Ohio - Science: 7th Grade

  • Academic Content Standards     Adopted: 2003

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below to go to the Gizmo Details page.

1: Earth and Space Sciences

1.C: Describe interactions of matter and energy throughout the lithosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere (e.g., water cycle, weather and pollution).

1.C.1: Explain the biogeochemical cycles which move materials between the lithosphere (land), hydrosphere (water) and atmosphere (air).

Interdependence of Plants and Animals

1.C.3: Describe the water cycle and explain the transfer of energy between the atmosphere and hydrosphere.

Water Cycle

1.C.6: Determine how weather observations and measurements are combined to produce weather maps and that data for a specific location at one point in time can be displayed in a station model.

Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

1.C.7: Read a weather map to interpret local, regional and national weather.

Hurricane Motion
Weather Maps

1.C.9: Describe the connection between the water cycle and weather-related phenomenon (e.g., tornadoes, floods, droughts, hurricanes).

Hurricane Motion
Water Cycle

2: Life Sciences

2.B: Describe the characteristics of an organism in terms of a combination of inherited traits and recognize reproduction as a characteristic of living organisms essential to the continuation of the species.

2.B.8: Investigate the great diversity among organisms.


2.C: Explain how energy entering the ecosystems as sunlight supports the life of organisms through photosynthesis and the transfer of energy through the interactions of organisms and the environment.

2.C.2: Investigate how organisms or populations may interact with one another through symbiotic relationships and how some species have become so adapted to each other that neither could survive without the other (e.g., predator-prey, parasitism, mutualistism, commensalism).

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

2.D: Explain how extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and its adaptive characteristics are insufficient to allow survival (as seen in evidence of the fossil record).

2.D.4: Investigate how overpopulation impacts an ecosystem.

Food Chain
Rabbit Population by Season

3: Physical Sciences

3.A: Relate uses, properties and chemical processes to the behavior and/or arrangement of the small particles that compose matter.

3.A.1: Investigate how matter can change forms but the total amount of matter remains constant.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equation Balancing
Limiting Reactants

3.D: Describe that energy takes many forms, some forms represent kinetic energy and some forms represent potential energy; and during energy transformations the total amount of energy remains constant.

3.D.2: Describe how an object can have potential energy due to its position or chemical composition and can have kinetic energy due to its motion.

Air Track
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Period of a Pendulum
Potential Energy on Shelves
Roller Coaster Physics
Simple Harmonic Motion

3.D.4: Explain how energy can change forms but the total amount of energy remains constant.

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics

Content correlation last revised: 12/3/2009