In the second part of Science 7, students will explore structural changes involving the Earth, ranging from the past to the present. This investigation will include the rock cycle, plate tectonics, and mineral formation. Students will inquire about the history of our universe and what it means to live in an Earth, Moon, and Sun system. Students will examine motion, forces, and various types of energy. Finally, students will examine types of sound and light energy. This course includes online lessons, textbook reading, and the opportunity for hands-on learning through labs.
It is recommended that students successfully complete Science 7 Part 1 or equivalent course work before enrolling in this course.
Unit 1: Essential Content and Skills
uniformitarianism as a principle that explains geologic processes of Earth.
fossils and what they can tell us about the history of Earth.
what a mineral is by examining the five characteristics that all minerals
natural processes that create and shape rocks.
the three different compositional layers of Earth by describing the properties
Wegener’s theory of continental drift by examining evidence he gathered.
where earthquakes happen on Earth and describe their effects.
Unit 2: Essential Content and Skills
the universe by identifying its makeup and structure.
the geocentric model of the solar system and how it differs from the
Newton’s law of universal gravitation and how it relates to the workings of the
the structure of the sun by identifying the layers that make it up.
how the length of a day and year are determined by Earth’s rotation and
how the Earth, moon, and sun affect one another and form a system in space.
electromagnetic radiation by analyzing parts of the electromagnetic spectrum.
Unit 3: Essential Content and Skills
average speed by understanding relationships between position, distance, time,
force and identify different kinds of force.
and define Newton’s three laws of motion.
the scientific definition of work and apply the formula for work.
electric charge in atoms by describing the charges of protons, neutrons, and
electric force and static electricity to explain how objects can gain or lose
charge and attract and repel other objects.
the differences between series circuits and parallel circuits.
Unit 4: Essential Content and Skills
waves and identify mechanical and electromagnetic waves.
how humans hear sound by examining the workings of the human ear.
electromagnetic waves by describing the energy of charged particles, radiation,
and visible light.
how light interacts with various materials through transmission, absorption,
how people see objects in different colors through the reflection and
absorption of light.
concave and convex mirrors and their uses.
how light transfers information through lasers, optical fibers, satellites, and
- Science Fusion: Cells and Heredity
- Science Fusion: The Diversity
of Living Things (textbook)
- Science Fusion: The Dynamic
- Science Fusion: Earth's Water
and Atmosphere (textbook)
- Science Fusion: Space Science (textbook)
- Science Fusion: Matter and
- Science Fusion: Motion, Forces,
and Energy (textbook)
- Science Fusion: Sound and Light
as an iText course