7th Grade Science

Course Title: 7th Grade Science
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Course Description

The 7th grade Science course uses reading,writing, listening, and speaking skills to explore scientific concepts. The primary objective of the course is to teach students to think like scientists who  become well-informed, global citizens. Students will examine scientific concepts through The Scientific Method.

Power Standards

  1. Comprehend vocabulary and explain scientific processes.
  2. Show precision  
  3. Apply and interpret scientific concepts.

Course Outline

Quarter One: :Chemical building blocks (How do the chemical building blocks form all matter and life?)

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives
  • How does matter create the world around me?
  • How is the periodic table organized?
  • How do properties of matter differ?
  • Organization of the periodic table
  • States of matter
  • Properties and interactions of matter
 Summative Project: Matter book

Quarter Two: Cells (How do cells create life?)

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives
  • How do cells form the building blocks of life?
  • How do we classify types of cells?
  • How do cells function?
  • What are the different parts of cells?
  • Cell Theory
  • Structure and function of cell
  • Types of cells

 Summative Project: Cell Analogy

 

Quarter Three: Human Body (What is the relationship among the human body systems?)

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives
  • How does the body maintain homeostasis?
  • How do specific body systems function?
  • How do body systems interact?
  • Homeostasis
  • Structure and function of body systems
 Summative Project: Human Body Project


Quarter Four: Environmental Science (How do humans interact with the Earth?)

 Guiding Questions Learning Objectives
  • How do our actions affect our environment?
  • How does water affect the environment?
  • What is biodiversity?
  • Sustainable consumption of resources.
  • Water Cycle
  • Explain the value of biodiversity
 Summative Project: Environmental Public Service Announcement

 

 Career and Life Skills
 Social and Cross Cultural The student respects and contributes to the diverse learning community by:

  • Honoring  the ideas and opinions of others and
  • Interacting effectively and appropriately with others.
 Productivity and  Accountability The student takes ownership of work and actions  by:

  • Completing assignments on time
  • Arriving prepared and on time
  • Managing time
 Initiative and Self Direction The student demonstrates independence by:

  • Self-advocating for assistance or resources
  • Persevering through rigorous/challenging tasks
  • Utilizing feedback