Unit 2 part 2

TeacherMelinda Senf
Subject AreaScience
Grade Level7
Week #10-1-18 to 10-19-18
Unit of InstructionElectromagnetic Spectrum
Standard(s) Taught

SC.7.P.10.1 Illustrate that the sun’s energy arrives as radiation with a wide range of wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and ultraviolet, and that white light is made up of a spectrum of many different colors.

SC.7.N.1.1 Define a problem from the seventh grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.

SC.7.N.3.2 Identify the benefits and limitations of the use of scientific models.

SC.7.P.10.2 Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.

SC.7.P.10.3 Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

Students will: (SC.7.P.10.1)
• illustrate how energy arrives to Earth from the Sun
• differentiate the variety and types of radiation present from the Sun based on their wavelengths and frequency, including:
o infrared, visible, ultraviolet, etc.
• investigate with a prism the colors that compose white light (ROYGBIV)

Students will: (SC.7.P.10.2)
• investigate different ways light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed
• cite examples when light is reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed
• compare how light is absorbed between lighter and darker objects
• explain why objects appear specific colors

Students will:(SC.7.P.10.3)
• recognize that light and sound energy move in the form of waves, however light waves do not require a medium within which to travel
• explain how waves move at different speeds through different mediums:
o solid, liquid, gas

Classroom Activities

Nearpod Introduction

Lab Waves and Frequencies

Exploring light properties

More than meets the eye article

Speed of Sound and Light labs

Lab Refraction (1)



Assignments Due

Nearpod 10/3/18

District Exam 10/18/18 & 10/19/18

Additional Resources



ELL IEP and ESOL accommodations will be provided daily.

When a student is absent, it is their responsibility to check the absent files in class and copy notes from a peer.  Students will have the number of days absent to complete missing work.