Scope and Sequence:

 

 
          SCIENCE

SEVENTH GRADE

Links: NHPS Science Overview

Gr 7 State Standards Overview, Gr 7 Curriculum Detail

 

 

QuarterOne

QuarterTwo

Quarter Three

Quarter Four

Unit Titles

 

Learning Outcomes

PROPERTIES OF MATTER

 

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

CELLS

 

GENETICS/ REPRODUCTION

LIFE SYSTEMS: MUSCULO-SKELETAL

BIOCHEMICAL BODY SYSTEMS

 BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMS: DIGESTIVE

MICROBES AND FOOD PRESERVATION

INQUIRY STANDARDS ACROSS ALL UNITS

C INQ.1       Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.

C INQ.2       Read, interpret and examine the credibility of scientific claims in different sources of information.

C INQ.3       Design and conduct appropriate types of scientific investigations to answer different questions.

C INQ.4       Identify independent and dependent variables, and those variables that are kept constant, when designing an experiment.

C INQ.5       Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

C INQ.6       Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

C INQ.7       Identify and present relationships between variables in appropriate graphs.

C INQ.8       Draw conclusions and identify sources of error.

C INQ.9       Provide explanations to investigated problems or questions.

C INQ.10    Communicate about science in different formats, using relevant science vocabulary, supporting evidence and clear logic.

        C0.  Describe matter and its properties.

         

        C1.  Describe the properties of common elements such as oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, iron, and aluminum.

         

        CINQ1.  Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigation.

        CINQ5.  Use appropriate tools and techniques to make observations and gather data.

CINQ6.  Use mathematical operations to analyze and interpret data.

        C2.  Describe how the properties of simple compounds, such as water and table salt, are different from the properties of the elements of which they are made.

         

C3.  Explain how mixtures can be separated by using the properties of the substances from which they are made, such as

       C15. Describe the basic structures of an animal cell, including nucleus, cytoplasm, mitochondria and cell membrane, and how they function to support life.

 

       C25. Explain the similarities and differences in cell division in somatic and germ cells.

 

C26. Describe the structure and function of the male and female human reproductive systems, including the process of egg and sperm production.

 

      C27.  Describe how genetic information is organized in genes on chromosomes, and explain sex determination in human

C17. Explain how the human muscular-skeletal system supports the body and allows movement.

C 16. Describe the structures of the human digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems, and explain how they function to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and expel waste materials

C 16. Describe the structures of the human digestive, respiratory and circulatory systems, and explain how they function to bring oxygen and nutrients to the cells and expel waste materials.

 

C 21. Describe how freezing, dehydration, pickling and irradiation prevent food spoilage caused by microbes.

Significant Task

 

Post It Lab

Sand, Salt, Iron Separation

Cell Flash Cards

Genetic Disorder

Chicken Wing

Body Systems Tour

 * CT Embedded Task Feel The Beat

Food Spoilage Task

Content

Supporting Materials

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Chemical Building Blocks

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Chemical Building Blocks

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Cells and Heredity

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Human Biology

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Human Biology

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: Human Biology

Prentice Hall Science Explorer: From Bacteria To Plants, FDA Food Safety Kit