Enroll in Science 7 with Dolphin STEM Academy
Science is the study of the natural world. It relies on investigations and evidence to
describe the natural events that occur around us. Science 7A discusses the major life
processes of organisms, including nutrition, growth and development, and reproduction.
In the first unit, you’ll explore the cell as the structural and functional unit of life. The
second unit covers the growth, development, and modes of reproduction in different
plants and animals. In the third unit, you’ll learn about sensory receptors,
photosynthesis, and cycles of energy transfer that occur in nature.
By the end of this course, you will be able to do the following:
Use the steps of the scientific method to plan a life science investigation.
Use evidence to explain that living things are made up of cells, and create a model
that shows cellular organelles.
Conduct an investigation of cells, and use evidence to argue that the human body is
made up of tissues, organs, and systems.
Research a vaccine, and present a sound argument about its value to public health.
Develop models to describe the similarities and differences between the two types of reproduction.
Perform an experiment, and use the results to predict whether a cabbage plant will
be genetically identical or different from its parents.
Develop an argument that explains how animal behaviors and special plant
structures affect an organism’s chances for reproduction.
Create a Venn diagram to compare the characteristics of different types of organisms.
Gather and use information to explain that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by
sending messages to the brain.
Monitor your food intake, and draw conclusions about your diet compared with the
recommendations for people your age.
Explain the role of photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy.
Develop a model that shows how organisms use food to create energy for growth and development.
Plan an investigation that answers a scientific question about the growth needs of yeast.
Use life cycle models to compare and contrast the growth and development of different organisms.