Grade Seven Life Science Content and Skills

Grade seven life science  content and skills are based on the Virginia Standards of Learning for Science. In grade seven, students are encouraged to build upon prior knowledge and developed science process skills to analyze science topics with more depth and rigor. Students focus on the topics below.

  • Science Process Skills
  • Photosynthesis
  • Cell Structure and Function
  • Cell Division
  • DNA & Heredity
  • Evolution & Genetic Variation
  • Classification
  • Ecology

 

Grade Seven Life Science Standards of Learning Assessment

Grade seven life science content and skills are included in the Standards of Learning assessment students take at the end of their eighth grade year. 

During the 2020-2021 school year, grade seven students will learn content in  each key topic and practice the science investigative and engineering design skills outlined in the 2018 standards. They will be assessed on the 2018 standards at the end of their eighth grade year. In subsequent years, grade seven students will learn and be assessed on the 2018 standards.

 

The  2018 Science Standards of Learning are located below.