Grade 7 Science
The following goals for Canadian science education are addressed through the Alberta science program. Science education will:
We will do this by exploring the outcomes set forth in the Program of Studies over the course of the year.
Resources will include a Science Focus 7 Textbook and 5 teacher created workbooks handout at the beginning of every unit.
Student Performance Assessment
Students will be assessed using a number of methods, both formative and summative. Many in-class activities are designated formative, such as worksheets, discussions, assignments, etc., which help the student and the teacher to aid in instruction and to determine progress. While formative assessments will be assessed, normally using the general rubric, the mark from these assessments will not be counted in the final grade on the report card.
Each unit will also feature a number of summative strategies, which may include tests, projects, portfolio specimens and presentations. These marks, along with the final exam in June will make up the final report card mark. Marks will be determined on a running format.
For more information on the grading process, please see the Assessment Policy.
For specifics about the assessments used in each unit, please see the individual unit plans.
Formative Assessments – 0%
Summative Assessments – 85%
Final Exam – 15%
Unit 1 Introductions and Ecosystems
Unit 3 Heat and Temperature
Unit 5 Planet Earth
Unit 4 Structures and Forces
Unit 2 Plants for Food and Fibre
Student Success - Whatever It Takes!!