7th Grade Program Information

Below are EdVenture's current offerings for 7th Grade learners. The programs are available for schools and other groups (i.e. camps, daycare)

 

Classroom Programs

30 student max per 45 min session

Awesome Aeronautics

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards:  Science (6.S.1, 6.P.3, 6.P.3A, 6.P.3B, 8.S.1, 8.P.2)
Ever wonder how an airplane stays in the sky? In Awesome Aeronautics, students will learn about the four forces of flight and its effects on an object in the air. Students are engaged in the science behind flight and queried to think how engineers might design future aircrafts. Afterwards, students can explore their curiosity by constructing unique paper airplanes and launching them at great speeds!

DIY Science

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: (2.S.1, 2.P.3, 3.S.1, 3.P.2, 5.S.1, 5.P.2) 
Learn how to be a scientist right in your very own home! Students will learn about the different changes in matter, states of matter, and how we can manipulate them with nothing more exotic than the items found in our very own kitchen! This hands-on program focuses on safe and unsafe chemicals, lab safety, mixtures, measurement and introducing students to different science tools. We’ll create foaming monsters, mini-explosions, a bubbling lava monster, and your very own alien boogers!

Earth ROCKS!

Subject: Earth Science 
SC Standards: Science (3.P.3, 3.P.3A, (1.S.1, 1.E4, 1.E4A, 1.E4A.1, 3.S.1, 8,E.5, 8.E.5A, 8.E.5C) 
Students will explore all sorts of rocks, minerals and fossils. They will learn to identify the main types of rocks, classify minerals by physical properties and dig for gems and fossils.

It’s Just a Phase

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science 7.P.2, 7.P.2B, 7.P.2A (3.P.2, 3.P.2A,  5.P.2, 5.P.2A, (K.P.4, 2.P.3, 2.P.3A) 
This lesson teaches students about the three states of matter, their properties, and how phase changes occur! Students will observe experiments with dry ice and even get to try our very special “astronaut marshmallows” made by our EdVenture Educators with liquid nitrogen!

Math Games

Subject: Mathematics 
SC Standards: Math 7.NS.3, 7.NS.5, 7.RP.3, 7.EEI.3, 7.GM.6, 7.DSP.5 (K.ATO.4, K.ATO.5, K.ATO.6, K.MDA.3, 1.ATO.6, 1.ATO.9, 1.MDA.5, 1.MDA.6, 2.NBST.5, 2.ATO.1, 2.G.1, 2.G.3, 2.MDA.3, 2.MDA.10, 3.NSBT.3,3.NSBT.4, 3.NSF.1, 3.NSF.2, 3.MDA.6, 4.ATO.2, 4.ATO.5, 4.G.3, 4.MDA.2, 4.MDA.7, 5.NSBT.2, 5.NSF.2, 5.NSF.8, 5.ATO.2, 5.MDA.1, 6.NS.1, 6.RP.2, 6.GM1, 6.GM.4, 8.NS.1, 8.EEI.5,8.GM.7, 8.GM.9)
Students will apply math concepts and use critical thinking to solve real life problems, fun physical challenges, and complex puzzles.  Through decision making, they will learn about time management and how their choices will impact the final score.

Sound Off, Lights Up!

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: Science (1.P.2, 4.S.1, 4.P.4, 8.P.3, 8.P.3A)  
Investigate the world of mechanical and electromagnetic waves as students explore lasers, glockenspiels, lenses, and more! Students will learn the basics including frequency, wavelength, and amplitude. Then they’ll explore what properties control the pitch and volume of sound waves, as well as how different materials can cause the refraction and reflection of light waves. Students will create their own sights and sounds in this hands-on program.

Lab Programs

Only at EdVenture
24 student max per 45 min session

Botanical Investigators (BioInvestigations Lab)

Subject: Life Science
SC Standards: Science 7.S.1A, 7.L.3A (1.S.1,  1.L.5, 1.L.5A, 1.L.5B, 3.S.1A, 4.S.1A, 4.L.5A, 4.L.5B, 5.S.1A, 6.S.1A, 6.L.5B, 8.S.1A, 8.E.6B)
Students will look closely at different kinds of plants in order to compare, contrast, and ultimately classify them.  This engaging hands-on activity encourages students to use dissection tools as they investigate flower anatomy. In addition, microscopes will be used to look at the plants cellular organization and see how they are different from animals.

