Gateway Regional High School

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7th Grade Science 


Lisa Eckley


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Course Information

Remind Class Code: text @gk3b3 to 81010 or open web browser and go to

Google Classroom: parents/guardians will be invited to join

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) organisms; (2) genetics; (3) earth; and (4)environment. 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 Benchmark

                Life Jacket Design Project

                Interactions of Matter Benchmark

        2nd Marking period:

                Synthetic Material Research Project

                Chemical Reactions Benchmark

                Reptile Egg Incubator Design

        3rd Marking Period:

                Structure and Function Benchmark

                Cell Analogy Project

                Body Systems Project

        4th Marking Period

                Inheritance and Variation of Traits Benchmark

                Organization of Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms Benchmark

                Geologic Time Scale Project

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Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences