North Dakota Standards
ND.1. Unifying Concepts: Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.
7.1.3. Constancy and Change: Identify examples of feedback mechanisms (e.g., hunger, perspiring)
7.1.4. Form and Function: Identify the relationship between form and function (e.g., wings, fins and feet)
ND.3. Physical Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.
7.3.1. Energy Transfer and Transformation: Explain how forms of energy can be transferred. (e.g., photosynthesis, metabolism, battery)
ND.4. Life Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.
7.4.1. Structure and Function: Explain the functions of the cell (e.g., growth, metabolism, reproduction, photosynthesis, response)
7.4.4. Interdependence Among Organisms: Identify interactions among organisms and their environment (e.g., competition, mutualism, predator/prey, consumers, producers)
ND.8. History and Nature of Science: Students understand the history and nature of science.
7.8.2. Scientific Knowledge: Explain the importance of keeping clear and accurate records of scientific investigations (e.g., Darwin's research, DaVinci's notebooks, Galileo's notes, Goodall's observations)
ND.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Information Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.