Life Science 7
In this course, students are introduced to the fundamental concepts of biology. Students build a more complex understanding of biological cycles, patterns, and relationships. The nature, composition, and processes of life are explored. Major concepts include the organization of cells, the application of genetics, the analysis of ecological concepts, and the classification of living things. Throughout this course, students will use inquiry skills which include organization and mathematical analysis of data, manipulation of variables, and identification of sources of error involved in scientific investigations.
At the conclusion of eighth grade, science students will take the Virginia Standards of Learning Assessment which will cover 6th, 7th, and 8th grade science SOLs.