Grade 7

Earth And Space Science

The objective of this course in Grade 7 is to facilitate learning about life science, space science and environmental science.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Concept

  • The learner develops critical and scientific thinking skills.
  • The learner explores how humans have an impact on Earth through millions of years.
  • The learner discovers uniqueness in Earth that is responsible for making life possible.
  • The learner identifies neighbouring galaxies and planets.
  • The learner studies astronomical tools and vocabulary.

Confidence

  • The learner communicates scientific ideas, arguments, and practical experiences accurately in a variety of ways.
  • The learner develops skills of scientific inquiry to design and carry out scientific investigations and evaluate scientific evidence to draw conclusions.
  • The learner suggests improvements to a given method.
  • The learner thinks analytically and critically about the various beliefs, myths and superstition prevailing in the society about evolution and life on Earth.
  • The learner acquires conceptual knowledge to form a perspective.

Clarity

  • The learner incorporates components of life science in everyday life.
  • The learner studies the planet Earth and the extensive solar system structure in which it resides.
  • The learner investigates climate change and the ways in which global warming impacts Earth.
  • The learner understands the idea of sustainable development.
  • The learner analyzes the human impact on nature and its resources.

Application

  • The learner investigates information and result provided.
  • The learner applies the occurrence of the concept in everyday life.
  • The learner draws conclusions supported by scientific explanations and a reasoned interpretation of the analysis of the data.
  • The learner evaluates the method, commenting on its reliability and/or validity.
  • The learner integrates life science, Earth and space science, and physical science while incorporating both engineering and scientific methods.

Innovation

  • The learner formulates a hypothesis and explain it using logical scientific reasoning.
  • The learner studies the different forces which are at work.
  • The learner presents scientific information in a variety of formats, acknowledging sources as appropriate.
  • The learner draws conclusions supported by scientific explanations and a reasoned interpretation of the analysis of the data.
  • The learner constructs models using materials from surroundings and explains various components of universe.

Compassion

  • The learner makes efforts to protect the environment.
  • The learner works effectively as members of a team, collaborating, acknowledging and supporting others.
  • The learner explores how humans have an impact on Earth’s ecosystems and resources.
  • The learner shows concern for the environment.
  • The learner becomes sensitive towards one’s surroundings.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Concept - The learner is able to:

  • study the different forces at work in universe;
  • learn about the various galaxies, suns, planets, stars, etc;
  • investigate evidence of various scientific process happening in their surrounding;
  • reasonpopular myths, belief and superstition regarding universe;
  • be aware about the various discoveries happening in the field of astronomy.

Confidence - The learner is able to:

  • differentiate between planets, stars, asteroids, meteorites, etc
  • communicate thoughts and perceptions effectively;
  • comprehend the effectivity of a method or hypothesis;
  • reflect on prior knowledge and experiences to construct new understanding and apply this new knowledge in other contexts;
  • identify examples of scientific knowledge that have developed as a result of the gradual accumulation of evidence.

Clarity - The learner is able to:

  • draw labelled diagrams and concept maps of various processes;
  • review information to determine its usefulness, using predetermined criteria;
  • recognize the effect and space-eventsin everyday life;
  • explain and apply scientific information to solve problems in familiar and unfamiliar situations;
  • reason superstitions related to the eclipse.

Application - The learner is able to:

  • use renewable solution for their daily requirement;
  • explore ‘if and but’ scenarios;
  • analyze and interpret credibility of an information;
  • observe and describe event in their surrounding w.r.t. Sun;
  • give appropriate examples for explanation.

Innovation - The learner is able to:

  • construct models using materials from surroundings and explains their working;
  • compare and contrast various attributes of various celestial bodies;
  • investigate results explaining patterns in information;
  • create a written plan to answer a specific question;
  • formulate a prediction/hypothesis based on cause and effect relationship.

Compassion - The learner is able to:

  • exhibit values of honesty, objectivity, cooperation, freedom from fear and prejudices;
  • apply one’s learnings of scientific concepts in day-to-day life;
  • appreciate the importance of creativity, accuracy, honesty, and perseverance as scientific and technological habits of mind;
  • exhibit creativity in designing, planning, making use of available resources, etc;
  • sympathize and empathize towards one’s environment.
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