S7L1: Students will investigate the diversity of living organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.
S7L1.a: Demonstrate the process for the development of a dichotomous key.
S7L2: Students will describe the structure and function of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
S7L2.b: Relate cell structures (cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria) to basic cell functions.
Cell Energy Cycle
RNA and Protein Synthesis
S7L2.c: Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.
S7L2.d: Explain that tissues, organs, and organ systems serve the needs cells have for oxygen, food, and waste removal.
S7L2.e: Explain the purpose of the major organ systems in the human body.
S7L3: Students will recognize how biological traits are passed on to successive generations.
S7L3.a: Explain the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
S7L4: Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another and their environments.
S7L4.a: Demonstrate in a food web that matter is transferred from one organism to another and can recycle between organisms and their environments.
S7L4.b: Explain in a food web that sunlight is the source of energy and that this energy moves from organism to organism.
S7L4.c: Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species.
Rainfall and Bird Beaks
S7L4.e: Describe the characteristics of Earth's major terrestrial biomes (i.e., tropical rain forest, savannah, temperate, desert, taiga, tundra, and mountain) and aquatic communities (i.e., freshwater, estuaries, and marine).
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
S7L5: Students will examine the evolution of living organisms through inherited characteristics that promote survival of organisms and the survival of successive generations of their offspring.
S7L5.a: Explain that physical characteristics of organisms have changed over successive generations (e.g. Darwin’s finches and peppered moths of Manchester).
S7L5.b: Describe ways in which species on earth have evolved due to natural selection.
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Rainfall and Bird Beaks
S7L5.c: Trace evidence that the fossil record found in sedimentary rock provides evidence for the long history of changing life forms.
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
Content correlation last revised: 11/2/2009