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03158 Life Science 7

Life Science 7 emphasizes studying change, life cycles, patterns, and relationships. Students gain an understanding of these principles through the study of cellular organization; the classification of organisms; the relationship among organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems; and change due to the transmission of genetic information from generation to generation. Students will continue to build scientific reasoning, logic, and an understanding of the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations, manipulating variables, and identifying sources of experimental error.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Life Science.


  • Science 6 (required)

Course Texts and Materials

  • All resources are provided within the course.

Terms Offered

Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.

  • 03158 Life Science 7 Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
  • 03158 Life Science 7 Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)

Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.

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