Outcome Chart - British Columbia - Science 7

This outcome chart contains media-related learning outcomes from the British Columbia, Grade 7 Science curriculum, with links to supporting resources on the MediaSmarts site.

Curricular Competencies

Students are expected to be able to do the following:

Questioning and predicting

  • Demonstrate a sustained curiosity about a scientific topic or problem of personal interest
  • Make observations aimed at identifying their own questions about the natural world
  • Identify a question to answer or a problem to solve through scientific inquiry
  • Formulate alternative “If…then…” hypotheses based on their questions
  • Make predictions about the findings of their inquiry

Planning and conducting

  • Collaboratively plan a range of investigation types, including field work and experiments, to answer their questions or solve problems they have identified
  • Measure and control variables (dependent and independent) through fair tests
  • Observe, measure, and record data (qualitative and quantitative), using equipment, including digital technologies, with accuracy and precision

Processing and analyzing data and information

  • Experience and interpret the local environment
  • Construct and use a range of methods to represent patterns or relationships in data, including tables, graphs, keys, models, and digital technologies as appropriate
  • Seek patterns and connections in data from their own investigations and secondary sources
  • Use scientific understandings to identify relationships and draw conclusions


  • Reflect on their investigation methods, including the adequacy of controls on variables (dependent and independent) and the quality of the data collected
  • Identify possible sources of error and suggest improvements to their investigation methods
  • Demonstrate an awareness of assumptions and bias in their own work and secondary sources
  • Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of evidence (qualitative and quantitative)
  • Exercise a healthy, informed skepticism and use scientific knowledge and findings from their own investigations to evaluate claims in secondary sources
  • Consider social, ethical, and environmental implications of the findings from their own and others’ investigations

Applying and innovating

  • Contribute to care for self, others, school, and neighbourhood through personal or collaborative approaches
  • Generate and introduce new or refined ideas when problem solving


  • Communicate ideas, findings, and solutions to problems, using scientific language, representations, and digital technologies as appropriate
  • Express and reflect on personal or shared experiences of place

MediaSmarts Resources