In my state, California, 7th grade Science standards are:
8th grade Science standards are:
My children older two are in 7th grade this year and have done a little of both grades this year.
I'm using Mr. Q's Advanced Chemistry for science for 7th grade. It's pretty much kitchen science because all the labs are cooking.
I think Apologia has a middle school "general science" that covers all of those fields?
On that note, in most public schools science is still integrated in middle school, so a general science may be a good idea. If you are going for "depth" over "breadth", you could do a rotation of life science, earth science, and physical science (one field per year).
What did he take last year?
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Thank you all for the advice. I will definetly start looking into everything!
i used the apologia books with all the kids no matter what age, 5-15, those are greaat books! right now the 15s are using the general science book,
heres an idea from one scope and sequence what 7th graders might learn
* Scientific classification* The cell* Heredity and genetics* Effects of weather and climate* Properties and uses of water* Atmosphere* Air pressure* Rocks, soil, and minerals * Ecology and environment* Conservation* Heat and temperature* Laws of motion* Energy* Scientific method* Laboratory techniques and safety
Hi! Welcome! :)
Here is a link to a general core standard that a 7th grade student should know.
I usually have the standards and Scope and Sequence for each grade printed out. You can get them through a google search.
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