7th Grade Life Science Curriculum

7th Grade Life Science Curriculum 

Trimester: 1

 

Unit Of Study:

Key Concepts:

Estimated Time:

·      Chapter 1: Exploring and Classifying Life

-       What is science?

-       Living Things

-       Where does life come from?

-       How are living things classified?

2 weeks

·      Chapter 2: Cells

·      Chapter 3: Cell Processes

·      Chapter 4: Cell Reproduction

-       Cell Structure

-       Viruses

-       Cell Division and Mitosis

-       Sexual Reproduction and Meiosis

-       DNA

4 weeks

·      Chapter 5: Heredity

-       Genetics

-       Genetics Since Mendel

-       Advances in Genetics

3 weeks

·      Chapter 6: Adaptations over Time

-       Ideas About Evolution

-       Clues About Evolution

-       The Evolution of Primates

3 weeks

Trimester: 2

 

Unit Of Study:

Key Concepts:

Estimated Time:

·      Chapter 7: Bacteria

·      Chapter 8: Protists and Fungi

-       What are bacteria?

-       Bacteria in Your Life

-       Protists

-       Fungi

3 weeks

·      Chapter 9: Plants

·      Chapter 10: Plant Reproduction

·      Chapter 11: Plant Processes

-       An Overview of Plants

-       Seedless Plants

-       Seed Plants

-       Introduction to Plant Reproduction

-       Seedless Reproduction

-       Seed Reproduction

-       Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration

-       Plant Responses

4 weeks

·      Chapter 12: Introduction to Animals

·      Chapter 14: Fish, Amphibians, and Reptiles

·      Chapter 15:Birds and Mammals

·      Chapter 16: Animal Behavior

-       Is it an animal?

-       Fish

-       Amphibians

-       Reptiles

-       Birds

-       Mammals

-       Types of behavior

-       Behavioral Interactions

5 weeks

Trimester: 3

 

Unit Of Study:

Key Concepts:

Estimated Time:

·      Chapter 17: Structure and Movement

·      Chapter 18: Nutrients and Digestion

·      Chapter 19: Circulation

·      Chapter 20: Respiration and Excretion

·      Chapter 21: Control and Coordination

·      Chapter 22: Regulation and and Reproduction

·      Chapter 23: Immunity and Disease

The Human Body and its systems

11 weeks