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7th Grade Integrated Science

Students in 7th Grade Science are encouraged to think like a “true scientist.”
Part of thinking like a true scientist is to learn to look at the world around them and
question what is happening and why. Students will display their knowledge in a
number of different methods, including: artwork, research, lab reports,
experimentation, and long-term projects.

Unit 1 The Nature of Science

1) Thinking Like A Scientist The Scientific Method


2) Proper Lab Safety And Procedures
3) Scientific Measures Using The Metric System (SI)

Unit 2 Reshaping The Land

1) Weathering and Soil Formation


a) Weathering
b) What Affects The Rate Of Weathering?
c) Where Does Soil Come From?
d) Soil In Different Climates

2) The Flow of Fresh Water


a) Water Movement And The Water Cycle
b) The Stages Of River Development
c) The Four Types Of River Deposits
d) The Affect Of Deposition On The Land
e) The Water Table And Groundwater
f) Water Pollution And Conservation

3) How Erosion and Deposition Occur


a) Deposition And Erosion Along Shorelines
b) Erosion And Deposition By Wind
c) Erosion And Deposition By Ice
d) How Does Gravity Affect Erosion And Deposition

Unit 3 Weather, Climate, And Space

1) The Atmosphere Of The Earth


a) Characteristics/Composition Of The Atmosphere
b) Heating And Cooling In The Atmosphere
c) Winds Local And Global
d) Pollution In The Air

2) Weather
a) Water Movement In The Air (Water Cycle) And Types Of Clouds
b) Air Masses And Weather Fronts
c) Types Of Severe Weather
d) How To Forecast The Weather
3) Climate
a) What Is Climate? How Is It Different From Weather?
b) The Tropical Zone And Biomes Found There
c) The Temperate And Polar Zones And Biomes Found There
d) Why Do Climates On Earth Change Over Time?

4) Space
a) Planets In Our Solar System Features And History (Basic Overview)
b) The Terrestrial Planets
c) The Jovian Planets
d) Moon Phases
e) Solar And Lunar Eclipses
f) Characteristics Of Ours And The Other Planets Moons
g) Other Celestial Bodies Asteroids, Comets, Etc…

Unit 4 Cells
1) Living Organisms
a) Characteristics Of Living Things
b) Needs Of Living Things

2) The Cell As The Basic Unit Of Life


a) The Cell Theory
b) The Parts And Functions Of The Cell
c) Prokaryote And Eukaryote Cells
d) How Living Things Are Organized Cells, Tissues, Organs,
Organisms

3) Classifying Organisms
a) Why And How Organisms Are Classified
b) The Eight Levels Of Organism Classification
c) Domains And Kingdoms
d) Taxonomic Keys And Classification