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SC07-S01-C01-01
Formulate questions based on observations that lead to the development of a hypothesis.
SC07-S01-C04-05
Communicate the results and conclusion of the investigation.
SC07-S04-C03-05
Predict how environmental factors (e.g., floods, droughts, temperature changes) affect survival rates in living organisms.
SC07-S01-C01-02
Select appropriate resources for background information related to a question, for use in the design of a controlled investigation.
SC07-S02-C01-01
Identify how diverse people and/or cultures, past and present, have made important contributions to scientific innovations (e.g., Rachel Carson [scientist], supports Strand 4; Luis Alvarez [scientist] and Walter Alvarez [scientist], support Strand 6; Percival Lowell [scientist], supports Strand 6; Copernicus [scientist], supports Strand 6).
SC07-S04-C03-06
Create a model of the interactions of living organisms within an ecosystem.
SC07-S01-C01-03
Explain the role of a hypothesis in a scientific inquiry.
SC07-S02-C01-02
Describe how a major milestone in science or technology has revolutionized the thinking of the time (e.g., global positioning system, telescopes, seismographs, photography).
SC07-S06-C01-01
Classify rocks and minerals by the following observable properties
  • grain
  • color
  • texture
  • hardness
SC07-S01-C02-01
Demonstrate safe behavior and appropriate procedures (e.g., use and care of technology, materials, organisms) in all science inquiry.
SC07-S02-C01-03
Analyze the impact of a major scientific development occurring within the past decade.
SC07-S06-C01-02
Describe the properties and the composition of the following major layers of the Earth
  • crust
  • mantle
  • core
SC07-S01-C02-02
Design an investigation to test individual variables using scientific processes.
SC07-S02-C01-04
Analyze the use of technology in science-related careers.
SC07-S06-C01-03
Explain the following processes involved in the formation of the Earth's structure
  • erosion
  • deposition
  • plate tectonics
  • volcanism
SC07-S01-C02-03
Conduct a controlled investigation, utilizing multiple trials, to test a hypothesis using scientific processes.
SC07-S02-C02-01
Describe how science is an ongoing process that changes in response to new information and discoveries.
SC07-S06-C01-04
Describe how the rock and fossil record show that environmental conditions have changed over geologic and recent time.
SC07-S01-C02-04
Perform measurements using appropriate scientific tools (e.g., balances, microscopes, probes, micrometers).
SC07-S02-C02-02
Describe how scientific knowledge is subject to change as new information and/or technology challenges prevailing theories.
SC07-S06-C02-01
Explain the rock cycle.
SC07-S01-C02-05
Keep a record of observations, notes, sketches, questions, and ideas using tools such as written and/or computer logs.
SC07-S02-C02-03
Apply the following scientific processes to other problem solving or decision making situations
  • observing
  • questioning
  • communicating
  • comparing
  • measuring
  • classifying
  • predicting
  • organizing data
  • inferring
  • generating hypotheses
  • identifying variables
SC07-S06-C02-02
Distinguish the components and characteristics of the rock cycle for the following types of rocks
  • igneous
  • metamorphic
  • sedimentary
SC07-S01-C03-01
Analyze data obtained in a scientific investigation to identify trends.
SC07-S03-C01-01
Analyze environmental risks (e.g., pollution, destruction of habitat) caused by human interaction with biological or geological systems.
SC07-S06-C02-03
Analyze the evidence that lithospheric plate movements occur.
SC07-S01-C03-02
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).
SC07-S03-C01-02
Analyze environmental benefits of the following human interactions with biological or geological systems
  • reforestation
  • habitat restoration
  • construction of dams
SC07-S06-C02-04
Explain lithospheric plate movement as a result of convection.
SC07-S01-C03-03
Analyze results of data collection in order to accept or reject the hypothesis.
SC07-S03-C01-03
Propose possible solutions to address the environmental risks in biological or geological systems.
SC07-S06-C02-05
Relate plate boundary movements to their resulting landforms, including
  • mountains
  • faults
  • rift valleys
  • trenches
  • volcanoes
SC07-S01-C03-04
Determine validity and reliability of results of an investigation.
SC07-S03-C02-01
Propose viable methods of responding to an identified need or problem.
SC07-S06-C02-06
Describe how earthquakes are measured.
SC07-S01-C03-05
Formulate a conclusion based on data analysis.
SC07-S03-C02-02
Compare solutions to best address an identified need or problem.
SC07-S06-C03-01
Explain the phases of the Moon in terms of the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon.
SC07-S01-C03-06
Refine hypotheses based on results from investigations.
SC07-S03-C02-03
Design and construct a solution to an identified need or problem using simple classroom materials.
SC07-S06-C03-02
Construct a model for the relative positions of the Earth, Sun, and Moon as they relate to corresponding eclipses.
SC07-S01-C03-07
Formulate new questions based on the results of a previous investigation.
SC07-S03-C02-04
Describe a scientific discovery that influences technology.
SC07-S06-C03-03
Explain the interrelationship between the Earth's tides and the Moon.
SC07-S01-C04-01
Choose an appropriate graphic representation for collected data
  • line graph
  • double bar graph
  • stem and leaf plot
  • histogram
SC07-S04-C03-01
Compare food chains in a specified ecosystem and their corresponding food web.
SC07-S06-C03-04
Explain the seasons in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres in terms of the tilt of the Earth's axis relative to the Earth's revolution around the Sun.
SC07-S01-C04-02
Display data collected from a controlled investigation.
SC07-S04-C03-02
Explain how organisms obtain and use resources to develop and thrive in
  • niches
  • predator/prey relationships
SC07-S06-C03-05
Identify the following major constellations visible (seasonally) from the Northern Hemisphere
  • Orion
  • Ursa Major (Great Bear)
  • Cygnus
  • Scorpius
  • Cassiopeia
SC07-S01-C04-03
Communicate the results of an investigation with appropriate use of qualitative and quantitative information.
SC07-S04-C03-03
Analyze the interactions of living organisms with their ecosystems
  • limiting factors
  • carrying capacity
SC07-S06-C03-06
Explain the relationship among common objects in the solar system, galaxy, and the universe.
SC07-S01-C04-04
Write clear, step-by-step instructions for following procedures (without the use of personal pronouns).
SC07-S04-C03-04
Evaluate data related to problems associated with population growth (e.g., overgrazing, forest management, invasion of non-native species) and the possible solutions.
Curriculum Maps
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) Earth History
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) Interactions/Group Behavior
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) The Universe & its Stars
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 2) Dynamics/Functioning/Resiliance
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 2) Earth, Moon & Sun
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 2) Plate Tectonics
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 3) Cycles of Matter & Energy Flow
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 3) Landforms
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 4) Human Impact
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 4) Materials & Systems
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade Interactive Science Notebook
Curriculum Resources
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) The Universe & its Stars Constellation Creation and Story Resources - Projects
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) The Universe & its Stars Powers of Ten™ (1977) Resources - Videos
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade 1) The Universe & its Stars Solar System Mini-Research Project Resources - Projects
Arts Academy - West Point Arts Academy 7th Grade Interactive Science Notebook Notebook Set-up Power Point Resources - Power Points