Gwinnett, GA: 7th Grade

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7SCL: Life Science 7 Connections

7SCL.A: Content

7SCL.A.1: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cell structures interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms

7SCL.A.1.a: construct an explanation of how organelles contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste at a conceptual level

Cell Energy Cycle
Cell Structure

7SCL.A.2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organism

Circulatory System
Digestive System
Paramecium Homeostasis

7SCL.A.3: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring

7SCL.A.3.a: develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation

Inheritance

7SCL.A.3.b: construct an explanation supported by scientific evidence for the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait (i.e., genotypes, phenotypes, dominant and recessive alleles)

Chicken Genetics
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Human Karyotyping
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SCL.A.4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics

7SCL.A.4.a: construct an explanation that describes how genetic variations, adaptations, and environmental factors influence the probability of survival and reproduction of a species

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SCL.A.4.b: construct an argument from evidence on how natural selection leads to changes in specific traits of populations over successive generations

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

7SCL.A.6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments

7SCL.A.6.a: construct an explanation to describe the patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

7SCL.A.6.b: analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for how resource availability, disease, climate, and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Effect of Temperature on Gender
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Pond Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

7SCL.A.6.c: plan and carry out investigations to see how changes in environmental conditions can affect both individuals and ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Rabbit Population by Season

7SCL.A.6.d: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information of how organisms' adaptations allow them to survive in their specific biome

Comparing Climates (Customary)
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SC: Science - 7

7SC.A: Content

7SC.A.1: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cell structures interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms

7SC.A.1.b: develop a model of plant and animal cell including relevant structures (nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplast, lysosome, and mitochondria)

Cell Types

7SC.A.1.b1: construct an explanation for the importance of organelles such as ribosomes, vacuoles, endoplasmic reticulum, and Golgi (Advanced Extension)

Cell Structure

7SC.A.1.c: construct an explanation of how organelles contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste at a conceptual level

Cell Energy Cycle
Cell Structure

7SC.A.1.d: develop and use models to demonstrate life processes including, but not limited to cell transport, mitosis, homeostasis, photosynthesis, and cellular respiration (Advanced Extension)

Cell Division
Diffusion
Homeostasis
Human Homeostasis
Meiosis
Osmosis
Photosynthesis Lab

7SC.A.2: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to construct scientific explanations to describe how cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems interact to maintain the basic needs of organisms

7SC.A.2.b: engage in argumentation from evidence that show understanding of how the functions of the Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune Systems interact with each other to carry out life processes

Circulatory System
Digestive System
Senses

7SC.A.3: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to explain how organisms reproduce either sexually or asexually and transfer genetic information to determine the traits of their offspring

7SC.A.3.a: construct an explanation supported by scientific evidence for the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait (genotypes, phenotypes, dominant and recessive alleles)

Chicken Genetics
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Human Karyotyping
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SC.A.3.b: use mathematics and computational thinking to analyze a monohybrid Punnett square to determine the probability of offspring carrying specific traits

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

7SC.A.3.b1: ask questions to investigate the pattern of inheritance of genetic orders (Advanced Extension)

Microevolution

7SC.A.3.b2: use mathematics and computational thinking to make predictions for future generations (Advanced Extension)

Chicken Genetics
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

7SC.A.3.c: develop and use a model to describe how asexual reproduction can result in offspring with identical genetic information while sexual reproduction results in genetic variation

Inheritance

7SC.A.3.c1: engage in argumentation from evidence on how meiosis leads to genetic variation (Advanced Extension)

Meiosis

7SC.A.3.d: ask questions about and define the problems with the ways humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms through selective breeding

Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

7SC.A.3.d1: engage in argument from evidence about the ethical and scientific implications of genetic engineering (Advanced Extension)

GMOs and the Environment
Genetic Engineering

7SC.A.4: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information from multiple sources to explain the theory of evolution through natural selection of inherited characteristics

7SC.A.4.a: construct an explanation that describes how genetic variations, adaptations, and environmental factors influence the probability of survival and reproduction of a species

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SC.A.4.b: develop and use a model of how natural selection leads to changes in specific traits of populations over successive generations

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Microevolution
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SC.A.4.c: use mathematical representations to evaluate the models of how natural selection leads to changes in specific traits of populations over successive generations

Microevolution
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

7SC.A.4.e: ask questions to gather and synthesize information in reference to artificial selection and the ways in which it is fundamentally different than natural selection

Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

7SC.A.6: obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to examine the interdependence of organisms with one another and their environments

7SC.A.6.a: construct an explanation to describe the patterns of interactions in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems

Carbon Cycle
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

7SC.A.6.b: develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among abiotic and biotic components of an ecosystem

Carbon Cycle

7SC.A.6.c: engage in argument from evidence to demonstrate that resource availability, disease, and climate, and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Effect of Temperature on Gender
Food Chain
Forest Ecosystem
Pond Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

7SC.A.6.c1: ask questions and define problems on the effect of an invasive species on native populations within an ecosystem (Advanced Extension)

Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

7SC.A.6.d: plan and carry out investigations to investigate how changes in environmental conditions can affect both individuals and ecosystems

Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Rabbit Population by Season

7SC.A.6.e: ask questions to gather and synthesize information from multiple sources to differentiate between Earth's major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savanna, temperate forest, desert, grassland, taiga, and tundra) and aquatic ecosystems (i.e. freshwater, estuaries, and marine)

Comparing Climates (Customary)

7SC.A.6.f: construct an explanation of how organisms' adaptations allow them to survive in their specific biome

Comparing Climates (Customary)
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
Natural Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks

Content correlation last revised: 8/15/2018