Year 7 Science

Year 7 Science

Course Description

In Year 7, students explore the diversity of life on Earth and continue to develop their understanding of the role of classification in ordering and organising information. They use and develop models such as food chains, food webs and the water cycle to represent and analyse the flow of energy and matter through ecosystems and explore the impact of changing components within these systems.

They consider the interaction between multiple forces when explaining changes in an object’s motion. They explore the notion of renewable and non-renewable resources and consider how this classification depends on the timescale considered. They investigate relationships in the Earth-sun-moon system and use models to predict and explain events.

Students make accurate measurements and control variables to analyse relationships between system components. They explore and explain these relationships through appropriate representations and consider the role of science in decision-making processes.

Topics from Learning Assessment Plan

In science students focus on a number of unique headings which develop their broader understanding of these three concepts: Science Understanding, Science as a human endeavour and science inquiry skills.

The units covered include:

  • Classify living things
  • Ecosystems
  • Separating mixtures
  • Water
  • Physics
  • Earth sciences

Assessment and Rationale

Assessments in Science are broad and focus on a collection of evidence across the school year. Assessments include:

  • Stile online education
  • Practical Reports
  • Development of a water filtration device
  • Research Task and Exhibition
  • Alaysis
  • Short Answer response tasks
Science subject flowchart

Science: what is it for?

Watch the video below for further insight, and to find out precisely why Science is such an important part of the curriculum.