Mrs. Freiburger

7th Grade Science

7th Science I cans

Engineering – NGSS

  1. I can define the criteria and constraints of a design problem with sufficient precision to ensure a successful solution.
  2. I can take into account scientific principles and possible impacts on people and the nature environment that may limit possible solutions.
  3. I can evaluate competing design solutions to determine how well they meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.
  4. I can analyze data from tests identify the best characteristics that can be combined into a new solution to better meet the criteria for success.
  5. I can develop a model to generate data for repetitive testing and modification of a technology such that an optimal design can be achieved.

Nature of Science

  1. I can observe that prior expectations can create bias when conducting a scientific investigation.    7.1.1.1.1
  2. I can judge that when similar investigations give different results, whether or not the differences are significant and if further studies are needed.     7.1.1.1.2
  3. I can generate and refine a variety of scientific questions and match them with appropriate  methods of investigation such as field studies, controlled experiments, review of existing work, and development of models.    7.1.1.2.1
  4. I can plan and conduct a controlled experiment to test a hypothesis about a relationship between two variables.   7.1.1.2.2
  5. I can generate a scientific conclusion from an investigation, distinguishing between results/evidence and conclusions/explanation.    7.1.1.2.3
  6. I can evaluate explanations proposed by others by examining and comparing evidence, identifying faulty reasoning, and suggesting alternative explanations.  7.1.1.2.4
  7. I can use safe procedures, tools, measurements, graphs, and mathematical analyses to describe and investigate natural and designed systems.   7.1.3.4.2
  8. I can describe examples of important contributions to the advancement of science made by individuals representing different groups and cultures at different times in history.     8.1.3.3.1
  9. I can provide examples of how advances in technology have impacted how people live, work and interact.    8.1.3.3.3

 

Intro to Living Things   7.4.3.1.3

  1. I can explain the characteristics of all living things.
  2. I can explain where living things come from.
  3. I can explain what living things need to survive.
  4. I can explain why biologists classify organisms.
  5. I can name and describe the levels of classification.
  6. I can explain how taxonomic keys are useful.
  7. I can explain how organisms are classified into domains and kingdoms.
  8. I can explain how evolution and classification are related.

 

Viruses, Bacteria, Protists, Fungi  7.4.1.2.1    7.4.4.2.1

 

  1. I can describe the characteristics of viruses.
  2. I can explain how viruses interact with the 

living world.

  1. I can explain what bacteria are.
  2. I can describe how bacteria get food, energy

 and reproduce.

  1. I can explain the role of bacteria in nature.
  2. I can describe the characteristic of animal 

like protists.

  1. I can describe the characteristic of plant like

 protists.

  1. I can describe the characteristics of fungus 

like protists.

  1. I can describe the characteristics of fungus.
  2. I can explain the role of fungi in nature.

 

Plants     

5.4.1.1.1  7.4.2.2.1

 

  1. I can describe the characteristics of plants.
  2. I can explain what plants need to successfully live on land.
  3. I can describe the characteristics of a nonvascular plant.
  4. I can describe the characteristics of a seedless vascular plant.
  5. I can explain the characteristics of a seed plant.
  6. I can explain the function of roots, stems, and leaves.
  7. I can explain how seeds become new plants.
  8. I can describe the structures of flowers.
  9. I can explain the stages of a plant life cycle.
  10. I can explain how plants reproduce.
  11. I can describe how stimuli produce responses in plants.
  12. I can explain how plants respond to seasonal change.
  13. I can explain how plants are important to everyday life.

 

Introduction to Animals   7.4.3.2.2     

  1. I can describe the characteristics of an animal.
  2. I can explain how animals are classified.
  3. I can explain how animal bodies are organized.
  4. I can explain how symmetry is related to animal body structure.
  5. I can describe characteristics of invertebrates and how they are classified.
  6. I can describe characteristics of chrodates and vertebrates.
  7. I can explain how vertebrates control body temperature.
  8. I can describe different classifications of vertebrates.

Getting Around   7.4.1.2.1

  1. I can explain what supports different animals’ bodies.
  2. I can explain the role of muscles in different animals.
  3. I can explain the role of the nervous system in different animals.
  4. I can explain how nervous systems differ.
  5. I can explain how animals move.
  6. I can explain adaptations different animals have for movement.

Obtaining Energy   7.4.1.2.1

  1. I can explain how animals obtain food.
  2. I can explain how animals digest food.
  3. I can explain how animals obtain oxygen.
  4. I can explain how animal respiratory systems compare.
  5. I can describe the two types of circulatory systems.
  6. I can explain how vertebrate circulatory systems differ.
  7. I can explain how animals get rid of wastes.

