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7th Grade Science - Help!!!!!

Posted by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:11 PM
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I've decided on Aplogia Science next year for my ds who will be 7th grade. What exactly should be taught at this level? Weather? Earth? Physical? More of Biology? Any help will be greatly appreciated!
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Knightquester
by on Mar. 7, 2013 at 9:32 PM

In my state, California, 7th grade Science standards are:

http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/teachers/content/7th.htm

8th grade Science standards are:

http://scorescience.humboldt.k12.ca.us/fast/teachers/content/8th.htm

My children older two are in 7th grade this year and have done a little of both grades this year.

Silverkitty
by Bronze Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:32 PM

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.

AutymsMommy
by Silver Member on Mar. 7, 2013 at 10:39 PM

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).

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Walnutgrovefarm
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Thank you all for the advice. I will definetly start looking into everything!

oredeb
by on Mar. 8, 2013 at 10:56 AM

 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

Science

* 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

kirbymom
by Sonja on Mar. 8, 2013 at 4:35 PM

Hi! Welcome!  :)  

Here is a link to a general core standard that a 7th grade student should know. 

http://www.soqueldo.santacruz.k12.ca.us/Standards/SeventhGradeStandards.html


KickButtMama
by Shannon on Mar. 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM

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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