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Michelle Kendred April 23, 2011
Grade 7 Room 5

Oceans
What is the origin of the ocean? What is an ocean/sea? What are the characteristics of the ocean?

MEAP BENCHMARKS: I.1.MS.5, II.1MS.1, II.1.MS.2, V.1.MS.1

DISTRICT OUTCOMES: DPS Pacing Chart

LESSON OBJECTIVE: SWBAT –
1.Understand and critique the theories on the origin of the ocean. 2.Utilize world map to identify the seven continents and five oceans. 3.Label and match oceans to the connecting/corresponding continent. 4.Compile a topographical list of characteristics of the ocean. 5.Determine commonality between sea and ocean.

6.Differentiate between the saltwater of the ocean to the freshwater of lakes and rivers. 7.Compare and contrast the spatial difference of the ocean water to that of the continents as it relates to the Earth.

MEAP VOCABULARY - ocean, sea, continent, theory, freshwater, salinity, lake, river, underground water, oceanography.

MATERIALS: text book, transparencies, large wall mounted world map, ocean informational handouts, “Label the Earth’s Oceans” worksheets, “Continents and Oceans Quiz”, paper, pen, pencils, .

BELL WORK - “Do Now”: “How would the ocean look if it were all dry land?”

GUIDED PRACTICE: Read and work with students to interpret information from text (pg. 181) and ocean handouts. Work with students to analyze and hypothesize the origin of oceans theories.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: Students will work in groups of four to define vocabulary words
(ocean, sea, theory, freshwater, salinity, lake, river, underground water, oceanography). Student groups will complete “Label the Earth’s Oceans”.

CLOSURE: Review and discuss oceans.

SUMMARY/EVALUATION: Constructed response.

HOMEWORK: Complete “Continents and Oceans Quiz” handout.

ADVANCED PREPARATION: Put television in front of chalkboard and put in video “Why is the Ocean Salty?” – 04/24/11.

Michelle Kendred April 24, 2011
Grade 7 Room 5

Oceans
Why is the ocean salty? What are the motions of the ocean?

MEAP BENCHMARKS: V.2.MS.2

DISTRICT OUTCOMES: DPS Pacing Chart

LESSON OBJECTIVE: SWBAT –
1.Understand oceanic water pressure at sea level.
2.Understand how temperature, salinity and pressure determine water density. 3.Determine the average temperature of the ocean.
4.Understand and distinguish the difference between a coastal current and a tide. 5.Understand the characteristics of a tsunami, and what the causes are.

MEAP VOCABULARY: Longshore current, coastal current, updwelling, rip tide, temperature, tide, gravitational pull, coast line, pressure, sea level, density, deep zone, tsunami.

MATERIALS: Television, “Why Is the Ocean Salty?” video tape, text book, “Ocean Tide” handout, dictionary, paper, pencil, ink pen.

BELL WORK - “Do Now”: Define vocabulary words from the board.

GUIDED PRACTICE: Issue a 5 minute vocabulary quiz on words from 04/23/07. Q&A on the key concepts from the video.

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE: Students will write 2 paragraphs on video and 2 paragraphs on ocean currents.

CLOSURE: Asses and discuss student writings.

SUMMARY/EVALUATION: Constructed response.

HOMEWORK: Study vocabulary words.

ADVANCED PREPARATION: Put television in front of chalkboard and put in tape, “Ocean Life” – 04/25/11.

Michelle Kendred April 25, 2011
Grade 7 Room 5

Oceans
Who lives in the ocean?

MEAP BENCHMARKS: II.1.MS.5, III.2.MS.1, III.4.MS.2, III.5MS.1, III.5.MS.4, III.5.MS.6

DISTRICT OUTCOMES: DPS Pacing Chart

LESSON OBJECTIVE: SWBAT –
1.Classify, compare, and compile a list of mammals living in the ocean. 2.Determine what mammals live in what part of the ocean....
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