Grade 7

Comprehensive Science 2

Comprehensive Science 2 is the second course in the M/J Comprehensive Science Sequence. In this course, students explore the foundations of science, energy, the Earth and it’s features, Earth’s internal and external structures and how they change, Earth’s history, living things and how they change and interact, genetics and heredity, and organization of the living world. Some of these topics are introduced and serve as a foundation for M/J Comprehensive Science 3, and others are discussed in detail. Students learn through real-world examples and virtually visit six different continents to see science in action all over the world. Students will participate in activities and online laboratory experiences to apply what they have learned.

Major Topics and Concepts

  • What is Science?
  • Scientific Theories
  • Scientific Laws
  • Scientific Method – importance
  • Scientific Method – steps
  • Experiments- variables
  • Metric System• Metric Conversions
  • The Electromagnetic Spectrum
  • Light
  • The Law of Conservation of Energy
  • Energy Transfer and Transformation
  • Sound
  • Thermal Energy
  • Heat Transfer: Convection
  • Formation of rocks
  • Types of rocks
  • The rock cycle
  • Fossils
  • Erosion
  • Weathering
  • The Law of Superimposition
  • Radioactive dating
  • Human Impact on Lands
  • Lands Change over time
  • Human Impacts on Waters
  • Waters change over time
  • Cells
  • DNA
  • Heredity/Punnet Squares
  • Mitosis
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