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Lesson Plans and Activities - Grade 7

Traveling the Silk Road

runs Jan 13 - April 11, 2014

Getting Over Geography  Discover how landscapes influenced the way people traveled, traded, and entertained themselves along the Silk Road.


Nature Gardens

Insects and Biodiversity - Explore L.A.'s biodiversity through bugs and introduce classification.


Gem and Mineral Hall

How Old is the Earth? Introduce Earth's history through vocabulary building, observation and discussion.

Lighting Up the Gem & Mineral Hall  Discover the properties of light by examining their interaction with gems and minerals.


Age of Mammals

Super Selection Examine natural selection and conduct a research project to explore what selection pressures might have influenced the evolution of a particular species represented in this exhibit.


Dinosaur Hall

Modern Detectives for an Ancient World Use observations to form a hypotheses and then revise it based on new evidence and research.

Dinosaurs and Definitions Through a research project, examine vocabulary using context to infer the meaning of new words.

Shaping Dinosaurs Use dinosaurs as a topic to understand tessellations and how to calculate area and perimeter.