GA--Performance Standards (GPS)
S7CS1.a: Understand the importance of - and keep - honest, clear, and accurate records in science.
S7CS1.b: Understand that hypotheses can be valuable, even if they turn out not to be completely accurate.
S7CS2.b: Demonstrate appropriate techniques in all laboratory situations.
S7CS3.b: Use the mean, median, and mode to analyze a set of scientific data.
S7CS3.e: Decide what degree of precision is adequate, and round off appropriately.
S7CS4.a: Use appropriate technology to store and retrieve scientific information in topical, alphabetical, numerical, and keyword files, and create simple files.
S7CS4.b: Use appropriate tools for measuring objects and/or substances.
S7CS5.b: Understand that different models (such as physical replicas, pictures, and analogies) can be used to represent the same thing.
S7CS6.a: Write clear, step-by-step instructions for conducting particular scientific investigations, operating a piece of equipment, or following a procedure.
S7CS6.c: Organize scientific information using appropriate simple tables, charts, and graphs, and identify relationships they reveal.
S7CS8.a: When similar investigations give different results, the scientific challenge is to judge whether the differences are trivial or significant, which often requires further study. Even with similar results, scientists may wait until an investigation has been repeated many times before accepting the results as meaningful.
S7CS9.a: Investigations are conducted for different reasons, which include exploring new phenomena, confirming previous results, testing how well a theory predicts, and comparing competing theories.
S7CS9.b: Scientific investigations usually involve collecting evidence, reasoning, devising hypotheses, and formulating explanations to make sense of collected evidence.
S7CS9.c: Scientific experiments investigate the effect of one variable on another. All other variables are kept constant.
S7CS9.f: Scientists use technology and mathematics to enhance the process of scientific inquiry.
S7L1.a: Demonstrate the process for the development of a dichotomous key.
S7L2.b: Relate cell structures (cell membrane, nucleus, cytoplasm, chloroplasts, mitochondria) to basic cell functions.
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 (i.e., digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control, and coordination, and for protection from disease).
S7L3.a: Explain the role of genes and chromosomes in the process of inheriting a specific trait.
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.
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).
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.
S7L5.c: Trace evidence that the fossil record found in sedimentary rock provides evidence for the long history of changing life forms.
Correlation last revised: 1/11/2017