Year 7 Science

Course and Assessment Overview 2019

Week Content Assessments

Term 1

1

Science toolkit –Safety

1.1 (pages 2–3)

1.2 (pages 4–5)

1.3 (pages 6–7)

 
2

Science toolkit – Observations

1.4 (pages 8–9)

1.5 (pages 10–13)

1.6 (pages 14–15)

 
3

Science toolkit –Fair tests, Reports

1.7 (pages 16–17)

1. 8 (pages 18–21)

1.9 (pages 22–23)

 
4

Science reports

Experiment 2.2

 
5

Mixtures- Types of mixture

1.10 (pages 24–25)

2.1 (pages 30–31)

Lab report –

Experiment 2.2

10%

6

Mixtures –Solutions

2.2 (pages 32–33)

2.3 (pages 34–35)

 
7

Mixtures –Separation

2.4 (pages 36–37)

2.5 (pages 38–39)

Lab test Separating a mixture –

15%

8

Mixtures –Waste water

2.6 (pages 40–41)

2.7 (pages 42–43)

 
9

Water – Water cycle

3.1 (pages 48–49)

3.2 (pages 50–51)

3.3 (pages 52–53)

TEST

Chapter 1 and 2 – Lab skills, mixtures

20%

10

Water – Human impact on water cycle

3.4 (pages 54–55)

3.5 (pages 56–57)

Experiment 3.2 (p185)

 

Term 2

1

Resources – Types

4.1 (pages 62–63

4.2 (pages 64–65)

Challenge 4.2 (p186-7)

Lab Report –Experiment 3.2

15%

2

Resources – Renewable and non-renewable

4.3 (pages 66–67)

Experiment 4.4B (p190)

4.4 (pages 68–69)

4.5 (pages 70–71)

 
3

Resources – Managing resources

4.6 (pages 72–73)

4.7 (pages 74–75)

 
4

Classification – Organisation of living things and Dichotomous keys

5.1 (pages 80–81)

5.2 (pages 82–83)

5.3 (pages 84-85)

TEST –

Chapter 3 & 4

Water and other Resources

20%

5

Classification –Kingdoms

5.4 (pages 86-87)

5.5 (pages 88-89)

 
6

Classification –Invertebrates and Vertebrates

5.6 (pages 90-91)

5.7 (pages 92-93)

Lab book due

5%

7 Exam revision  
8 Exam week

EXAM

15%

SEMESTER TOTAL: 100%

9

Classification – Plants

5.8 (pages 94-95)

5.9 (pages 96-97)

 
10 Classification – Marine animals

Lab report

Experiment 5.6 Marine animal dissection

10%

Term 3

1

Interactions – Organisms all connected

6.1 (pages 102–103)

6.2 (pages 104–105)

 
2

Interactions – Food webs and Habitat destruction

6.3 (pages 106–107)

6.4 (pages 108–209)

 
3

Interactions – Studying ecosystems

6.5 (pages 110–111)

6.6 (pages 112–113)

 
4

Forces – Push, pull, twist

6.7 (pages 114–115)

7.1 (pages 120–121)

Test –

 Chapter 5 & 6

classification and Organism interactions

15%

5

Forces – Balanced/unbalanced and Contact/non-contact

7.2 (pages 122–123)

7.3 (pages 124–125)

 
6

Forces – Magnets and Electrostatic forces

7.4 (pages 126–127)

7.5 (pages 128–129)

 
7

Forces – Friction and Decreasing work

7.6 (pages 130–131)

7.7 (pages 132–133)

Investigation

Experiment 7.6

15%

8

Forces – Pulley And machines

7.8 (pages 134–135)

7.9 (pages 136–137)

 
9

Forces – Forces in Sport

7.10 (pages 138–139)

Experiment 7.9 (p 208)

Test – Chapter 7

Forces

15%

Term 4

1

Gravity – Earth and Solar system

8.1 (pages 144–145)

8.2 (pages 146–147)

 
2

Gravity – Moon and microgravity

8.3 (pages 148–149)

8.4 (pages 150–151)

Assignment

Skills lab 8.1

5%

3

Earth, sun, moon – Interactions and light

9.1 (pages 156–157)

9.2 (pages 158–159)

 
4

Earth, sun, moon – Seasons, Astronomers

9.3 (pages 160–161)

9.4 (pages 162–163)

Test – Chapter 8 and 9

Earth, space, sun, moon, gravity

20%

5

Review (pages 116–118)

Review (pages 140–142)

Lab book due

5%

6

Review (pages 152–154)

Review (pages 164–166)

 
7 Exams  
8 Exams

Exam –

Semester 2

15%

SEMESTER TOTAL: 100%

This document is subject to revision.

The Year 7 Syllabus for Science can be found on the SCSA website.

http://www.scsa.wa.edu.au/