7th Science Syllabus (Colvett)

2017/2018 School Year

7th grade Science

Alana Colvett Room 109 Hampshire Unit School acolvett@mauryk12.org

Power Standards

Embedded Inquiry:

Design a simple experimental procedure with an identified control and appropriate variables

Embedded Technology and Engineering:

Evaluate a protocol to determine if the engineering design process was successfully applied

Differentiate between adaptive and assistive technology

Life Science:

Identify and describe the function of all major plant and animal cell organelles

Explain the integrated relationships that exist among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems

Basic functions of a major organ system

Depict chromosome movement during plant cell division


Flow of Matter and Energy:

Compare the chemical compounds that make up the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration

Carbon and oxygen exchange between living things and the environment


Classify methods of reproduction as sexual or asexual

Match flower parts with their reproductive functions

Describe the relationship among genes, chromosomes andand inherited traits

Interpret a Punnett Square

The Earth:

Use a table of physical properties to classify minerals

Label a diagram that depicts the 3 different rock types

Identify the major processes that drive the rock cycle

Differentiate among the characteristics of the Earth's three layers

Recognize that lithospheric plates on the scale of continents and oceans continually move at rates of centimeters per year

Describe the relationship between plate movement and earthquakes, volcanoes and sea floor spreading

Analyze and evaluate the impact of man's use of earth's land, water and natural resources


Differentiate between the 6 simple machines

Determine the amount of force needed to do work using different simple machines

Apply proper equations to solve basic problems pertaining to distance, time, speed and velocity

Identify and explain how Newton's Laws of motion relate to the movement of objects

Compare and contrast the different parts of a wave

Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves in terms of how they are produced

Possible projects to be completed throughout the year:

Science Fair board

3D model of a cell

Construct a simple machine

Build a prototype