Science Grade 7

30072Y0 NC

Science Grade 7 is an intermediate course intended to introduce students to several different sectors of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 7 include the scientific method, overview of Motion, Graphing Motion, Energy in Motion, Earth Systems and Weather, and Cells, Biology and Genetics.

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:

  • Graph motion in constant and variable

  • Describe motion and force.

  • Understand and describe energy transfer in motion.

  • 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 Earth systems and how they affect weather.

  • Describe the Cell Theory.

  • Understand that cells are in all living organisms.

  • Describe the organization of living organisms.

  • Understand the mechanisms of evolution and genetics.

State: North Carolina
Grade Level: 7
Category: Science
Course Length: Year