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University Heights Middle School
7th grade ~ Life Science 2011-2012
7th Grade Pacing Guide

Major Topics of Study for theYear 
  • Scientific Method and Investigation
  • Proper use of scientific tools, such as microscope, computers, and balances
  • 3rd Trimester Animal Research Paper
  • Constructing models

Major Topics of Study for theYear 
  • Cell Biology
  • Structure of animal and plant cells
  • Cells divide to make more cells and each cell has a specific job to perform
  • Genetics
  • Structure of DNA
  • Inherited traits from parents

Major Topics of Study for theYear 
  • Evolution
  • Diversity of species developed through a gradual process over many generations
  • Earth and Life History
  • Fossil evidence
  • Major events causing extinctions
  • Earth’s movements over time

Major Topics of Study for theYear 
  • Structure and Function in Living Systems
  • Levels of Organization
  • Flowering Plants
  • Muscular System
  • Skeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Reproductive System
  • Eye
  • Ear

Major Topics of Study for theYear 
  • Physical Principles in Living Systems
  • Visible light
  • Behavior of light
  • How light is detected by the eye

How can you monitor and help your student?
  • Check their planner for Homework assignments
  • Progress reports every 2 weeks
  • Complete their work if they are absent