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6.5 Natural Hazards
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Where do natural hazards happen and how do we prepare for them? This unit begins with students experiencing, through text and video, a devastating natural event that caused major flooding in coastal towns of Japan. This event was the 2011 Great Sendai or Tōhoku earthquake and subsequent tsunami that caused major loss of life and property in Japan. Through this anchoring phenomenon, students think about ways to detect tsunamis, warn people, and reduce damage from the wave. As students design solutions to solve this problem, they begin to wonder about the natural hazard itself: what causes it, where it happens, and how it causes damage.

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01/26/2024
6.6 Cells & Systems
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How do living things heal? This unit launches with students hearing about an injury that happened to a middle school student that caused him to need stitches, pins, and a cast. They analyze doctor reports and develop an initial model for what is going on in our body when it heals. Students investigate what the different parts of our body are made of, from the macro scale to the micro scale. They figure out parts of our body are made of cells and that these cells work together for our body to function.

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01/26/2024
7.1 Chemical Reactions & Matter
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How can we make something new that was not there before? Seventh grade chemistry students' conceptual understanding of chemical reactions for middle school science is foundational to much science learning. Understanding atomic level reactions is crucial for learning physical, life, earth, and space science. Even more importantly, they open up new windows of curiosity for students to see the world around them. By seventh grade, students are ready to take on the abstract nature of the interactions of atoms and molecules far too small to see.

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01/26/2024
7.2 Chemical Reactions & Energy
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How can we use chemical reactions to design a solution to a problem? In this 21-day unit, students are introduced to the anchoring phenomenon—a flameless heater in a Meal, Ready-to-Eat (MRE) that provides hot food to people by just adding water. In the first lesson set, students explore the inside of an MRE flameless heater, then do investigations to collect evidence to support the idea that this heater and another type of flameless heater (a single-use hand warmer) are undergoing chemical reactions as they get warm. Students have an opportunity to reflect on the engineering design process, defining stakeholders, and refining the criteria and constraints for the design solution.

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01/26/2024
7.3 Metabolic Reactions
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How do things inside our bodies work together to make us feel the way we do? This unit on metabolic reactions in the human body starts out with students exploring a real case study of a middle-school girl named M’Kenna, who reported some alarming symptoms to her doctor. Her symptoms included an inability to concentrate, headaches, stomach issues when she eats, and a lack of energy for everyday activities and sports that she used to play regularly. She also reported noticeable weight loss over the past few months, in spite of consuming what appeared to be a healthy diet. Her case sparks questions and ideas for investigations around trying to figure out which pathways and processes in M’Kenna’s body might be functioning differently than a healthy system and why.

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01/26/2024
7.4 Matter Cycling & Photosynthesis
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Where does food come from and where does it go next? This unit on the cycling of matter and photosynthesis begins with 7th grade students reflecting on what they ate for breakfast. Students are prompted to consider where their food comes from and consider which breakfast items might be from plants. Then students taste a common breakfast food, maple syrup, and see that according to the label, it is 100% from a tree.

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01/26/2024
7.5 Ecosystem Dynamics
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How does changing an ecosystem affect what lives there? This unit on ecosystem dynamics and biodiversity begins with students reading headlines that claim that the future of orangutans is in peril and that the purchasing of chocolate may be the cause. Students then examine the ingredients in popular chocolate candies and learn that one of these ingredients--palm oil--is grown on farms near the rainforest where orangutans live. This prompts students to develop initial models to explain how buying candy could impact orangutans.

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7.6 Earth’s Resources & Human Impact
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How do changes in the Earth's system impact our communities and what can we do about it? This unit on Earth’s resources and human impact begins with students observing news stories and headlines of drought and flood events across the United States. Students figure out that these drought and flood events are not normal and that both kinds of events seem to be related to rising temperatures. This prompts them to develop an initial model to explain how rising temperatures could cause both droughts and floods and leads students to wonder what could cause rising temperatures, too. This initial work sets students up to ask questions related to the query: How do changes in Earth’s system impact our communities and what can we do about it?

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8.1 Contact Forces
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Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other? Oh, no! I’ve dropped my phone! Most of us have experienced the panic of watching our phones slip out of our hands and fall to the floor. We’ve experienced the relief of picking up an undamaged phone and the frustration of the shattered screen. This common experience anchors learning in the Contact Forces unit as students explore a variety of phenomena to figure out, “Why do things sometimes get damaged when they hit each other?”

