Science in Grade 7

Essential Questions

How can we describe the distribution of the major components of the solar system (sun, planets, asteroid belt, etc.) in terms of both relative position and actual distance?

How do we explain the difference between rotation and revolution, and describe the periods of each for the eight currently recognized planets and Pluto?


Units of Study

Plate Tectonics

The Rock Cycle

Water Cycle

Physical and Chemical Changes

Solar Energy, Wind and Water Conditions

Climate and Extreme Weather Conditions

Interactions Between Life and Earth

Human Impact on Earth Systems

Cell Energy



Cell Respiration