Course Description

In this seventh grade science course, students will embark on a fascinating journey through the realms of biology, ecology, and physics. Through hands-on experiments, interactive discussions, and multimedia resources, students will delve into the intricacies of the cell system, human body systems, reproduction and growth, ecosystems, waves and electromagnetic radiation, and electricity and magnetism. By fostering curiosity, critical thinking, and scientific inquiry, this course aims to cultivate a deep understanding of foundational scientific concepts and their real-world applications.

Units of Focus:

1. The Cell System: 

Students will explore the fundamental unit of life: the cell. They will learn about cell structure, function, and organelles, as well as cellular processes such as photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and mitosis. Through microscopy and laboratory investigations, students will observe and analyze different types of cells and their roles in living organisms.

2. Human Body Systems: 

This unit will introduce students to the various systems of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, and excretory systems. Students will investigate the structure and function of each system, as well as how they work together to maintain homeostasis. Case studies and virtual dissections will deepen students’ understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

3. Reproduction and Growth: 

Students will explore the processes of reproduction and growth in living organisms. They will learn about sexual and asexual reproduction, including the stages of development from fertilization to birth. Topics such as genetics, heredity, and DNA will be covered, along with ethical considerations related to reproductive technologies.

4. Ecosystems: 

In this unit, students will examine the interconnectedness of living and nonliving components within ecosystems. They will learn about food chains, food webs, energy flow, nutrient cycling, and the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers. Field studies and ecological simulations will allow students to investigate biodiversity and environmental sustainability.

5. Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation: 

Students will explore the properties and behaviors of waves, including sound waves, light waves, and electromagnetic waves. They will learn about wave characteristics such as frequency, wavelength, amplitude, and speed, as well as how waves interact with matter. Hands-on experiments and demonstrations will illustrate wave phenomena and their applications in technology.

6. Electricity and Magnetism: 

In this unit, students will investigate the principles of electricity and magnetism. They will learn about electric circuits, conductors, insulators, voltage, current, resistance, and magnetism. Through building and testing circuits, students will explore the practical applications of electrical and magnetic phenomena in everyday life and technology.

Course Details

Seventh Grade Science

Syllabus for upcoming year coming soon. 

Algebra 2 – An Incremental Approach, 3rd Edition. Saxon, 2003

Miss Casia Holzer

Casia graduated from Utah State University with a degree in biology. While she enjoyed her education, her true passion lies in teaching chemistry. If you stepped into her class on a random day, you would most likely find her doing a science experiment. She believes nothing beats hands-on learning! When not enjoying students in the classroom, Casia tutors, writes biographies, and arranges piano music. Her motto is “Life is beautiful!”