Science 7 (03237N) WA

Science 7 is an intermediate course intended to introduce students to the basics of physical, earth and life sciences. Some of the areas covered in Science 7 include the scientific method, matter, motion, astronomy, weather and the earth, biology and genetics, and careers in science.

The curriculum seeks to develop the students' ability to be aware of and participate in scientific inquiry. The units contain experiments and projects to capitalize on the students' natural curiosity. The students will explore, observe and manipulate everyday objects and materials in their environment. Students at this level should show understanding of interrelationships between organisms, recognize patterns in systems, and expand their knowledge of cellular dimensions of living systems. Collectively, this should help students develop and build on their subject-matter knowledge base.

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to do the following:

  • Identify connections between science and other disciplines.

  • Explain the steps of the scientific method.

  • Describe atoms, molecules, and compounds and their properties.

  • Understand the relationships between the different types of energy.

  • Explain how energy is transformed.

  • Identify the necessary components of living organisms.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the resources of the Earth and what is needed to conserve those resources.

  • Describe the universe in terms of size and composition.

  • Identify various types of geological changes.

  • Explain the cycles of nature.

  • Understand the mechanisms of evolution.

  • Understand the mechanisms of DNA and mutations

  • Demonstrate how force, mass and motion are related

State: Washington
Grade Level: 7
Category: Science
Course Length: Year