GSE Science Grade 7 26.01100 GA
Science 7 is a course intended to expose students to the cycles of life from ecology and biodiversity all the way down to cell structure and cell theory. This course expands on the Science 6 course, providing a set of basic scientific skills and a broad survey of the major areas of science. Some of the areas covered in Science 7 include ecology, energy flow, structure and function of cells, biological traits, heredity, and evidence of evolution. 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.