GA--Standards of Excellence
S7L1.a: Develop and defend a model that categorizes organisms based on common characteristics.
S7L2.a: Develop a model and construct an explanation of how cell structures (specifically the nucleus, cytoplasm, cell membrane, cell wall, chloroplasts, lysosome, and mitochondria) contribute to the function of the cell as a system in obtaining nutrients in order to grow, reproduce, make needed materials, and process waste.
S7L2.b: Develop and use a conceptual model of how cells are organized into tissues, tissues into organs, organs into systems, and systems into organisms.
S7L2.c: Construct an argument that systems of the body (Cardiovascular, Excretory, Digestive, Respiratory, Muscular, Nervous, and Immune) interact with one another to carry out life processes.
S7L3.a: Construct an explanation supported with scientific evidence of the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
S7L3.b: 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.
S7L4.a: Construct an explanation for the patterns of interactions observed in different ecosystems in terms of the relationships among and between organisms and abiotic components of the ecosystem.
S7L4.b: Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among biotic and abiotic components of an ecosystem.
S7L4.c: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for how resource availability, disease, climate, and human activity affect individual organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems.
S7L4.d: 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).
S7L5.a: Use mathematical representations to evaluate explanations of how natural selection leads to changes in specific traits of populations over successive generations.
S7L5.b: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variation and environmental factors influence the probability of survival and reproduction of a species.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020