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Cells, tissues and organs Fifth Grade Science
Energy resources Fifth Grade Science
Animal Diversity and Adaptations Fifth Grade Science
Chemical reactions Eighth Grade Science
Forces and motion-how things move Third Grade Science
Weather patterns Sixth Grade Science

Tennessee Standards for Seventh Grade Science

TN.1. Life Science: Cells

CS.1. All living things are made of cells that perform functions necessary for life.

GQ.1. How are plant and animals cells organized to carry on the processes of life?
0707.1. Checks for Understanding
0707.1.1. Examine and describe plant and animal cells using compound microscopes.0707.1.10. Design a demonstration that illustrates how materials move across a semi-permeable membrane by simple diffusion.0707.1.2. Identify the function of the major plant and animal cellular organelles.0707.1.3. Make a Venn diagram to compare the structures and functions of an animal cell with a city or school.0707.1.4. Build a 3-D model of a cell.0707.1.5. Construct a poster that illustrates the hierarchy among cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.0707.1.6. Describe the function of different organ systems.0707.1.7. Explain how different organ systems interact to enable complex multicellular organisms to survive.0707.1.8. Apply the idea of the division of labor to explain why living things are organized into cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.0707.1.9. Model the movement of chromosomes during plant cell division.
GLE.0707.1. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.1.1. Make observations and describe the structure and function of organelles found in plant and animal cells.GLE.0707.1.2. Summarize how the different levels of organization are integrated within living systems.GLE.0707.1.3. Describe the function of different organ systems and how collectively they enable complex multicellular organisms to survive.GLE.0707.1.4. Illustrate how cell division occurs in sequential stages to maintain the chromosome number of a species.GLE.0707.1.5. Observe and explain how materials move through simple diffusion.
SPI.0707.1. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.1.1. Identify and describe the function of the major plant and animal cell organelles.SPI.0707.1.2. Interpret a chart to explain the integrated relationships that exist among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.SPI.0707.1.3. Explain the basic functions of a major organ system.SPI.0707.1.4. Sequence a series of diagrams that depict chromosome movement during plant cell division.SPI.0707.1.5. Explain how materials move through simple diffusion.

TN.11. Physical Science: Motion

CS.11. Objects move in ways that can be observed, described, predicted, and measured.

GQ.11. What causes objects to move differently under different circumstances?
0707.11. Checks for Understanding
0707.11.1. Compare the six types of simple machines.0707.11.2. Compete an investigation to determine how machines reduce the amount of force needed to do work.0707.11.3. Summarize the difference between the speed and velocity based on the distance and amount of time traveled.0707.11.4. Recognize how a net force impacts an object's motion.0707.11.5. Create a graphic organizer to illustrate and describe the basic parts of a wave.0707.11.6. Compare how transverse and longitudinal waves are produced and transmitted.
GLE.0707.11. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.11.1. Identify six types of simple machines.GLE.0707.11.2. Apply the equation for work in experiments with simple machines to determine the amount of force needed to do work.GLE.0707.11.3. Distinguish between speed and velocity.GLE.0707.11.4. Investigate how Newton's laws of motion explain an object's movement.GLE.0707.11.5. Compare and contrast the basic parts of a wave.GLE.0707.11.6. Investigate the types and fundamental properties of waves.
SPI.0707.11. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.11.1. Differentiate between the six simple machines.SPI.0707.11.2. Determine the amount of force needed to do work using different simple machines.SPI.0707.11.3. Apply proper equations to solve basic problems pertaining to distance, time, speed, and velocity.SPI.0707.11.4. Identify and explain how Newton's laws of motion relate to the movement of objects.SPI.0707.11.5. Compare and contrast the different parts of a wave.SPI.0707.11.6. Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves in terms of how they are produced and transmitted.

TN.3. Life Science: Flow of Matter and Energy

CS.3. Matter and energy flow through the biosphere.

GQ.3. What scientific information explains how matter and energy flow through the biosphere?
0707.3. Checks for Understanding
0707.3.1. Associate the fundamental processes of photosynthesis and respiration with appropriate cell structures.0707.3.2. Examine and identify the chloroplasts in a leaf cell.0707.3.3. Identify the materials used by plants to make food.0707.3.4. Create a chart that compares the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.0707.3.5. Model the pathways of water, oxygen, and carbon dioxide through a plant.0707.3.6. Describe the movement of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and the environment.
GLE.0707.3. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.3.1. Distinguish between the basic features of photosynthesis and respiration.GLE.0707.3.2. Investigate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and the environment.
SPI.0707.3. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.3.1. Compare the chemical compounds that make up the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.SPI.0707.3.2. Interpret a diagram to explain how oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between living things and the environment.

TN.4. Life Science: Heredity

CS.4. Plants and animals reproduce and transmit hereditary information between generations.

