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 and heredity
  • Evolution and genetic variation
  • Classification
  • Ecology

Grade Seven Life Science Standards of Learning Assessment

Full implementation of the 2018 Standards of Learning (SOL) begins with the 2022-23 academic year. State testing of the 2018 SOL starts in spring 2023. To access the 2018 Science SOL, please visit the Virginia Department of Education Science Standards of Learning website.