In Science, students explore and investigate big questions related to the world around them. When students learn through the lens of science, they move beyond factual recall and develop the science-related attitudes, skills and knowledge needed to solve problems and make decisions. Students become lifelong learners through maintaining their sense of wonder about the world around them.
They explore, investigate and find out how things work in order to answer questions and satisfy their curiosities. Learning about science provides a framework for students to deepen their understanding and interpret the world around them. At each grade level, students explore topics related to: change; energy; matter; systems; interactions/relationships; forces; and diversity.
How do things fly? Designing, building and testing flying objects in teams helps Grade 6 students develop as scientists. In Grade 6, students also learn about the night sky, planets, forests and trees. They will sharpen their skills in observing and interpreting what they see by investigating evidence of human and animal activity.
Live Dome Show: “Space Next” at Telus Spark this April.
The major focus for grade seven Science is learning how energy, matter, and forces shape the world around us. Students will investigate the scientific processes at work in the natural world through several topics of study including: Planet Earth; Heat & Temperature; Structures & Forces; Plants for Food and Fibre; and Interactions within Ecosystems.
From machines that use energy, to the transport of solutions, to the functioning of the eye, your student will see first-hand how science affects their daily life. They will investigate the structure of living things, from the smallest cells to the more complex systems in the human body. Your student will also examine the interactions among water, land and climate to better understand the distribution and health of living things, and they’ll learn to appreciate how the knowledge and skills they are applying in class have led to advances in medical and mechanical technologies.
Your student will begin to unravel the significance of DNA in genetics—including its role in determining traits like hair colour—and they’ll identify the scientific and technological advancements that led to human exploration of the moon and beyond! They will be energized as they problem-solve and experiment with electricity and evaluate the benefits and impacts of energy use. Your student will continue to develop as a scientist as they conduct and analyze chemical reactions and apply their understanding of chemistry to the world around them.