Next Generation Sunshine State Standards
SC.7.N.1: The Practice of Science
SC.7.N.1.A: Scientific inquiry is a multifaceted activity; The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation.
SC.7.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."
SC.7.N.1.C: Scientific argumentation is a necessary part of scientific inquiry and plays an important role in the generation and validation of scientific knowledge.
SC.7.N.1.D: Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Not only does science require creativity in its methods and processes, but also in its questions and explanations.
SC.7.N.1.1: Define a problem from the seventh grade curriculum, use appropriate reference materials to support scientific understanding, plan and carry out scientific investigation of various types, such as systematic observations or experiments, identify variables, collect and organize data, interpret data in charts, tables, and graphics, analyze information, make predictions, and defend conclusions.
SC.7.N.1.2: Differentiate replication (by others) from repetition (multiple trials).
SC.7.N.1.3: Distinguish between an experiment (which must involve the identification and control of variables) and other forms of scientific investigation and explain that not all scientific knowledge is derived from experimentation.
SC.7.N.1.4: Identify test variables (independent variables) and outcome variables (dependent variables) in an experiment.
SC.7.E.6: Over geologic time, internal and external sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's internal and external energy and material resources.
SC.7.E.6.2: Identify the patterns within the rock cycle and relate them to surface events (weathering and erosion) and sub-surface events (plate tectonics and mountain building).
SC.7.E.6.5: Explore the scientific theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement of Earth's crustal plates causes both slow and rapid changes in Earth's surface, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building.
SC.7.E.6.6: Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.
SC.7.E.6.7: Recognize that heat flow and movement of material within Earth causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and creates mountains and ocean basins.
SC.7.P.10: Forms of Energy
SC.7.P.10.A: Energy is involved in all physical processes and is a unifying concept in many areas of science.
SC.7.P.10.B: Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.
SC.7.P.10.1: Illustrate that the sun's energy arrives as radiation with a wide range of wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and ultraviolet, and that white light is made up of a spectrum of many different colors.
SC.7.P.10.2: Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.
SC.7.P.10.3: Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.
SC.7.P.11: Energy Transfer and Transformations
SC.7.P.11.A: Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.
SC.7.P.11.B: Water and sound waves transfer energy through a material.
SC.7.P.11.D: The Law of Conservation of Energy: Energy is conserved as it transfers from one object to another and from one form to another.
SC.7.P.11.1: Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.
SC.7.P.11.2: Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.
SC.7.L.15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms
SC.7.L.15.C: Natural Selection is a primary mechanism leading to change over time in organisms.
SC.7.L.15.2: Explore the scientific theory of evolution by recognizing and explaining ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms.
SC.7.L.16: Heredity and Reproduction
SC.7.L.16.A: Reproduction is characteristic of living things and is essential for the survival of species.
SC.7.L.16.B: Genetic information is passed from generation to generation by DNA; DNA controls the traits of an organism.
SC.7.L.16.C: Changes in the DNA of an organism can cause changes in traits, and manipulation of DNA in organisms has led to genetically modified organisms.
SC.7.L.16.1: Understand and explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits, that this hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell, and that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.
SC.7.L.16.2: Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett Squares and pedigrees.
SC.7.L.16.3: Compare and contrast the general processes of sexual reproduction requiring meiosis and asexual reproduction requiring mitosis.
SC.7.L.17.A: Plants and animals, including humans, interact with and depend upon each other and their environment to satisfy their basic needs.
SC.7.L.17.B: Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.
SC.7.L.17.C: Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.
SC.7.L.17.1: Explain and illustrate the roles of and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web.
SC.7.L.17.2: Compare and contrast the relationships among organisms such as mutualism, predation, parasitism, competition, and commensalism.
SC.7.L.17.3: Describe and investigate various limiting factors in the local ecosystem and their impact on native populations, including food, shelter, water, space, disease, parasitism, predation, and nesting sites.
Correlation last revised: 1/23/2020