Animal Behavior  7.4.3.1.2

  1. I can explain how animals reproduce.
  2. I can explain how external and internal fertilization differ.
  3. I can explain how embryos develop.
  4. I can explain how young animals develop.
  5. I can explain how some animals care for their young.

Human Body Systems

The Human Body 7.4.1.1.2

  1. I can explain how the body is organized.
  2. I can explain how the body moves.
  3. I can explain which systems move material in your body.
  4. I can explain which systems control body functions.
  5. I can explain how the body stays in balance.

Bones, Muscles, Skin  7.4.1.1.2     7.4.1.1.1

  1. I can explain what the skeleton does.
  2. I can explain the role joints play.
  3. I can explain the characteristics of bones.
  4. I can explain what muscles are in your body.
  5. I can explain how skeletal muscles work.
  6. I can explain the structures and functions of the skin.
  7. I can describe how to keep the skin healthy.

Digestion  7.4.1.1.2     7.4.1.1.1

  1. I can explain why the body needs food.
  2. I can explain what nutrients the body needs.
  3. I can explain how food guidelines help me.
  4. I can explain what food labels tell me.
  5. I can explain the structures and functions of the digestive system.
  6. I can explain the role of the mouth, esophagus, and the stomach.
  7. I can explain the role of the small intestine, liver, and pancreas.
  8. I can explain the function of the large intestine.

Circulation 7.4.1.1.2     7.4.1.1.1

  1. I can describe the structures and functions of the cardiovascular system.
  2. I can describe the role of the heart.
  3. I can show how blood travels through the body.
  4. I can describe the role of blood vessels.
  5. I can explain what causes blood pressure.
  6. I can explain what blood contains.
  7. I can describe how blood transfusions work.
  8. I can describe some cardiovascular diseases and how to prevent them.

Respiration and Excretion 7.4.1.1.2     7.4.1.1.1

  1. I can explain the structures and functions of the respiratory system.
  2. I can describe how I breathe.
  3. I can explain what happens during gas exchange.
  4. I can name the chemicals in tobacco smoke.
  5. I can explain how tobacco smoke affects health.
  6. I can explain the structures and functions of the excretory system.
  7. I can explain how excretion helps to maintain homeostasis.

Fighting Disease   7.4.4.2.1     7.4.4.2.2     7.4.4.2.3     7.4.4.2.4

  1. I can explain how pathogens cause disease.
  2. I can explain how pathogens spread infectious disease.
  3. I can explain how the body defends itself from disease.
  4. I can explain how HIV affects the body, how it spreads, and how it’s treated.
  5. I can explain how you become immune to a disease.
  6. I can explain how an infectious diseases can be treated and prevented.
  7. I can explain how allergies, asthma, and diabetes affect the body.
  8. I can explain what cancer is and how it can be treated.

Nervous System and Endocrine System 7.4.1.1.2     7.4.1.1.1

  1. I can explain the structures and functions of the nervous system.
  2. I can explain what a neuron does.
  3. I can explain how nerve impulses travel.
  4. I can explain the role of the central and peripheral nervous system.
  5. I can describe nervous system injuries.
  6. I can explain how I see and hear.
  7. I can explain how I smell and taste.
  8. I can explain how the sense of touch works.
  9. I can explain how drug abuse and alcohol harm my body.
  10. I can identify some commonly abused drugs.
  11. I can explain the endocrine system structures and functions.
  12. I can explain what controls hormone levels.

Sound and Light

Characteristics of Waves 6.2.3.1.1

  1. I can explain what forms mechanical waves.
  2. I can explain the types of mechanical waves.
  3. I can explain the amplitude, wavelength, frequency and speed of a wave.
  4. I can explain how frequency, wavelength, and speed are related.
  5. I can describe what changes direction of a wave.
  6. I can describe the two types of wave interference.
  7. I can explain how standing waves form.

Sound 6.2.3.1.2

  1. I can explain what sound is.
  2. I can explain what factors affect the speed of sound.
  3. I can explain what affects pitch and loudness.
  4. I can explain what causes the Doppler effect.
  5. I can describe what determines sound quality.

Electromagnetic Waves and Light   6.2.3.2.1

  1. I can explain what makes up an electromagnetic wave.
  2. I can explain how electromagnetic waves behave.
  3. I can compare electromagnetic waves.
  4. I can explain what makes up the electromagnetic spectrum.
  5. I can explain how radio waves transmit information.
  6. I can explain how a cell phone works.
  7. I can explain how satellite communication works.
  8. I can explain what determines color and how colors combine.
  9. I can describe the kinds of reflection and they types of images mirrors produce.
  10. I can explain what causes light rays to bend and the type of image formed by a lens.
  11. I can explain how cameras, telescopes, and microscopes work.

 

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