7th Grade Life Science
Seventh grade Life Science emphasizes the use of the scientific method to solve problems. The course introduces students to cellular structure, processes and reproduction. The class also discusses heredity, how genes are passed from one generation to the next and how evolution impacts a species. Students will study the classification system and organisms within each kingdom, including bacteria, protists, plants, animals and fungi. The class includes a unit that deals with ecosystems. Various hands-on laboratory activities complement the units of study. During these activities, students will learn to use microscopes, balances, and other scientific equipment.