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Science web page
A summary of science units covered in 7th grade is given below. For a complete description of the middle school science curriculum go to the District 196 home page.
The Nature of Science and Engineering - Scientific method, controlled experiments, appropriate use of procedures, tools, measurements, graphs, and mathematical analyses.
Matter - The periodic table, atoms, elements, molecules and compounds, chemical equations.
Structure and Function of Living Systems - Functions of cells and cell division, microorganisms, infections and disease, plant vs. animal cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems, vaccines and the immune system.
Ecology - Populations, communities, and organism relationships, photosynthesis, food webs chains and pyramids, energy and matter transfer in ecosystems, human impact.
Genetics - Chromosomes, genes, recessive and dominant traits, genetic variation, cell division, asexual reproduction, classification, biodiversity, genetic variation, extinction. Adaptations and extinction. Fossil record and lifeforms.
Human Body Systems - Organ systems, functions of specialized cells, organization.