Annual teaching plan: Grade 7, Term 1

Week

Topic: Units

Description

Time allocation (hours)

1

Topic 1: Unit 1

Topic 1: Unit 2

The biosphere: The concept of the biosphere

The biosphere: Requirements for sustaining life

1,5 hours

1,5 hours

2–3

Topic 2: Unit 1

Biodiversity: Classification of living organisms

4,5 hours

3–4

Topic 2: Unit 2

Biodiversity: Diversity of animals

3 hours

4–5

Topic 2: Unit 3

Biodiversity: Diversity of plants

3 hours

5–6

Topic 3: Unit 1

Sexual reproduction: Sexual reproduction in angiosperms

3,5 hours

6

Practical task

Grow a plant and observe its life cycle

1 hour

7–8

Topic 3: Unit 2

Sexual reproduction: Human reproduction

6 hours

9

Topic 4: Unit 1

Variation: Variation exists within a species

3 hours

10

Revision

 

2 hours

10

TERM 1 PRACTICE TEST

1 hour

Annual teaching plan: Grade 7, Term 2

Week

Topic: Units

Description

Time allocation (hours)

1

Topic 5: Unit 1

Properties of materials: Physical properties of materials

3 hours

2

Topic 5: Unit 1

Properties of materials: Impact on the environment

3 hours

3–4

Topic 6: Unit 1

Topic 6: Unit 2

Mixtures

Methods of physical separation

2 hours

2 hours

4–5

Practical task

Design and explain the best ways to separate a mixture

 

4–5

Topic 6: Unit 3

Sorting and recycling materials

1 hour

2 hours

5–6

Topic 7: Unit 1

Topic 7: Unit 2

Acids, bases and neutrals: Tastes of substances

Acids, bases and neutrals: Properties of acids, bases and neutrals

2 hours

2 hours

7–8

Topic 8: Unit 1

The Periodic Table of Elements: Arrangement of elements in the Periodic Table

3 hours

8–9

Topic 8: Unit 2

The Periodic Table of Elements: Properties of metals, semi-metals and non-metals

3 hours

9

Revision

 

3 hours

10

Term 2 Practice test

 

1 hour

10

PRACTICE EXAM: TERMS 1 AND 2,

MID-YEAR EXAMINATION

2 hours

Annual teaching plan: Grade 7, Term 3

Week

Topic: Units

Description

Time allocation (hours)

1

Topic 9: Unit 1

Topic 9: Unit 2

Sources of energy: Non-renewable sources of energy

Sources of energy: Renewable sources of energy

1,5 hours

1,5 hours

2

Topic 10: Unit 1

Topic 10: Unit 2

Potential and kinetic energy: Potential energy

Potential and kinetic energy: Kinetic energy

1,5 hours

1,5 hours

3

Topic 10: Unit 3

 

Topic 10: Unit 4

Potential and kinetic energy: Potential and kinetic energy in systems

Potential and kinetic energy: The law of conservation of energy

1,5 hours

 

1,5 hours

4

Topic 11: Unit 1

Topic 11: Unit 2

Heat transfer: Heat as a transfer of energy

Heat transfer: Conduction

1,5 hours

1,5 hours

5

Practical task

Investigate heat conduction of various metals

1 hour

 

5

Topic 11: Unit 3

Topic 11: Unit 4

Heat transfer: Convection

Heat transfer: Radiation

1 hour

1 hour

6

Topic 12: Unit 1

Insulation, energy saving and energy transfer to the surroundings: Using insulating materials

3 hours

7

Project

Design an energy-efficient home.

3 hours

8

Topic 12: Unit 2

Insulation, energy saving and energy transfer to the surroundings: Useful and wasted energy

3 hours

9

Topic 13: Unit 1

 

Topic 13: Unit 2

The national electricity supply system: Energy transfers in the national grid

The national electricity supply system: Conserving electricity in the home

1,5 hours

 

1,5 hours

10

Revision

 

3 hours

10

TERM 3 PRACTICE TEST

1 hour

Annual teaching plan: Grade 7, Term 4

Week

Topic: Units

Description

Time allocation (hours)

1–2

Topic 14: Unit 1

Relationship of Sun to Earth: Solar energy and Earth’s seasons

4 hours

2–3

Topic 14: Unit 2

Relationship of Sun to Earth: Solar energy and life on Earth

4 hours

3–4

Topic 14: Unit 3

Relationship of Sun to Earth: Stored solar energy

4 hours

5

Topic 15: Unit 1

 

Topic 15: Unit 2

Relationship of Moon to Earth: Relative positions of the Moon and Earth

Relationship of Moon to Earth: Gravity

1,5 hours

 

1,5 hours

6

Topic 15: Unit 3

Topic 15: Unit 4

 

Relationship of Moon to Earth: Tides

Relationship of Moon to Earth: Tides and ecosystems on the shore

1 hour

1 hour

 

6

Practical task

Use diagrams to write about and explain the effects of the Moon’s gravity on Earth

1 hour

7

Topic 16: Unit 1

Topic 16: Unit 2

Historical development of astronomy: Early indigenous knowledge

Historical development of astronomy: Modern developments

1 hour

 

1 hour

8–9

Revision

 

5 hours

10

PRACTICE EXAM: TERMS 3 AND 4,

END-OF-YEAR EXAMINATION

3 hours