Dissection du Jour (BioInvestigations Lab)

Subject: Life Science
SC Standards: Science  7.S.1, 7.L.3, 7.L.3A, 7.L.3B
>Get your hands on the inner workings of the animal kingdom. Students will use a scalpel, probe and forceps to dig into the body systems of one species through guided dissection and analysis. We will explore that creature’s unique internal and external anatomy in order to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms used for locomotion, feeding, defense, and the other essential functions. Call or email today to inquire about dissection options currently available (i.e. squid, sheep brains)

Genetic Junction (BioInvestigations Lab)

Subject: Life Science
SC Standards: Science 7.S.1, 7.L.4, 7.L.4A
Grab a pipette and prepare a test tube – it’s time for a DNA extraction! In this lab, we will use fun hands-on activities to talk about nucleotides, the double helix, and the code that makes you who you are. Each student will also have a chance to test their lab skills when they gather their own epithelial cells, extract genetic material, and collect it in a pendant to take home as a DNA necklace!

Global Chef (Cooking Lab - presented by AFLAC)

Subject: Health, Physical Science
SC Standards: Health N-7.6.1 (Science 2-1, 2-4 , 3-1.2, 3-1.3, 3-1.4  G-4.1.1,Health N-4.1.1, P-5.1.1, N-5.1.1, N-5.1.3, N-6.1.3, N-6.1.4)
Global Chef takes student on a culinary adventure around the world to explore different cuisines and cultures in the Cooking Lab. Students will prepare an exciting dish and learn where and how it is prepared traditionally.
Must choose an option: Greek Pitas, Chicken Tikka Masala, Sushi, Quesadillas or Thai Coconut Soup

Root There It Is (Cooking Lab - presented by AFLAC)

Subject: Health 
SC Standards: Health P-7.2.2, N-7.2.1 (G-4.1.1, P-5.1.1, P-6.6.1) 
From a bushel of wheat to a sandwich good enough to eat, join us as we trace our food from farm to fork. Students will have fun discovering where our food comes from and the many crops grown here in South Carolina. Using EDDIE®'s garden, we will make delicious treats from seasonal foods.

Take A Bite Out of Cancer (Bio & Cooking Lab)

Subject: Life Science and Health 
SC Standards: Health N-7.6.1 (N-6.1.1, N-6.1.3, N-6.1.4, N-7.1.2, N-8.6.3 Science 6.S.1)
Students will investigate how cancer cells form within the body and test certain food products containing phytochemicals called phenols which, based on research and primary resources have been found to have anticancer properties! Students will take microgreens from EdVenture's gardens to create their own culinary dish promoting healthy lifestyle choices and to help prevent cancer. Must choose an option: Veggie Pizza, DIY salad bowls or quinoa bowls

Highlighted Assembly Program

It's a Disaster!

Subject: Earth Science 
SC Standards: (Science 3.E.4, 3.E.4B, 4.E.2B, 5.E.3, 5.E.3A, 5.E.3B, 8.E.5, 8.E.5A, 8.E.5B) 
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tornadoes ... Oh my! Through larger than life demonstrations we will discuss the cause and effect of some of the biggest natural disasters Mother Earth can dish out. 
*This program can stand on its own or be partnered with Weather You Like it or Not or Earth ROCKS! to make the perfect storm!

It's Rocket Science

Subject: Physical Science 
SC Standards: (Science 6.P.3, 6.P.3A, 6.P.3B) 
Since the dawn of time, man has looked to the stars for inspiration. The early rockets of the Chinese, dreams of Jules Verne and trials faced by NASA are but a few stops on our journey through time as we look at the science which makes space flight possible. We will also take a glimpse at the future of where we are heading and how to get there. 
*Combine with Awesome Aeronautics to create the full flight experience.