GQ.4. What are the principal mechanisms by which living things reproduce and transmit information between parents and offspring?
0707.4. Checks for Understanding
0707.4.1. Classify organisms according to whether they reproduce sexually or asexually.0707.4.2. Label and explain the function of the reproductive parts of a flower.0707.4.4. Investigate the relationship among DNA, genes, and chromosomes.0707.4.5. Explain the differences between dominant and recessive traits.0707.4.6. Use a Punnett square to predict the genotypes of offspring resulting from a monohybrid cross.0707.4.7. Draw a phenotypically accurate picture of an individual whose traits are modeled by the role of a die.
GLE.0707.4. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.4.1. Compare and contrast the fundamental features of sexual and asexual reproduction.GLE.0707.4.2. Demonstrate an understanding of sexual reproduction in flowering plants.GLE.0707.4.3. Explain the relationship among genes, chromosomes, and inherited traits.GLE.0707.4.4. Predict the probable appearance of offspring based on the genetic characteristics of the parents.
SPI.0707.4. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.4.1. Classify methods of reproduction as sexual or asexual.SPI.0707.4.2. Match flower parts with their reproductive functions.SPI.0707.4.3. Describe the relationship among genes, chromosomes, and inherited traits.SPI.0707.4.4. Interpret a Punnett square to predict possible genetic combinations passed from parents to offspring during sexual reproduction.

TN.7. Earth and Space Science: The Earth

CS.7. Major geologic events that occur over eons or brief moments in time continually shape and reshape the surface of the Earth, resulting in continuous global change.

GQ.7. How is the earth affected by long-term and short term geological cycles and the influence of man?
0707.7. Checks for Understanding
0707.7.1. Organize and explain information about the properties of minerals and their uses.0707.7.2. Label a diagram that depicts the major processes of the rock cycle.0707.7.3. Distinguish among sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks and relate these to a simple diagram of the rock cycle.0707.7.4. Recognize that the earth's layers have different thickness, states of matter, densities, and chemical makeup.0707.7.5. Analyze the relationship between plate movements and areas of earthquake activity.0707.7.6. Analyze the relationship between plate movements and mountain building.0707.7.7. Analyze the relationship between plate movements, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading.0707.7.8. Determine the impact of man's use of renewable and nonrenewable resources on future supplies.0707.7.9. Evaluate how human activities affect the condition of the earth's land, water, and atmosphere.
GLE.0707.7. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.7.1. Describe the physical properties of minerals.GLE.0707.7.2. Summarize the basic events that occur during the rock cycle.GLE.0707.7.3. Analyze the characteristics of the earth's layers and the location of the major plates.GLE.0707.7.4. Explain how earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading are associated with movements of the earth's major plates.GLE.0707.7.5. Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources in terms of their use by man.GLE.0707.7.6. Evaluate how human activities affect the earth's land, oceans, and atmosphere.
SPI.0707.7. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.7.1. Use a table of physical properties to classify minerals.SPI.0707.7.2. Label a diagram that depicts the three different rock types.SPI.0707.7.3. Identify the major processes that drive the rock cycle.SPI.0707.7.4. Differentiate among the characteristics of the earth's three layers.SPI.0707.7.5. Recognize that lithospheric plates on the scale of continents and oceans continually move at rates of centimeters per year.SPI.0707.7.6. Describe the relationship between plate movements and earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading.SPI.0707.7.7. Analyze and evaluate the impact of man's use of earth's land, water, and atmospheric resources.

TN.Inq. Inquiry

CS.Inq. Understandings about scientific inquiry and the ability to conduct inquiry are essential for living in the 21st century.

GQ.Inq. What tools, skills, knowledge, and dispositions are needed to conduct scientific inquiry?
0707.Inq. Checks for Understanding
0707.Inq.2. Identify tools and techniques needed to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data collected from a moderately complex scientific investigation.0707.Inq.3. Use evidence from a dataset to determine cause and effect relationships that explain a phenomenon.0707.Inq.5. Design a method to explain the results of an investigation using descriptions, explanations, or models.
GLE.0707.Inq. Grade Level Expectations
GLE.0707.Inq.1. Design and conduct open ended scientific investigations.GLE.0707.Inq.2. Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data.GLE.0707.Inq.3. Synthesize information to determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.GLE.0707.Inq.5. Communicate scientific understanding using descriptions, explanations, and models.
SPI.0707.Inq. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.Inq.3. Interpret and translate data into a table, graph, or diagram.SPI.0707.Inq.4. Draw a conclusion that establishes a cause and effect relationship supported by evidence.

TN.T/E. Technology and Engineering

CS.T/E. Society benefits when engineers apply scientific discoveries to design materials and processes that develop into enabling technologies.

GQ.T/E. How do science concepts, engineering skills, and applications of technology improve the quality of life?
0707.T/E. Checks for Understanding
0707.T/E.1. Use appropriate tools to test for strength, hardness, and flexibility of materials.0707.T/E.3. Explore how the unintended consequences of new technologies can impact society.
SPI.0707.T/E. State Performance Indicators
SPI.0707.T/E.4. Differentiate between adaptive and assistive bioengineered products (e.g., food, biofuels, medicines, integrated pest management).

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