• 7th Grade Life Science
    Lessons Covered and Process Standards:
    1st Quarter:
    Observe and Measure:
    P1.1: Changes: Identify qualtitative and/or changes given conditions such as temperature, mass, volume, time, position and length before, during and after and event.
    P1.2: Measurement and tools: Use appropriate tools such as metic ruler, graduated cylinder, thermometer, balances, spring scales and stopwatches when measuring objects, organisms and/or events.
    P1.3: SI Units: Use appropriate System International (SI) units such as grams, meters, liters, degrees Celsius and seconds and SI prefixes such as micro, milli, centi and kilo when measuring objects, organsims and/or events.
    P2.1: Classification Keys: Use observable properties to place an object, organism and/or events into a classification system.
    P2.2: Properties for Classification: Identify properties by which a set of objects, organisms and/or events could be ordered.
    P3.1: Scientific Inquiry: Ask questions about the world and design of a  scientific investigation.
    P3.2: Evaluate Scientific Evaluation: Evaluate the design of a specific investigation.
    P3.3: Variables and Controls: Identify variables and/or controls in an experimental setup: independent (tested/experimental) variable and dependent (measured) variable.
    P3.4: Hypothesis: Identify a testable hypothesis for an experiment.
    P3.5: Design and Conduct Experiments.
    Interpret and Communicate:
    P4.1: Report Data: Report data in an appropriate method when given an experimental procedure or data.
    P4.2: Interpret Data: Interpret data tables, line, bar, trend and/or circle graphs.
    P4.3: Evaluate Data: Evaluate date to develop reasonable explanations and/or predictions. 
    P4.4: Accept or Reject Hypothesis: Accept or reject hypothesis when given results of an investigation.
    P4.5: Communicate: Communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
    P5.1: Observation: Use systematic observations, make accurate measurements and identify and control variables.
    P5.2: Technology: Use technology to gather data and analyze results of investigations.
    P5.3: Conclude: Review data, summerize data, and form logical conclusions.
    P5.4: Explanations: Formulate and evaluate explanations proposed by examining and comparing evedience, pointing out statements that go beyond evedience and suggesting alternative explanations.
    Physical Changes:
    C1.1: Physical Properties and Changes: Matter has physical properties than can be measured such as mass, volume, temperature, color, texture and density.  Physical changes of a substance do not alter the chemical nature of a substance such as phase changes of water and/or sanding wood.
    Mixture and Solutions:
    C1.2: Mixtures: A mixture of substances often can be separated into the orginal substance using one or more of the physical properties:
    2nd Quarter:
    C2.2: Specialized Structures: Specialized structures perform specific functions at all levels of complexity such as leaves on trees and wings on birds.
    Specialized Structures:
    C3.2: Reproduction: Reproduction is essential for species survival.  Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely to survive and produce offspring.
    C4.1: Temperature Regulations: Living organisms strive to maintain a constant internal environment such as temperature regulation.
    C4.2: Response to External Stimuli: Living organisms have physical and/or behavioral responses to external stimuli such as hibernation, migration and plant growth.
    Dichotomous Keys:
    C2.2: Previously stated
    3rd Quarter:
    C3.1: Previously stated
    Human Body:
    C2.2: Previously stated
    C3.2: Previously stated
    C4.1: Previously stated
    C4.2: Previously stated
    4th Quarter:
    Solar System:
    C6.1: Solar Systems: Most objects in the solar system are in regulary and predictable motion.  Those motions explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the moon and eclipses.
    Structures of Earth:
    C5.2: Clouds: Clouds, formed by the condenstation of water vapor, affect local weather and climate.
    C5.1: Atmospheric Movement: Global patterns of atmospheric movement influences local weather such as oceans' effect on climate.
    C5.2: Previously stated
    C6.2: Seasons: Seasons result from variations in the amount of the sun's energy hitting the surface, due to the tilt of the earth's rotation on its axis and the length of the day.
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