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MN.6.13.Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 22.214.171.124. Compare and integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually (e.g., in a flowchart, diagram, model, graph, table, map).
126.96.36.199. Compare and contrast the information gained from experiments, simulations, video, or multimedia sources with that gained from reading a text on the same topic.
Craft and Structure 188.8.131.52. Determine the meaning of symbols, equations, graphical representations, tabular representations, 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. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Motion Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Motion
MN.6.14.Writing Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Writing Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Research to Build and Present Knowledge 184.108.40.206. Conduct short research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question), drawing on several sources and generating additional related, focused questions that allow for multiple avenues of exploration.
Text Types and Purposes 220.127.116.11. Write informative/explanatory texts, as they apply to each discipline and reporting format, including the narration of historical events, of scientific procedures/ experiments, or description of technical processes. 18.104.22.168.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.
MN.7.1.The Nature of Science and Engineering
The Nature of Science and Engineering
7.1.1. The Practice of Science 22.214.171.124. The student will understand that scientific inquiry uses multiple interrelated processes to investigate questions and propose explanations about the natural world. 126.96.36.199.2. Plan and conduct a controlled experiment to test a hypothesis about a relationship between two variables, ensuring that one variable is systematically manipulated, the other is measured and recorded, and any other variables are kept the same (controlled).
188.8.131.52.3. Generate a scientific conclusion from an investigation, clearly distinguishing between results (evidence) and conclusions (explanation).
7.1.3. Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Society 184.108.40.206. The student will understand that current and emerging technologies have enabled humans to develop and use models to understand and communicate how natural and designed systems work and interact. 220.127.116.11.2. Determine and use appropriate safety procedures, tools, measurements, graphs and mathematical analyses to describe and investigate natural and designed systems in a life science context.
7.2.1. Matter 18.104.22.168. The student will understand that the idea that matter is made up of atoms and molecules provides the basis for understanding the properties of matter. 22.214.171.124.1. Recognize that all substances are composed of one or more of approximately one hundred elements and that the periodic table organizes the elements into groups with similar properties.
126.96.36.199.2. Describe the differences between elements and compounds in terms of atoms and molecules.
188.8.131.52.3. Recognize that a chemical equation describes a reaction where pure substances change to produce one or more different substances whose properties are different from the original substance(s).
7.4.1. Structure and Function in Living Systems 184.108.40.206. The student will understand that tissues, organs and organ systems are composed of cells and function to serve the needs of all cells for food, air and waste removal. 220.127.116.11.1. Recognize that all cells do not look alike and that specialized cells in multicellular organisms are organized into tissues and organs that perform specialized functions.
18.104.22.168.2. Describe how the organs in the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, nervous, skin and urinary systems interact to serve the needs of vertebrate organisms.
22.214.171.124. The student will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells which carry on the many functions needed to sustain life. 126.96.36.199.1. Recognize that cells carry out life functions, and that these functions are carried out in a similar way in all organisms, including animals, plants, fungi, bacteria and protists.
188.8.131.52.2. Recognize that cells repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair.
184.108.40.206.3. Use the presence of the cell wall and chloroplasts to distinguish between plant and animal cells.
7.4.2. Interdependence among Living Systems 220.127.116.11. The student will understand that natural systems include a variety of organisms that interact with one another in several ways. 18.104.22.168.1. Identify a variety of populations and communities in an ecosystem and describe the relationships among the populations and communities in a stable ecosystem.
22.214.171.124.2. Compare and contrast predator/prey, parasite/host and producer/consumer/decomposer relationships.
126.96.36.199. The student will understand that the flow of energy and the recycling of matter are essential to a stable ecosystem. 188.8.131.52.1. Recognize that producers use the energy from sunlight to make sugars from carbon dioxide and water through a process called photosynthesis. This food can be used immediately, stored for later use, or used by other organisms.
184.108.40.206.2. Describe the roles and relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers in changing energy from one form to another in a food web within an ecosystem.
220.127.116.11.3. Explain that the total amount of matter in an ecosystem remains the same as it is transferred between organisms and their physical environment, even though its form and location change.
7.4.3. Evolution in Living Systems 18.104.22.168. The student will understand that reproduction is a characteristic of all organisms and is essential for the continuation of a species. Hereditary information is contained in genes which are inherited through asexual or sexual reproduction. 22.214.171.124.1. Recognize that cells contain genes and that each gene carries a single unit of information that either alone, or with other genes, determines the inherited traits of an organism.
126.96.36.199.2. Recognize that in asexually reproducing organisms all the genes come from a single parent, and that in sexually reproducing organisms half of the genes come from each parent.
188.8.131.52.3. Distinguish between characteristics of organisms that are inherited and those acquired through environmental influences.
184.108.40.206. The student will understand that individual organisms with certain traits in particular environments are more likely than others to survive and have offspring. 220.127.116.11.1. Explain how the fossil record documents the appearance, diversification and extinction of many life forms. Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Fossils Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Fossils
18.104.22.168.3. Recognize that variation exists in every population and describe how a variation can help or hinder an organism's ability to survive.
7.4.4. Human Interactions with Living Systems 22.214.171.124. The student will understand that human activity can change living organisms and ecosystems. 126.96.36.199.1. Describe examples where selective breeding has resulted in new varieties of cultivated plants and particular traits in domesticated animals.
188.8.131.52.2. Describe ways that human activities can change the populations and communities in an ecosystem.
184.108.40.206. The student will understand that human beings are constantly interacting with other organisms that cause disease. 220.127.116.11.1. Explain how viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites may infect the human body and interfere with normal body functions.
18.104.22.168.2. Recognize that a microorganism can cause specific diseases and that there are a variety of medicines available that can be used to combat a given microorganism.
22.214.171.124.3. Recognize that vaccines induce the body to build immunity to a disease without actually causing the disease itself.
126.96.36.199.4. Recognize that the human immune system protects against microscopic organisms and foreign substances that enter from outside the body and against some cancer cells that arise from within.