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ND.1.Unifying Concepts: Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.
Unifying Concepts: Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.
7.1.1. Models: Explain how models can be used to illustrate scientific principles (e.g., osmosis, cell division)
7.1.2. Systems: Identify the components (e.g., tissues, organs, living and nonliving things) within a system (e.g., body systems, ecosystems)
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.2.Science Inquiry: Students use the process of science inquiry.
Science Inquiry: Students use the process of science inquiry.
7.2.1. Abilities Necessary To Do Scientific Inquiry: Communicate the results of scientific investigations using an appropriate format (e.g., journals, lab reports, diagrams, presentations, discussions)
ND.3.Physical Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.
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.
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)
7.4.2. Structure and Function: Identify levels of organization in living systems (e.g., cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms, ecosystems)
7.4.3. Genetics and Reproduction: Identify the characteristics of reproduction (e.g., sexual, asexual)
7.4.4. Interdependence Among Organisms: Identify interactions among organisms and their environment (e.g., competition, mutualism, predator/prey, consumers, producers)
7.4.5. Diversity and Unity Among Organisms: Classify organisms (e.g., taxonomic groups)
7.4.6. Diversity and Unity Among Organisms: Explain how different adaptations help organisms survive
ND.5.Earth and Space Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.
Earth and Space Science: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.
7.5.1. Weather, Seasons, and Climate: Identify the factors (e.g., latitude, altitude, mountains, bodies of water) that affect the Earth's climate Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game Climate Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Climate
7.5.3. Characteristics of the Earth: Identify the Earth's renewable and nonrenewable resources (e.g., solar, wind, fossil fuels, water, soil, metals) Quiz, Flash Cards, Worksheet, Game & Study Guide Volcanoes
ND.6.Science and Technology: Students understand relations between science and technology.
Science and Technology: Students understand relations between science and technology.
7.6.1. Technology and Society: Identify ways in which technology has influenced the course of history and improved the quality of life
7.6.3. Technology and Society: Identify intended benefits and unintended consequences that result from the development and use of technologies
ND.7.Science and Other Areas: Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.
Science and Other Areas: Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.
7.7.1. Science and Personal Health: Explain how science affects personal health (e.g., injury prevention, immunization, organ transplant, medical scanning devices)
7.7.2. Science and Personal Health: Identify the factors (e.g., pollution, heredity, diet, virus, bacteria, parasite) that may result in disease.
7.7.3. Science and Environmental Issues: Explain how overpopulation affects organisms, resources, and environments (e.g., depletion of food resources, habitat availability, increased loss due to disease, parasites and predators
ND.8.History and Nature of Science: Students understand the history and nature of science.
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
Reading Standards for Information Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas 6-8.RST.7. 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, or table).
6-8.RST.9. 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 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.
ND.CC.6-8.WHST.Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects
Research to Build and Present Knowledge 6-8.WHST.7. 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.
Production and Distribution of Writing 6-8.WHST.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Text Types and Purposes 6-8.WHST.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. 6-8.WHST.2.a. Introduce a topic clearly, previewing what is to follow; organize ideas, concepts, and information into broader categories as appropriate to achieving purpose; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., charts, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
6-8.WHST.2.f. Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented.