West Virginia Standards 7th Grade Science Activities
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WV.SC.S.7.1. Nature of Science: Students will demonstrate an understanding of the history of science and the evolvement of scientific knowledge, demonstrate an understanding of science as a human endeavor encompassing the contributions of diverse cultures and scientists, demonstrate an understanding of the characteristics of a scientist, demonstrate skills of scientific inquiry.
SC.O.7.1.10. Utilize experimentation to demonstrate scientific processes and thinking skills (e.g., formulating questions, predicting, forming hypotheses, quantifying, or identifying dependent and independent variables).
SC.O.7.1.11. Construct and use charts, graphs and tables to organize, display, interpret, analyze and explain data.
SC.O.7.1.12. Use inferential reasoning to make logical conclusions from collected data.
SC.O.7.1.2. Recognize scientific knowledge is subject to modification as new scientific information challenges current explanations.
SC.O.7.1.5. Cooperate and collaborate to ask questions, design and conduct investigations to find answers and solve problems.
SC.O.7.1.6. Formulate conclusions through close observations, logical reasoning, objectivity, perseverance and integrity in data collection.
SC.O.7.1.8. Use a variety of technologies and scientific instruments to conduct explorations, investigations and experiments of the natural world.
SC.O.7.1.9. Demonstrate safe techniques for handling, manipulating and caring for science materials, equipment, natural specimens and living organisms.
WV.SC.S.7.2. Content of Science: Students will demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology, earth/environmental science, and astronomy, apply knowledge, understanding and skills of the science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.
SC.O.7.2.10. Analyze the differences in the growth, development and reproduction in flowering and non-flowering plants.
SC.O.7.2.12. Evaluate the consequences of the introduction of chemicals into the ecosystem (e.g., environmental consequences, human health risks, or mutations).
SC.O.7.2.13. Compare differences among elements, compounds, homogeneous and heterogeneous mixtures.
SC.O.7.2.14. Examine the differences in types of solutions (e.g., solutes and solvents, relative concentrations, conductivity, pH).
SC.O.7.2.15. Examine chemical reactions involving acids and bases by monitoring color changes of indicator(s) and identifying the salt formed in the neutralization reaction.
SC.O.7.2.16. Write word equations to describe chemical reactions.
SC.O.7.2.17. Describe the movement of individual particles and verify the conservation of matter during the phase changes (e.g., melting, boiling, or freezing).
SC.O.7.2.18. Identify the characteristics of sound waves and describe how sound is perceived by the ear.
SC.O.7.2.19. Define the absorption and reflection of light as translucent, opaque and transparent.
SC.O.7.2.2. Identify and describe disease causing organisms (such as bacteria, viruses, protozoa, fungi) and the diseases they cause.
SC.O.7.2.20. Interpret and illustrate changes in waves as they encounter various mediums (e.g., mirrors, or lenses).
SC.O.7.2.21. Investigate absorption and reflection of light by an object.
SC.O.7.2.22. Characterize series and parallel circuits; AC and DC currents.
SC.O.7.2.23. Explain conservation of matter and energy and investigate the different forms of energy (e.g., mechanical, potential, kinetic, or gravitational).
SC.O.7.2.24. Perform experiments with simple machines to demonstrate the relationship between forces and distance; use vectors to represent motion.
SC.O.7.2.25. Explain the effect of gravity on falling objects (e.g., g=9.8m/s2, object dropped on earth and on moon).
SC.O.7.2.26. Describe and compare the causes of tides, surfs and currents.
SC.O.7.2.27. Examine the effects of the sun's energy on oceans and weather (e.g., air masses, or convection currents).
SC.O.7.2.28. Interpret GIS maps and create and interpret topographical maps.
SC.O.7.2.29. Describe rock formations (e.g., rock cycle).
SC.O.7.2.3. Explain how skeletal, muscular, and integumentary systems work together in the human body.
SC.O.7.2.30. Classify rocks (e.g., crystal/particle size, or mineral composition and uses).
SC.O.7.2.31. Determine the relevant age of rock layers using index fossils and the law of superposition.
SC.O.7.2.32. Explain how changing latitude affects climate.
SC.O.7.2.4. Compare the level of organization of cells, tissues and organs in living things.
SC.O.7.2.5. Construct simple keys to differentiate among living things with similar characteristics.
SC.O.7.2.6. Use pictures to show cyclical processes in nature (e.g., water cycle, nitrogen cycle, or carbon cycle).
SC.O.7.2.7. Evaluate how the different adaptations and life cycles of plants and animals help them to survive in different niches and environments (e.g., inherited and acquired adaptations).
SC.O.7.2.8. Analyze how changes in the environment have led to reproductive adaptations through natural selection.
SC.O.7.2.9. Explain how an organism's behavior response is a combination of heredity and the environment.
WV.SC.S.7.3. Application of Science: Students will explore the relationship between the parts and the whole system; construct a variety of useful models; examine changes that occur in an object or system, demonstrate an understanding of the interdependence between science and technology, demonstrate the ability to utilize technology to gather data and communicate designs, results and conclusions, demonstrate the ability to evaluate the impact of different points of view on health, population, resource and environmental practices.
SC.O.7.3.2. Construct a variety of useful models of an object, event, or process.
SC.O.7.3.4. Compare and contrast the influence that a variation in scale will have on the way an object or system works (e.g., cooling rates of different-sized containers of water, strength of different-sized constructions from the same material, or flight characteristics of different-sized model airplanes).
SC.O.7.3.7. Explore the connections between science, technology, society and career opportunities.
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