Grade 7 Science
This term in grade 7 science we will be discovering the
Ecosystems: (mid-Sept to Dec) Students will analyze some of the impacts humans
have on the environment and investigate factors that may affect balances within the
Students will learn that ecosystems consist of communities of plants and animals that
are dependent on each other as well as non-living parts of the environment.
Structures: (Jan-March) Students will study various structures that humans build to
meet specific needs. They will consider not only the functions the structures must
perform but also the resources available to build them, the intended lifetime of the
structures and the impact of the structures on the environment.
Heat: (March- May) Students will acquire a working knowledge of the nature of heat,
and gain new insights into how heat affects the world.
Pure Substances and Mixtures: (May- June) By exploring the distinction between pure
substances and mechanical mixtures and solutions, students will come to recognize
that most matter is either a solution or mechanical mixture – including most foods and
drinks and many medicines, cosmetics, building materials, and cleaning agents.
Students will use this information to weigh the social and environmental consequences
of the use of various consumer products.