• 7th Grade Science—Mrs. Dates

    Curriculum Outline

     

    INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL SCIENCE/ASTRONOMY

    September—October                                                 December--

    Unit 1:                                                                       Unit 4:

              What is a scientist?                                                   Atomic Model

              Tools of a scientist                                                     Atomic Structure

              Lab Safety                                                                 Periodic Table

              Scientific Method                                                          

              Metric Measurements                                      January--

              Graphing                                                          Unit 5

                                                                                                Intro. to Astronomy

    October—November                                                             Earth Motions

    Unit 2:                                                                                  Phases of the Moon

              Properties of Matter

              States of Matter                                                Mid-term Examination

              Phase Changes                                                 3rd week in January

              Physical and Chemical Changes                       
    Unit 3:

              Classification of Matter

              Mixtures and Solutions

              Elements & Compounds

     

     

    INTRODUCTION TO LIFE SCIENCE

     

    End of January—February                                         April--

    Unit 1:                                                                        Unit 4:

              Scientific method                                                       Bacteria and Viruses

              Tools of a Life Scientist                                               Protists

    Characteristics & Needs                                              Fungi

                       of Living Things

    Unit 2:                                                                        May--

              Structure & Function of Cells                           Unit 5:

              Cell Processes                                                            Structure and Function

              Organization of Living Things                                              of Plants

                                                                                                Photosynthesis

    February—March                                                          

    Unit 3:                                                                         June--

              Classification of Living Things                           Unit 6:

              Using Dichotomous Keys                                            Classification of Animals

              Kingdoms                                                                    Biomes

                                                                                         

                                                                                         Final Examination