidzworld.com/article/26598-make-your-own-crystals

Advanced:

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project_ideas/Chem_p082.shtml#background

Interesting Websites:

http://mychemistryclass.net/notebook.html - Mrs. Farmer's Chemistry Class Website-a great class website this many links 

http://www.classroomscience.org/taking-the-interactive-science-notebook-plunge  - An article about having students create interactice science notebooks

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004Z4E86E?ref_=sr_1_1&qid=1406655680&sr=8-1&keywords=graph%20paper%20post-it%20notes&pldnSite=1 - These sticky notes could be very useful in the classroom

 

Videos:

Consider launching this unit with the video, 'The Chemistry of a Cheeseburger!'  Cheeseburger Chemistry

Bill Nye The Science Guy on Atoms and Molecules

Demystify atoms and molecules with this video

Build a Molecule

Build an Atom

Science Labs 

Other Resources:​

Science First Peoples: Teacher Resources Guide

Science First Peoples-Unit One: Traditional Ecological Knowledge​


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