I Can Objectives 7th Grade Science Standards
I can identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations.
I can design and conduct scientific investigation
I can use appropriate mathematics, tools and techniques to gather data and information.
I can analyze and interpret data.
I can develop descriptions, models, explanations and predictions.
I can think critically and logically to connect evidence and explanations.
I can recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predications.
I can communicate scientific procedures and explanations.
I can explain that the properties of matter are determined by the arrangement of atoms.
I can describe and explain how energy can be transformed from one form to another or can be transferred from one location to another, but is never lost.
I can communicate how energy can be transferred through a variety of ways.
I can explain how the hydrologic cycle illustrates the changing states of water as it moves through the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
I can illustrate how thermal-energy transfers in the ocean and the atmosphere contribute to the formation of currents, which influence global climate patterns.
I can describe and illustrate how the atmosphere has different properties at different elevations and contains a mixture of gases that cycle through the lithosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere.
I can explain how the relative patterns of motion and positions of the Earth, moon and sun cause solar and lunar eclipses, tides and phases of the moon.
I can describe how matter is transferred continuously between one organism to another and between organisms and their physical environments.
I can explain, describe, and illustrate how in any particular biome, the number, growth and survival of organisms and populations depend on biotic and abiotic factors.