GA.S7. Life Science
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.
S7L4. Students will examine the dependence of organisms on one another 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.
GA.S7CS. Characteristics of Science
S7CS1. Habits of Mind: Students will explore the importance of curiosity, honesty, openness, and skepticism in science and will exhibit these traits in their own efforts to understand how the world works.
S7CS1.a. Understand the importance of - and keep - honest, clear, and accurate records in science.
S7CS10. The Nature of Science: Students will enhance reading in all curriculum areas by:
S7CS10.c. Building vocabulary knowledge: Demonstrate an understanding of contextual vocabulary in various subjects; Use content vocabulary in writing and speaking; Explore understanding of new words found in subject area texts.
S7CS10.d. Establishing context: Explore life experiences related to subject area content; Discuss in both writing and speaking how certain words are subject area related; Determine strategies for finding content and contextual meaning for unknown words.
S7CS5. Habits of Mind: Students will use the ideas of system, model, change, and scale in exploring scientific and technological matters.
S7CS5.a. Observe and explain how parts can be related to other parts in a system such as predator/prey relationships in a community/ecosystem.
S7CS9. The Nature of Science: Students will investigate the features of the process of scientific inquiry. Students will apply the following to inquiry learning practices:
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.