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Seventh Grade Science Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. 7.RST.01: Using specific information, I can support the reasoning behind my analysis of text.

  2. 7.RST.03: I can follow a multistep procedure when experimenting or measuring. 

  3. 7.RST.04: I can determine the meaning of symbols, key terms and other scientific vocabulary that are used in text. 

  4. G7.1S.C1.PO1: I can create questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis. 

  5. G7.1S.C1.PO2: I can select appropriate resources for background information relate to question, for use in the design of a controlled investigation.

  6. G7.1S.C1.PO3: I can explain the role of a hypothesis in a scientific inquiry.

  7. G7.1S.C2.PO1: I can demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures in science activities.

  8. G7.1S.C2.PO2: I can design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.

  9. G7.1S.C2.PO3 : I can conduct a controlled experiment, using multiple trials, to test a hypothesis.

  10. G7.1S.C2.PO4: I can perform measurements using appropriate scientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, micrometers). 

  11. G7.1S.C2.PO5: I can keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written and/or computer logs.

  12. G7.1S.C3.PO2: I can form a logical argument about a correlation between variables or sequence of events (e.g., construct a cause-and-effect chain that explains a sequence of events).

  13. G7.1S.C3.PO7: I can formulate new questions based on the results of a previous investigation. 

  14. G7.1S.C4.PO4: I can write clear, step-by-step instructions for following procedures.

  15. G7.2S.C1.PO1: I can identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations.

  16. G7.2S.C1.PO4: I can analyze the use of technology in science-related careers.

  17. G7.2S.C2.PO1: I can describe how science is an ongoing process that changes in response to new information and discoveries.

  18. G7.2S.C2.PO3: I can apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving or decision making situations: - observing - predicting - organizing data - inferring - generating hypotheses - identifying variables - questioning - communicating - comparing - measuring - classifying. 

Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 7.RST.07: I can use words and visual information in a text to obtain information about a given topic. (textbooks, magazines, articles, websites or product information)

  2. G7.1S.C3.PO1: I can analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.

  3. G7.1S.C3.PO3: I can analyze results of an experiment in order to accept or reject a hypothesis. 

  4. G7.1S.C3.PO4: I can determine validity and reliability of results of an investigation.

  5. G7.1S.C3.PO5: I can formulate a conclusion based on data analysis. 

  6. G7.1S.C3.PO6: I can refine hypotheses based on results from investigations. 

  7. G7.1S.C4.PO1: I can choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data: line graph, double bar graph, stem and leaf plot, and histogram.

  8. G7.1S.C4.PO2: I can display data collected from an experiment

  9. G7.1S.C4.PO3: I can communicate the results of an investigation with appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative information. 

  10. G7.1S.C4.PO5: I can communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation.

  11. G7.2S.C1.PO2: I can describe how a major milestone in science or technology has revolutionized the thinking of the time (e.g., global positioning system, telescopes, seismographs, photography).

  12. G7.2S.C1.PO3: I can analyze the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade.

  13. G7.2S.C2.PO2: I can describe how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new information and/or technology challenges prevailing theories.

  14. G7.6S.C1.PO2: I can demonstrate the properties and composition of the major layers of the Earth.

  15. G7.6S.C3.PO2: I can construct a model for the positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon during lunar and solar eclipses. 

  16. G7.6S.C3.PO4: I can explain the seasons in terms of the tilt of the Earth's axis as the Earth revolves around the Sun.

  17. G7.6S.C3.PO5: I can identify the major constellations visible (seasonally) from the Northern Hemisphere:  Orion, Ursa Major (Great Bear), Cygnus, Scorpius, Cassiopeia.

  18. G7.6S.C3.PO6: I can explain the relationship among common objects in the solar system, galaxy, and the universe.

Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 7.RST.05: I can identify information in the text by analyzing its structure. (example: heading, subheading) I can identify the parts of a lab report (abstract, background information, data tables and graphs, conclusion.) 

  2. G7.3S.C2.PO4: I can describe a scientific discovery that influences technology.

  3. G7.6S.C1.PO1: I can classify rocks and minerals by their properties. 

  4. G7.6S.C1.PO3: I can explain these processes involved in the changes in the Earth's structure: - erosion - deposition - plate tectonics - volcanism. 

  5. G7.6S.C1.PO4: I can describe how the rock and fossil record show that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and recent time.

  6. G7.6S.C2.PO2: I can explain how the following rocks can be changed within the rock cycle: - igneous - metamorphic - sedimentary. 

  7. G7.6S.C2.PO3: I can provide evidence that lithospheric plate movements occur. 

  8. G7.6S.C2.PO4: I can explain lithospheric plate movement as a result of convection.

  9. G7.6S.C2.PO5: I can identify landforms created at each type of plate boundary. - mountains - faults - rift valleys - trenches - volcanoes. 

  10. G7.6S.C2.PO6: I can describe how earthquakes are measured.

  11. G7.6S.C3.PO1: I can explain the phases of the Moon in terms of the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon.

  12. G7.6S.C3.PO3: I can explain the interrelationship between the Earth's tides and the Moon.

Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. G7.3S.C1.PO1: I can analyze environmental risks caused by human activities. 

  2. G7.3S.C1.PO2: I can analyze environmental benefits created by human activities.

  3. G7.3S.C1.PO3: I can propose possible solutions to address the environmental risks in biological or geological systems.

  4. G7.3S.C2.PO1: I can propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem. 

  5. G7.3S.C2.PO2: I can compare solutions to best address an identified need or problem. 

  6. G7.3S.C2.PO3: I can design and construct a solution to an identified need or problem using simple classroom materials.

  7. G7.4S.C3.PO1: I can compare food chains and food webs in an ecosystems. 

  8. G7.4S.C3.PO2: I can explain how organisms obtain and use resources to develop and thrive in: - niches - predator/prey relationships. 

  9. G7.4S.C3.PO3: I can analyze the interactions of living organisms with their ecosystems: - limiting factors - carrying capacity. 

  10. G7.4S.C3.PO4: I can evaluate data related to problems associated with population growth (e.g., overgrazing, forest management, invasion of non-native species) and the possible solutions.

  11. G7.4S.C3.PO5: I can predict how environmental factors (e.g., floods, droughts, temperature changes) affect survival rates in living organisms.

  12. G7.4S.C3.PO6: I can create a model of the interactions of living organisms within an ecosystem.

  13. G7.6S.C2.PO1: I can explain the rock cycle.

Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 7.RST.10: I can read and comprehend science or technical texts independently.

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