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01/26/2024
8.2 Sound Waves
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How can a sound make something move? In this unit, students develop ideas related to how sounds are produced, how they travel through media, and how they affect objects at a distance. Their investigations are motivated by trying to account for a perplexing anchoring phenomenon — a truck is playing loud music in a parking lot and the windows of a building across the parking lot visibly shake in response to the music.

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8.3 Forces at a Distance
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How can a magnet move another object without touching it? This unit launches with a slow-motion video of a speaker as it plays music. In the previous unit, students developed a model of sound. This unit allows students to investigate the cause of a speaker’s vibration in addition to the effect.

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Science
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01/26/2024
8.4 Earth in Space
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How are we connected to the patterns we see in the sky and space? Humans have always been driven by noticing, recording, and understanding patterns and by trying to figure out how we fit within much larger systems. In this unit, students begin observing the repeating biannual pattern of the Sun setting perfectly aligned between buildings in New York City along particular streets and then try to explain additional patterns in the sky that they and others have observed. Students draw on their own experiences and the stories of family or community members to brainstorm a list of patterns in the sky. And listen to a series of podcasts highlighting indigenous astronomies from around the world that emphasize how patterns in the sky set the rhythms for their lives, their communities, and all life on Earth, and these are added to their growing list of related phenomena (other patterns in the sky people have observed).

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8.5 Genetics
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Why are living things different from one another? This unit on genetics starts out with students noticing and wondering about photos of two cattle, one of whom has significantly more muscle than the other. The students then observe photos of other animals with similar differences in musculature: dogs, fish, rabbits, and mice. After developing initial models for the possible causes of these differences in musculature, students explore a collection of photos showing a range of visible differences.

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Science
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01/26/2024
8.6 Natural Selection & Common Ancestry
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How could things living today be connected to the things that lived long ago? At the beginning of this unit, students hear about the surprising fossil of an ancient penguin (nicknamed “Pedro”) in a podcast from the researchers who found and identified the fossil. Students analyze data about modern penguins and Pedro to develop initial explanations for how these penguins could be connected. They brainstorm about 1) Where did all the ancient penguins go? 2) Where did all the different species of modern penguins come from? and 3) What other organisms alive today might also be connected to organisms that lived long ago?

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01/26/2024
8 Levels of Organization
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A video lesson exploring the levels of organization in a living organism from smallest to largest. Learn the smaller particles that make up an organism. [1:58]

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Science
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Sophia Learning
Date Added:
12/01/2023
AAIR: Eosinophils - Mischief-Makers in Asthma
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A very good description of the role that eosinophils play in the human body, and how they complicate the asthma reaction in some people. Good graphics and contextual information on the blood.

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Science
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Date Added:
12/01/2023
AC versus DC: What's the Difference?
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This animated essay from "American Experience" explains the difference between alternating and direct electric current and offers in-depth explanations about the role played by a battery, light bulb, wire, and generator. [2:27]

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Science
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PBS LearningMedia
Date Added:
11/06/2023
ADB: How Remote Sensing Technology Improves Efficiency of Irrigation Systems
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With the increase of free satellite data combined with scientific algorithms and cloud computing capacity, developing affordable operational monitoring systems for irrigation management in Asia is now feasible. The use of virtual field sensors can help farmers improve irrigation management for increased water savings and better crop production. Drone measurements are used to verify the satellite images. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is currently using a mobile application called IrriWatch for irrigation scheduling on select corn, sugar beet, and potato fields in Kazakhstan.

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Science
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Date Added:
12/01/2023
AI Ethics (Lesson 1 of 2): Conflicting Viewpoints
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In this lesson, students will learn how to make sense of conflicting viewpoints from credible sources. They will first read two articles on the same topic (ocean plastic), but with differing viewpoints on the severity of the problem. Then, using a Venn Diagram created in Adobe Spark and a set of critical thinking questions, students will analyze where the sources agree and disagree, and begin to understand why it is a normal part of the scientific method for scientists to not always agree when they do not have enough information.

Estimated time required: 2-3 class periods.

Technology required for this lesson: Design Software, Laptop/Desktop, Tablet.

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Arts
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Verizon
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Verizon Innovative Learning HQ - Lessons and Apps
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J. Orin Edson Entrepreneurship + Innovation Institute at Arizona State University
Date Added:
09/20/2023