Hardcover | April 26, 2004

byAdrienne Mason, Karen Charleson, Eric Grace

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Developed specifically for the BC grade 7 curriculum, this resource provides solid science process skills reinforcement, engaging text and visuals, and a wide choice of easy-to-do hands-on activities.

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Developed specifically for the BC grade 7 curriculum, this resource provides solid science process skills reinforcement, engaging text and visuals, and a wide choice of easy-to-do hands-on activities.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:11 × 8.7 × 0.8 inPublished:April 26, 2004Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070947864

ISBN - 13:9780070947863

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Table of Contents

Safety in Your Science Classroom
Science,Technology and Society
Traditional Ecological Knowledge

Unit 1 Ecosystems

Chapter 1 Organisms and Their Environment

Starting Point Activity 1-A: Chain of Events

1.1 Abiotic and Biotic Environments
Find Out Activity 1-B: Salty Seeds
Conduct an Investigation 1-C: Soil Sleuths

1.2 How Organisms Interact in Ecosystems
Find Out Activity 1-D: Designer Habitat
Conduct an Investigation 1-E: Sampling Populations in an Ecosystem

1.3 Roles of Organisms in Ecosystems
Think & Link Investigation 1-F: What Goes Up Must Come Down
Conduct an Investigation 1-G: Don’t Waste It!

Chapter 1 At a Glance
Chapter 1 Review

Chapter 2 Cycles in Ecosystems

Starting Point Activity 2-A: Ant Alert

2.1 Food Chains, Food Webs, and Energy Flow
Design Your Own Investigation 2-B: A Mealworm’s Food Chain
Think & Link Investigation 2-C: Dinner at the Copepod Café

2.2 Cycles of Matter
Find Out Activity 2-D: Modelling the Water Cycle

2.3 Limiting Factors in Ecosystems
Conduct an Investigation 2-E: What’s the Limit?
Conduct an Investigation 2-F: Succession in a Bottle
Chapter 2 At a Glance
Chapter 2 Review

Chapter 3 Ecosystems and People

Starting Point Activity 3-A: Learning, Harming, Helping

3.1 Learning about Ecosystems
Find Out Activity 3-B: Ecosystem Stories
Conduct an Investigation 3-C: Counting Caribou
At Home Activity 3-D: Mapping Home

3.2 Human Impacts on Ecosystems
Find Out Activity 3-E: Alien Invaders
Find Out Activity 3-F: Risky Business

3.3 Conserving and Protecting Ecosystems
Conduct an Investigation 3-G: Model Ecosystem in a Bottle

Chapter 3 At a Glance
Chapter 3 Review

Unit 1 Ask an Elder: Trudy Frank
Unit 1 Ask a Biologist: Hilda Ching
Unit 1 Project: Hands-on Habitat

Unit 2 Chemistry

Chapter 4 Characteristics and Properties of Matter

Starting Point Activity 4-A: Mystery Materials

4.1 Describing Matter
Find Out Activity 4-B: Describing Matter

4.2 Measuring Matter
Find Out Activity 4-C: Practise Measuring Mass
Conduct an Investigation 4-D: Practise Measuring Volume
Conduct an Investigation 4-E: Build a Density Tower

4.3 Changes in Matter
Think & Link Investigation 4-F: Name the Change
Find Out Activity 4-G: Using the Particle Model

Chapter 4 At a Glance
Chapter 4 Review

Chapter 5 Classifying Matter

Starting Point Activity 5-A: Mixture or Pure Substance?

5.1 Pure Substances and Mixtures
At Home Activity 5-B: Making Sugar "Disappear"
Conduct an Investigation 5-C: Inspector’s Corner

5.2 Classifying Mixtures
Find Out Activity 5-D: Keep it Together!
Conduct an Investigation 5-E: What Kind of Mixture?

5.3 Pure Substances
Find Out Activity 5-F: An Element and a Compound

5.4 Pure Substances from Mixtures
Find Out Activity 5-G: Separating Mixtures
Find Out Activity 5-H: Panning for “Gold”

Chapter 5 At a Glance
Chapter 5 Review

Chapter 6 Exploring Solutions

Starting Point Activity 6-A: Cold Tea, Hot Tea

6.1 Solutes and Solvents
Find Out Activity 6-B: Does It Dissolve?

6.2 Dissolving
Find Out Activity 6-C: How Much is Too Much?
Think & Link Investigation 6-D: How Does Temperature Affect Solubility?
Design Your Own Investigation 6-E: Changing the Rate of Dissolving

6.3 Acids and Bases
Conduct an Investigation 6-F: Acid, Base, or Neutral?
Find Out Activity 6-G: Home-Grown Indicators

6.4 Processing Solutions
Conduct an Investigation 6-H: Separating Salt from Salt Water

Chapter 6 At a Glance
Chapter 6 Review

Unit 2 Ask an Elder: Elizabeth Gravelle
Unit 2 Ask an Oil Spill Adviser
Unit 2 Project: Purifying Mixtures

Unit 3 Earth’s Crust

Chapter 7 The Composition of Planet Earth

Starting Point Activity 7-A: Examine the Evidence

7.1 The Structure of Earth
Find Out Activity 7-B: A Model Planet
Conduct an Investigation 7-C: Movement in the Mantle
At Home Activity 7-D: Convection Currents at Home

7.2 Minerals and Mineral Resources
Find Out Activity 7-E: Research the Resource
Think & Link Investigation 7-F: Trade Routes
Conduct an Investigation 7-G: A Geologist’s Mystery

7.3 How Rocks Are Formed
Conduct an Investigation 7-H: Cool Crystals, Hot Gems
Find Out Activity 7-I: Mystery Moulds
Find Out Activity 7-J: Find the Family

Chapter 7 At a Glance
Chapter 7 Review

Chapter 8 Earth's Moving Crust

Starting Point Activity 8-A: Sediment Shake Up

8.1 Weathering and the Rock Cycle
Conduct an Investigation 8-B: Rocks that Fizz
At Home Activity 8-C: Chewable Rocks
Conduct an Investigation 8-D: Colouring the Rock Cycle
Find Out Activity 8-E: Real Rock and Roll

8.2 Clues in the Crust
Conduct an Investigation 8-F: Give Me a Clue!
Find-Out Activity 8-G: Deep Sea Diorama

8.3 The Theory of Plate Tectonics
Design Your Own Investigation 8-H: On a Collision Course!
Think & Link Investigation 8-I: Where Do You Draw the Line?

Chapter 8 At a Glance
Chapter 8 Review

Chapter 9 Earth’s Changing Surface

Starting Point Activity 9-A: Use the Force

9.1 Changing LandForms
Find Out Activity 9-B: How Does a Glacier Move?

9.2 Earthquakes
Find Out Activity 9-C: Waiting for the Waves
Think & Link Investigation 9-D: In the Zone
Find Out Activity 9-E: Pass the Wave

9.3 Volcanoes
Find Out Activity 9-F: Ash in the Area
Find Out Activity 9-G: Blast from the Past
Find Out Activity 9-H: Pardon My Intrusion
Find Out Activity 9-I: Discovering the Past

Chapter 9 At a Glance
Chapter 9 Review

Unit 3 Ask an Elder: Chief Herb Morven
Unit 3 Ask a Geophysicist
Unit 3 Project: Shake and Quake

SkillPower 1 Using Graphic Organizers
SkillPower 2 Metric Conversion and SI Units
SkillPower 3 Measurement
SkillPower 4 Developing Models in Science
SkillPower 5 Organizing and Communicating Scientific Data
SkillPower 6 Designing and Conducting Experiments