Course Syllabus

syllabus 7th grade science a

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Course Description

Science 7A takes an integrative approach to teach science by using crosscutting concepts that link all branches of science. The concepts include patterns; cause and effect; scale, proportion, and quantity; systems and system models; energy and matter; structure and function; and stability and change.  Students will explore life science, physical science, and earth science concepts together.  This course will focus on the structure of matter, the cycling of energy and matter, and the formation of Earth's structures. Throughout all lessons, there will be an emphasis on scientific processes and engineering design.

Required Materials

Lesson Activity Materials Needed
Lesson 1 Build a Flashlight (Optional) 2 C or D cell batteries
flashlight bulb
brads
paper clips
paper cup
wire
cardboard tube
tape
Lesson 1 Building Bridges Sheets of paper or construction paper
Two thick books or two small boxes
30 or more pennies (or similar sized coin)
Tape
Ruler
Lesson 2 What is a Compound? Salt, zinc oxide, chalk, baking soda, silk cloth, rusty nail, aspartame, sandpaper
Lesson 3 Periodic Table CER Periodic table of elements
Lesson 6 Create a Map Paper, pencil, ruler, tape measure
Lesson 6 Think About It orange, marker
Lesson 6 Real Life Science Play-Doh or modeling clay, straw or pencil, knife or string, pencil, paper
Lesson 7 Exploring Density Jar or plastic container with a lid, small pebbles, soil, water, iron nuts or bolts
Lesson 7 Modeling Convection in Mantle Large container or beaker, small container or beaker, food coloring, aluminum foil, rubber band, pieces of paper, hot water, cold water
Lesson 7 Make a Scale Model Butcher paper (90 cm x 90 cm), ruler, pencil, markers
Lesson 8 Comparing Crystals Table salt
Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate)
Magnifying lens
Lesson 8 Modeling the Rock Cycle Crayons, hot water, tweezers or small tongs, plastic knives
Lesson 9 Real Life Science Sugar cubes, jar with a lid, water, 2 pieces of chalk, vinegar, 2 cups
Lesson 9 Modeling Erosion Dirt, small gravel, sand, baking dish or pan, book, pencil, water, paper cups

Exams

The Midterm Exam is over Lessons 1-5.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is proctored. Your proctor or teacher will enter the access code for you to begin your exam. When you begin, you will have 2 hours.

During the exam you are NOT allowed to navigate away from this exam page or use any other resources to assist you in the exam unless otherwise specified on this exam page.* 

Your exam is 50 questions, 2 points each; Choose the one best answer. 

 *As a reminder from your syllabus, not complying with the rules of the exam may result in an exam score of zero. Refer to Academic Integrity policy in your syllabus for more information.

The Final Exam is over Lessons 6-10.

 Note: Before taking this exam, complete the study guide, located in the course modules. Also refer to Skill Group 10 in our Student Study Skills and Resources library.

This exam is proctored. Your proctor or teacher will enter the access code for you to begin your exam. When you begin, you will have 2 hours.

During the exam you are NOT allowed to navigate away from this exam page or use any other resources to assist you in the exam unless otherwise specified on this exam page.* 

Your exam is 50 questions, 2 points each; Choose the one best answer. 

*As a reminder from your syllabus, not complying with the rules of the exam may result in an exam score of zero. Refer to Academic Integrity policy in your syllabus for more information.

You do not need any extra materials with you to complete the midterm or final exams.

 

Grades

Your final grade will be based on the number of points you earn on assignments and exams.

The following grading scale applies only to students who meet this standard:

 

Grading Scale
Grade Percentage
A 90–100
B 80–89
C 70–79
D 60–69
F 0–59

After completing the course, unofficial transcripts will be available in the Tiger Portal. See this page for information on requesting official transcripts. 

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