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Mahomet-Seymour Schools

 Curriculum

Science - Grade 7

 

Exploring Life

 

The learner will be able to identify features of living things, needs of living things and explain how provided.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to discuss, identify and utilize steps of scientific method.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and use the SI units of length, volume, mass and temperature.

 

The learner will be able to identify the parts and use of the microscope.

 

  

 

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Cell Structure

 

The learner will be able to explain cell theory - history and parts of.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to diagram a cell, identify parts and explain function.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast prokaryotic/eukaryotic cells.

 

  

 

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Cell Organization

 

The learner will be able to recognize differences in cell size, shape, function and organization.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain differences among tissues, organs, and organ systems.

 

  

 

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Cell Processes

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the function of a selectively permeable membrane.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the processes of diffusion and osmosis.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between producers and consumers.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between passive transport and active transport.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast the process of photosynthesis and respiration.

 

 

 

  

 

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Cell Reproduction

 

The learner will be able to identify mitosis and meiosis and be able to explain their importance to the reproduction of a cell.

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how fertilization of cells occurs.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to construct and identify parts of a model of DNA molecule.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe the  process of DNA replication.

 

  

 

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Heredity

 

The learner will be able to explain how traits are inherited from parent to offspring.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to use a Punnett Square to predict the results of a single cross.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain the difference between genotypes and phenotypes.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

The learner will be able to explain advantages and disadvantages of genetic research.

 

  

 

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Classification of Living Things

 

The learner will be able to give examples that show need for classification in the scientific world.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe Aristotle’s and Linnaeus's systems of classification.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name the 5 kingdoms of living things.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify the differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list reasons scientific names are more useful to scientists than common names.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify and demonstrate how to use a dichotomous key.

 

  

 

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Viruses

 

The learner will be able to describe structure of virus, how it reproduces and causes disease.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain use of vaccines, role of interferon, and some helpful viruses.

 

Monerans

 

 

 

 

 

The learner will be able to describe characteristics of moneran cells.

 

 

 

 

 

The learner will be able to describe examples of the importance of bacteria, both helpful and/or harmful.

 

  

 

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Protists

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics shared by all protists.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe three groups of protists and give examples.

 

The learner will be able to describe the characteristics and importance of various protist phyla.

 

 

Fungi

 

 

 

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics shared by all fungi.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to classify fungi into groups based on method of reproduction.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to give examples of the importance of fungi, both helpful and harmful.

 

  

 

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Intro to Plant Kingdom

 

The learner will be able to list characteristics of plants and describe adaptations that made survival on land possible.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast vascular and nonvascular plants.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe and recognize life cycle of mosses and ferns.

 

  

 

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Seed Plants

 

The learner will be able to list the characteristics of seed plants.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast gymnosperms and angiosperms and describe their importance.

 

 

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe structure of roots, stems and leaves.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe structure and function of flower.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe methods of seed dispersal.

 

  

 

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Plant Processes

 

The learner will be able to explain/describe process of photosynthesis.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe process and importance of respiration and relationship to photosynthesis.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain and differentiate plant responses to changes in environment.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to define and describe plant relationships.

 

  

 

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Intro of Animals

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics of animals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to determine how body plans of animals differ.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between invertebrates and vertebrates.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify structures that make up sponges and cnidarians.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how sponges and cnidarians obtain food and reproduce.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe body plans of flatworms and roundworms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between life styles of free-living and parasitic organisms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify disease causing flatworms and roundworms.

 

  

 

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Complex Invertebrates

 

The learner will be able to identify features of mollusks.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name three classes of mollusks and identify members of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe traits of segmented worms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe structure and processes of an earthworm and a crayfish.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify features used to classify arthropods.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to relate structure of exoskeleton to its function.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between complete and incomplete metamorphosis.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify features of echinoderms.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe how echinoderms obtain and digest food.

 

  

 

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Cold Blooded Vertebrates

 

The learner will be able to identify major characteristics of chordates.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain differences between cold-blooded and warm-blooded animals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe characteristics that identify three classes of fish.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe adaptations that amphibians have for living in water and land.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify three kinds of amphibians and describe characteristics of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe life cycle of frog.

 

The learner will be able to describe the structure and processes of a frog.

 

  

 

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Warm Blooded Animals

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics of birds.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify adaptations birds have for flight.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how birds reproduce and develop.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to identify characteristics of mammals and explain how these help mammals adapt to varied environments.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to distinguish among monotremes, marsupials, and placental mammals.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare reproduction and development in three kinds of mammals.

 

  

 

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Skeletal System of Human Body

 

The learner will be able to identify five major functions of skeletal system.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast joint types.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe components of bone.

 

  

 

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Muscular System of Human Body

 

The learner will be able to describe major functions of muscles.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast three types of muscle tissue.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain how muscle action results in movement of body parts.

 

  

 

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Skin

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast layers of skin.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe functions of skin.

 

  

 

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Nutrition

 

The learner will be able to name and describe importance of six classes of nutrients.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain relationship between good diet and good health.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to recognize and be able to develop healthy nutrition plans for eating.

 

  

 

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Digestive System in Human Body

 

The learner will be able to distinguish between mechanical and chemical digestion.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name organs and describe what takes place in each as food passes through digestive system.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name and describe symptom associated with at least two eating disorders.

 

  

 

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Circulatory System of Human Body

 

The learner will be able to compare and contrast vessels found in body.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to trace pathway of blood through chambers of heart and identify those areas of heart.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe pulmonary and systemic circulation.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to describe characteristics and functions of parts of the blood.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain importance of blood typing and describe/identify disorders/diseases of blood.

 

  

 

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Respiratory and Excretory Systems

 

The learner will be able to state three functions of respiratory system.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain pathway of air in/out of lungs and explain how oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged between lungs and body cells.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to list functions of urinary system and how kidneys work.

 

  

 

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Nervous and Endocrine Systems

 

The learner will be able to describe basic structure of neuron and how impulses move.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to compare central and peripheral nervous systems; identify parts and functions of each.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to explain type of stimulus each sense organ responds to and how.

 

  

 

The learner will be able to name and explain effects of endocrine glands.

 

  

 

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