Last updated: 6/21/2016

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Science TSCD Pacing Guide-Grade 7 February

Seventh Grade Science

Minerals, Rocks and Earth's Crust

What is a mineral?

Characteristics of Minerals

Color, streak, luster, cleavage fracture and hardness

What is a rock?

Types of Rocks

Igneous, Sedimentary, Metamorphic

What is the Rock Cycle?

Earth's Crust

What are Tectonic Plates?

Tyes of plate boundaries

Convergent and Divergent boundaries

What is Pangea?

Continental Drift and Seafloor Spreading


e-Mission Call to Apply

What is Earth System Science?

Science Interest Inventory

Team Building

Team Rules

Letter of Commitment

Individual Resumes

Case Studies:

Yelowstone Forest Fires


Yellowstone Fire Analysis

Application Packets Completed and Mailed

e-Mission Volcanoes:

Structure of the Earth

What are Tectonic Plates?

Why do Tectonic Plates Move?

Where do Volcanoes Occur?

What are Volcanoes?

What are the Parts of a Volcano?

What are Volcanic Dangers?

Why do Volcanoes Occur?

How do Volcanoes Work?

Types of Eruptions

Magma vs Lava

Types of Lava Flows

Types of volcanoes and how they form

Shield, Composite, and Cinder Cone Volcanoes

Monitoring and Predicting Eruptions

Volcanoes and Montserrat

Case Study of Mt. Pinatubo

Mt. Pinatubo Analysis

e-Mission: Hurricanes

What are Hurricanes?

Where do Hurricanes Form?

Lattitude and Lonogitude

How Hurricanes Work?

How do Hurricanes Form?

Life Cycle of a Hurricane

Measuring the Strength of Hurricanes

Hurricane Dangers

Hurricane Tracking

Case Study of Hurricane Georges

Analysis of Hurricane Georges 


e-Mission: Montserrat and Emergency Response

Emergency Response Team Tasks

The Island of Montserrat

Local Newspaper Articles (Normal life on the island)

History of Montserrat

Montserrat Fast Facts

Maps of Montserrat

Situation Report

Evacuation Instructions

e-Mission Day

e-Mission Teams and Instructions

Hurricane Team, Volcano Team, Communication Team, and Evacuation Team

e-Mission Activity

e-Mission Team Evaluation



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