Seventh grade science is where students really need to put on their thinking caps and understand the subjects on a deeper level. Learning science concepts can be easy and fun for seventh grade science students when they study their science vocabulary words by playing interactive online games. Students who learn the vocabulary that accompanies a specific subject are more likely to comprehend and excel in that subject. The study of science vocabulary for the seventh grade science curriculum is no exception.
VocabularySpellingCity provides extensive middle school science word lists, allowing students to study and review the most common seventh grade science words assigned by teachers. By using interactive and engaging science games, seventh grade students can master word meanings and use online testing to assess their learning and get immediate feedback.
Seven categories are covered, both at a glance (see “Summary Lists” below) and in depth: Scientific Inquiry, Matter, Energy, Motion, Space, Earth, and Life Science. Learning to use and understand vocabulary words from these science areas at the seventh grade level helps students as they advance to eighth grade science and beyond.
The games and activities are an engaging way to complement the middle school science core curriculum. Students can access these targeted science vocabulary lists below to see just how much fun learning science concepts can really be!
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7th Grade Science Vocabulary
Words at a Glance
7th Grade Scientific Inquiry
History: binary code, digital, ethics, ethics in science, forensic science, law, skepticism, society, technology, theory
Processes: control group, controlled experiment, dependent variable, experimental group, independent variable, informed consent, qualitative, quantitative, scientific processes, variable
7th Grade Matter
The Changes in Matter: catalyst, chemical equation, chemical reaction, concentration, entropy, fusion, mixture, precipitate, reactant, product, pH, indicator, chemical formula, molecule, acid, desalination, base, chemical bond, combustion, matter, compound, covalent bond, element, fluid, half-life, inhibitor, isotope, plasma, salinity, ionic bond
The Properties of Matter: atomic number, chemical bond, conductor, entropy, gravity, inhibitor, isotope, periodic, precipitate, reactant, atomic mass, chemical equation, compound, conservation of mass, fluid, half-life, insulator, mass number, product, relative age, atomic mass unit, catalyst, chemical formula, concentration, covalent bond, element, ionic bond, meniscus, proton, salinity
7th Grade Energy
Electrical Circuits: alternating current, direct current, efficiency, electric current, induction, neutral, parallel circuit, insulator, watt, power, Ohm's law, ampere, kilowatt, resistance, resistor, series circuit, short circuit, transformer, volt
Electricity: voltage, electric charge, electric field, electric force, electric potential, electric power, sensor, static charge, static electricity, circuit
Energy Types & Processes: conduction, convection, electromagnetic radiation, hydroelectric, energy, hydrogen fuel cell, law of electric charges, nuclear fission
Heat Energy: sensor, wavelength, conduction, convection, absolute zero, calorie, endothermic, exothermic, joule, F
Light Energy: sensor, amplitude , crest , diffraction, prism, reflection, refraction, spectrum, trough, wavelength
Sound Energy: amplitude, crest , longitudinal wave, trough, wavelength, diffraction, doppler effect, interference, vibration
7th Grade Motion
Force: acceleration, buoyant force, inertia, lever, magnetic domain, mechanical advantage, parallax, speed, wedge, work, air resistance, electromagnetism, joule, machine, magnetic field, momentum, pulley, simple machines, velocity, wheel and axle
7th Grade Space Science
The Earth in Space: asteroid, constellation, ellipse, galaxy, light year, meteorite, revolution, solstice, spring tide, lunar eclipse, axis of rotation, solar eclipse, equinox, impact crater, meteor, neap tide, satellite, lunar cycle, terrestrial planet
The Universe: asteroid, big bang, comet, corona, gas giant, light year, meteor, nebula, penumbra, universe, astronomical unit, black hole, constellation, galaxy, impact crater, main sequence, meteorite, neutron star, solar wind, umbra
7th Grade Earth Science
Geologic Landforms: alluvial fan, barrier island, contour interval, contour line, delta, divide, drainage basin, glacier , moraine, floodplain
Groundwater: drainage basin, aquifer, artesian well, groundwater, impermeable, permeability, permeable, renewable resource, water table
History of the Earth: abrasion, absolute age, atmospheric pressure, convection, erosion, geologic time scale, geothermal energy, glacier, hydrothermal vent, index fossil, magnetic field, volcanism, moraine, continental drift, Pangaea, continental shelf, soil profile, Big Bang Theory, soil horizon, tectonics
Inside the Earth: volcanism, convection, crust, geothermal energy, hydrothermal vent, igneous , metamorphic, minerals, rock cycle, tectonics
Studies in Earth Structures: volcanism, geologic time scale, tectonics, phenomenon, absolute age, uniformitarianism, geologist
The Atmosphere: acid rain, atmospheric pressure, barometer, climate , El Niño, greenhouse effect, hurricane, ozone, isobar, jet stream, air mass, atmosphere , global winds,, high-pressure system, infrared radiation, low-pressure system, meteorologist, microclimate. ozone, smog
The Geosphere: altitude, Coriolis effect, deposition, geosphere, hydrothermal vent, nonrenewable resource, latitude, permeability, permeable, seismic wave
The Hydrosphere: floodplain, glacier , groundwater, humidity, hydrosphere, aquifer, dew point, water table, relative humidity, saturation
The Ocean: continental shelf, down welling, intertidal zone, longshore current, longshore drift, rip current, tidal range, upwelling, turnover, estuary
The Soil: humus, index fossil, sedimentary,, soil horizon, soil profile, peat, soil, cast
Weathering: erosion, abrasion, chemical weathering, deposition, desertification, exfoliation, loess, mass wasting, mechanical weathering, weathering
7th Grade Life Science
Cell Biology: asexual reproduction, cellular respiration, osmosis, prokaryote, RNA, chromosome, cell organelles, eukaryote, DNA, sex chromosome, prokaryotic cell, eukaryotic
Cell Division: anaphase, metaphase, prophase, cell division, meiosis,, mitosis, telophase
Cell Structure: cytoplasm, nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, cell, organelle, golgi apparatus, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, ribosome, vacuole
Disease: antibody, antigen, virus, pathogen, hormone, immunity, vaccine, immune system
Ecology - Ecosystems & Cycles: carbon cycle, cycles, decomposer , homeostasis , nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis , water cycle, nutrient cycle
Ecology - Microecology: cellular respiration, eukaryote, immunity, infectious disease, osmosis, parasite , pathogen, phytoplankton, prokaryote, virus
Ecology - Natural Selection: carrying capacity, commensalism, competitor, emigration, mutualism , opportunist, predation , speciation, species, biodiversity, dominance, evolution, extinction, mutation, natural selection, population dynamics, probability, recessive, trait, genetic drift
Ecology - Resource Management: aquaculture, biomass, by-catch, eutrophication, genetic engineering, non-point source, point source pollution, pollution, septic system, sewage system
Heredity: DNA, dominance, fertilization, genetic characteristic, genetic engineering, heterozygous, homozygous, probability, punnett square, allele, sex chromosome, dominant trait, gene, genotype, heredity, phenotype, recessive trait, trait, mutation
Human Anatomy - Body Systems: immune system, muscular system , nervous system , skeletal system, circulatory system, digestive system, endocrine system, organ system, respiratory system, urinary system
Human Anatomy - Circulation: artery, blood pressure, capillary, vein, red blood cell, heart, cardiovascular, circulation, atrium, ventricle
Human Anatomy - Muscles: skeletal muscle, smooth muscle, tissue, voluntary muscle, involuntary muscle, cardiac muscle, tendons
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