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.

 Dichotomous Keys

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
 Cell Structure
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

S7L2.c: Explain that cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System
 Paramecium Homeostasis

S7L2.e: Explain the purpose of the major organ systems in the human body.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System
 Human Homeostasis

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.

 Human Karyotyping
 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.

 Forest Ecosystem

S7L4.b: Explain in a food web that sunlight is the source of energy and that this energy moves from organism to organism.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

S7L4.c: Recognize that changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of both individuals and entire species.

 Natural Selection
 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).

 Pond Ecosystem

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.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

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