Science

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7th Grade Science:

Inquiry--
SPI 0707.Inq.1 Design a simple experimental procedure with an identified control and appropriate variables
. SPI 0707.Inq.2 Select tools and procedures needed to conduct a moderately complex experiment.
 SPI 0707.Inq.3 Interpret and translate data in a table, graph, or diagram.
 SPI 0707.Inq.4 Draw a conclusion that establishes a cause and effect relationship supported by evidence. 
SPI 0707.Inq.5 Identify a faulty interpretation of data that is due to bias or experimental error. 

Technology and Engineering:
SPI 0707.T/E.1 Identify the tools and procedures needed to test the design features of a prototype.
 SPI 0707.T/E.2 Evaluate a protocol to determine if the engineering design process was successfully applied.
 SPI 0707.T/E.3 Distinguish between the intended benefits and the unintended consequences of a new technology. 
 SPI 0707.T/E.4 Differentiate between adaptive and assistive engineered products (e.g., food, biofuels, medicines, integrated pest management). 

Life Science:
SPI 0707.1.1 Identify and describe the function of the major plant and animal cell organelles.
 SPI 0707.1.2 Interpret a chart to explain the integrated relationships that exist among cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems
SPI 0707.1.3 Explain the basic functions of a major organ system. 
SPI 0707.1.4 Sequence a series of diagrams that depict chromosome movement during plant cell division.
 SPI 0707.1.5 Explain how materials move through simple diffusion. 

Flow of Matter and Energy:
SPI 0707.3.1 Compare the chemical compounds that make up the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.
 SPI 0707.3.2 Interpret a diagram to explain how oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between living things and the  environment.

Heredity:
SPI 0707.4.1 Classify methods of reproduction as sexual or asexual. 
SPI 0707.4.2 Match flower parts with their reproductive functions.
 SPI 0707.4.3 Describe the relationship among genes, chromosomes, and inherited traits. 
SPI 0707.4.4 Interpret a Punnett square to predict possible genetic combinations passed from parents to offspring during sexual reproduction. 

The Earth:
SPI 0707.7.1 Use a table of physical properties to classify minerals.
 SPI 0707.7.2 Label a diagram that depicts the three different rock types.
 SPI 0707.7.3 Identify the major processes that drive the rock cycle.
 SPI 0707.7.4 Differentiate among the characteristics of the earth’s three layers.
 SPI 0707.7.5 Recognize that lithospheric plates on the scale of continents and oceans continually move at rates of centimeters per year.
 SPI 0707.7.6 Describe the relationship between plate movements and earthquakes,mountain building, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading. 
SPI 0707.7.7 Analyze and evaluate the impact of man’s use of earth’s land, water, and atmospheric resources.

Motion:
SPI 0707.11.1 Differentiate between the six simple machines. 
SPI 0707.11.2 Determine the amount of force needed to do work using different simple machines.
 SPI 0707.11.3 Apply proper equations to solve basic problems pertaining to distance, time, speed, and velocity. SPI 0707.11.4 Identify and explain how Newton’s laws of motion relate to the movement of objects.
 SPI 0707.11.5 Compare and contrast the different parts of a wave. 
SPI 0707.11.6 Differentiate between transverse and longitudinal waves in terms of how they are produced and transmitted.

8th Grade Science:

Inquiry:
SPI 0807.Inq.1 Design a simple experimental procedure with an identified control and appropriate variables
. SPI 0807.Inq.2 Select tools and procedures needed to conduct a moderately complex experiment. 
SPI 0807.Inq.3 Interpret and translate data into a table, graph, or diagram.
 SPI 0807.Inq.4 Draw a conclusion that establishes a cause and effect relationship supported by evidence.
 SPI 0807.Inq.5 Identify a faulty interpretation of data that is due to bias or experimental error. 

Technology and Engineering:
SPI 0807.T/E.1 Identify the tools and procedures needed to test the design features of a prototype.
 SPI 0807.T/E.2 Evaluate a protocol to determine if the engineering design process was successfully applied.
 SPI 0807.T/E.3 Distinguish between the intended benefits and the unintended consequences of a new technology. 
SPI 0807.T/E.4 Differentiate between adaptive and assistive engineered products (e.g., food, biofuels, medicines, integrated pest management).

Biodiversity and Change:
SPI 0807.5.1 Use a simple classification key to identify an unknown organism.  
SPI 0807.5.2 Analyze structural, behavioral, and physiological adaptations to predict which populations are likely to survive in a particular environment 
SPI 0807.5.3 Analyze data on levels of variation within a population to make predictions about survival under particular environmental conditions.
 SPI 0807.5.4 Identify several reasons for the importance of maintaining the earth’s biodiversity
. SPI 0807.5.5 Compare fossils found in sedimentary rock to determine their relative age. 

Physical Science:
SPI 0807.9.1 Recognize that all matter consists of atoms. 
SPI 0807.9.2 Identify the common outcome of all chemical changes.
 SPI 0807.9.3 Classify common substances as elements or compounds based on their symbols or formulas.
 SPI 0807.9.4 Differentiate between a mixture and a compound.
 SPI 0807.9.5 Describe the chemical makeup of the atmosphere.
 SPI 0807.9.6 Compare the particle arrangement and type of particle motion associated with different states of matter. 
SPI 0807.9.7 Apply an equation to determine the density of an object based on its mass and volume. 
SPI 0807.9.8 Interpret the results of an investigation to determine whether a physical or chemical change has occurred. 
SPI 0807.9.9 Use the periodic table to determine the properties of an element.
 SPI 0807.9.10 Identify the reactants and products of a chemical reaction
. SPI 0807.9.11 Recognize that in a chemical reaction the mass of the reactants is equal to the mass of the products (Law of Conservation of Mass). 
SPI 0807.9.12 Identify the basic properties of acids and bases. 

Forces in Nature:
SPI 0807.12.1 Recognize that electricity can be produced using a magnet and wire coil. 
SPI 0807.12.2 Describe the basic principles of an electromagnet. 
SPI 0807.12.3 Distinguish among the Earth’s magnetic field, a magnet, and the fields that surround a magnet and an electromagnet.
 SPI 0807.12.4 Distinguish between mass and weight using appropriate measuring instruments and units.
 SPI 0807.12.5 Determine the relationship among the mass of objects, the distance between these objects, and the amount of gravitational attraction.
 SPI 0807.12.6 Illustrate how gravity controls the motion of objects in the solar system.