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.

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

SC.7.N.1.B: The processes of science frequently do not correspond to the traditional portrayal of "the scientific method."

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock
 Seed Germination
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

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.

 Pendulum Clock

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.

 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

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.

 Graphing Skills
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

SC.7.N.1.2: Differentiate replication (by others) from repetition (multiple trials).

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Seed Germination

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.

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pendulum Clock
 Seed Germination

SC.7.N.1.4: Identify test variables (independent variables) and outcome variables (dependent variables) in an experiment.

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock
 Seed Germination

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).

 Rock Cycle

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.

 Plate Tectonics

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.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Water Pollution

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.

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station
 Plate Tectonics

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.

 Phases of Water

SC.7.P.10.B: Energy exists in many forms and has the ability to do work or cause a change.

 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

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.

 Heat Absorption
 Herschel Experiment
 Radiation

SC.7.P.10.2: Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.

 Basic Prism
 Color Absorption
 Heat Absorption
 Refraction

SC.7.P.10.3: Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

SC.7.P.11: Energy Transfer and Transformations

SC.7.P.11.A: Waves involve a transfer of energy without a transfer of matter.

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

SC.7.P.11.B: Water and sound waves transfer energy through a material.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank

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.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System

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.

 Phases of Water

SC.7.P.11.2: Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

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.

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

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.

 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

SC.7.L.16.B: Genetic information is passed from generation to generation by DNA; DNA controls the traits of an organism.

 DNA Fingerprint Analysis
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

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.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

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.

 Human Karyotyping

SC.7.L.16.2: Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett Squares and pedigrees.

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

SC.7.L.16.3: Compare and contrast the general processes of sexual reproduction requiring meiosis and asexual reproduction requiring mitosis.

 Cell Division

SC.7.L.17: Interdependence

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.

 Food Chain

SC.7.L.17.B: Both human activities and natural events can have major impacts on the environment.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

SC.7.L.17.C: Energy flows from the sun through producers to consumers.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

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.

 Forest Ecosystem

SC.7.L.17.2: Compare and contrast the relationships among organisms such as mutualism, predation, parasitism, competition, and commensalism.

 Food Chain
 Prairie Ecosystem

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.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

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