Grade 7 Science

This multidisciplinary course – a mosaic of ecology, chemistry, physics and engineering – emphasizes practical scientific inquiry, requiring both individual and group experiences. The curriculum encompasses the scientific method (which is integrated throughout the course); environmental issues and interactions within ecosystems; pure substances and mixtures; heat and the environment, structural form and function. This last unit introduces a design-based activity in which students amalgamate their science knowledge, creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities to build and test the strength of a piece of furniture.