Gateway Regional High School

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7th Grade Science 


Mrs. Andrea Keenan


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Course Description

        The seventh grade science program is designed to present scientific concepts through an integrated approach with emphasis on the following four areas:

(1) matter (2) organisms; (3) genetics; and (3) earth systems; While knowledge of content is being developed, students will be engaged in real-life, hands-on and cooperative activities that encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and decision-making. Through these activities students utilize technology, information, and other tools while participating in investigations, explorations, and discovery learning. Throughout the learning process, students develop career planning and workplace readiness skills, demonstrate self-management skills, and apply safety principles.

Course Expectations and Assessments

         Assessment focuses both on the cognitive skills of conceptual understanding, history of science and systems, and the process skills of problem solving, mathematics, and technology. Evaluation appears in several formats: unit tests, quizzes, performance tasks, projects, and laboratory experiences.

        1st Marking Period:

                Structure and Properties of Matter Test

                Life Jacket Design Project

                Interactions of Matter Test

                        Benchmark 1

        2nd Marking period:

                Synthetic Material Research Project

                Chemical Reactions Test

                Reptile Egg Incubator Design

                        Benchmark 2

        3rd Marking Period:

                Structure and Function Test

                Cell Analogy Project

                Body Systems Project

                        Benchmark 3

        4th Marking Period

                Inheritance and Variation of Traits TEst

                Organization of Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms Test

                        Benchmark 4

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