Welcome to 7th Grade
7th Grade Science and Advanced 7th Grade Science
Science studies this year include:
Quarter 1: Earth's Geological Components: Classifying rocks and minerals, Explaining the Rock Cycle, Distinguishing the components and characteristics of the rock cycle for each rock type (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic).
Quarter 2: Earth's Geological Processes: Earth's layers properties and composition,Explain how the following are involved in the formation of the Earth's formation: erosion, deposition, plate tectonics and volcanism; The Rock and Fossil record; evidence of lithospheric plate movement; plate boundary movement and resulting landforms and describing how earthquakes are measured.
Quarter 3: Earth in the Solar System: Moon Phases in terms of relative position of Sun, Moon, and Earth; Modeling Eclipses in terms of relative positions, Explaining the interrelationship between Earth's tides and the Moon; Explain Seasons in relation to Earth's tilt and revolution; Identify major constellations in the Northern Hemisphere; Explain the relationship among common objects in the solar system, universe, and galaxy.
Quarter 4: Populations and Ecosystems: compare food chains and food webs, explain how organisms obtain and use resources (biotic and abiotic) to develop and thrive in niches and predator/prey relationships, analyze the interactions of living organisms with their ecosystem (limiting factors and carrying capacity); evaluate data related to problems associated with population growth; predict how environmental factors affect survival rates; and create a model of the interactions of living organisms within an ecosystem.
In addition, we will examine the skills and tools needed by scientists to perform their experiments and communicate.
There will also be district benchmark tests given at the end of each semester, which will be cumulative in nature.