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Human Body Systems: The Circulatory System

Grade 6 Sample Unit

Standards Alignment



Evaluation Goals



Content Outline




Class Components



Session 1 – Title: Teaching a Technology-Enriched Science Unit

  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn what scientific concepts and skills using technology participants should really understand by the end of this unit.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to incorporate WebQuests into science instruction.




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Session 2 – Title: Enhancing Science Instruction Using Video


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn to find and use video to support visual and auditory learners.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to find and use video to support the curriculum.




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National Science Education Standards
Scientific Inquiry: What Is It?

Session 3 – Title: Creating and Organizing an Electronic Science Notebook

  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn the importance of organizing an electronic science notebook.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to create folders and subfolders to organize documents into an electronic science notebook based on the Grade 7 Science Scope and Sequence.




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Session 4 – Title: Using Excel and Microsoft Word


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to collect, analyze, and display scientific data using a spreadsheet. They will also learn the benefits of using a template to structure data collection and analysis.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to create a template in Excel to collect data, as well as how to utilize Excel and Word.




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Powers of 10 - pH
pH Factor
pH Effects on the Body
Technical Information on pH
Relation between pH and Temperature


Session 5 – Title: Finding Quality Web Sites to Support Student Research and Citing Them Using Citation Machine


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to structure Internet research to facilitate inquiry-based student learning while ensuring that students learn core content, and how to determine what types of Web sites best support 7th grade student research and find those sites.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how Citation Machine can be used to help students cite sources easily and accurately.




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Dissolved Oxygen and Aquatic Primary Productivity
Water Quality and Dissolved Oxygen

Session 6 – Title: Interactive Resources to Support the Understanding of the Human Body


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to use interactive resources as a structured activity to understand the human body.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn what an interactive resource is, and the benefits of using interactive resources either as opposed to textbooks or as supplemental activities.




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Session 7 – Title: Managing Research on the Human Body Using PageKeeper


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how PageKeeper is used to collect and organize online resources.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn what PageKeeper is, and how to establish a PageKeeper account.




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Session 8 – Title: Using PowerPoint to Teach and Present Information


  • Content Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how students can use PowerPoint to present their scientific findings.
  • Technology Teaching Points: During this session, participants will learn how to use PowerPoint to present information to students.




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Preparing Your Laboratory Report
Lab Reports






Facilitator Notes:
You are encouraged to customize the materials to your teaching style.
Please add your own contact information in the last slide of your PowerPoints before presenting.