Topics of Study

7th Grade Life Science Topics

Introduction to Life Science

  • What is Science?
  • Scientific Inquiry (Scientific Method)
  • Understanding Technology
  • Safety in the Science Laboratory
  • Designing Experiments

Measurement and SI Units

  • Length, Width, Height (cm)
  • Area of a Regular Object (cm2)
  • Volume of a Regular Object (cm3)
  • Volume of an Irregular Object (mL)
  • Massing Objects (g)
  • Calculating Density (g/cm3 or g/mL)
  • Using Triple Beam Balances
  • Using Graduated Cylinders

 

Living Things

  • What is Life?
  • Classifying Organisms
  • Discovering Cells
  • Looking Inside Cells
  • Microscope Usage

Cell Processes and Energy

  • Chemical Compounds in Cells
  • The Cell in Its Environment
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cellular Respiration
  • Cell Division

Genetics: The Science of Heredity

  • Gregor Mendel’s Work
  • Probability and Heredity
  • The Cell and Inheritance
  • The DNA Connection

Modern Genetics

  • Human Inheritance
  • Human Genetic Disorders

  • Advances in Genetics

Changes Over Time

  • Darwin’s Theory of Evolution
  • Evidence of Evolution
  • The Fossil Record

Plants

  • The Plant Kingdom
  • Plants Without Seeds
  • Characteristics of Seed Plants
  • Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
  • Plant Responses and Growth
  • Flower Dissection

Populations and Communities

 

  • Living Things and the Environment
  • Studying Populations
  • Interactions Among Living Things
  • Changes in Communities

Ecosystems and Biomes

  • Energy Flow in Ecosystems
  • Cycles of Nature
  • Biogeography
  • Biomes and Aquatic Ecosystems

Living Resources

  • Environmental Issues
  • Forests and Fisheries

  • Biodiversity
  • Stream Watch

  • Field Trip to Manorkill Stream in Conesville (Spring)

Human Body Systems

  • Bones, Muscles and Skin
  • Food and Digestion

  • Circulation
  • Respiration and Excretion

  • Fighting Disease
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System

  • Human Reproduction
  • Frog Dissection