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  • Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS): Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-8 Language Arts Florida Standards (LAFS): Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-8
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SC.7.E Earth and Space Science

  • SC.7.E.6 Earth Structures

    • SC.7.E.6.1 Describe the layers of the solid Earth, including the lithosphere, the hot convecting mantle, and the dense metallic liquid and solid cores.

      • Label Earth layers (7-BB.1)
    • SC.7.E.6.2 Identify the patterns within the rock cycle and relate them to surface events (weathering and erosion) and sub-surface events (plate tectonics and mountain building).

      • Introduction to the rock cycle (7-AA.2)
      • Classify rocks as igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic (7-AA.3)
      • Label parts of rock cycle diagrams (7-AA.5)
      • Select parts of rock cycle diagrams (7-AA.6)
    • SC.7.E.6.3 Identify current methods for measuring the age of Earth and its parts, including the law of superposition and radioactive dating.

      • Compare ages of fossils in a rock sequence (7-T.2)
    • SC.7.E.6.4 Explain and give examples of how physical evidence supports scientific theories that Earth has evolved over geologic time due to natural processes.

      • Label Earth layers (7-BB.1)
      • Label Earth features at tectonic plate boundaries (7-BB.2)
      • Describe tectonic plate boundaries around the world (7-BB.3)
    • SC.7.E.6.5 Explore the scientific theory of plate tectonics by describing how the movement of Earth's crustal plates causes both slow and rapid changes in Earth's surface, including volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mountain building.

      • Label Earth features at tectonic plate boundaries (7-BB.2)
      • Describe tectonic plate boundaries around the world (7-BB.3)
    • SC.7.E.6.6 Identify the impact that humans have had on Earth, such as deforestation, urbanization, desertification, erosion, air and water quality, changing the flow of water.

      • Coral reef biodiversity and human uses: explore a problem (7-Y.1)
      • Coral reef biodiversity and human uses: evaluate solutions (7-Y.2)
    • SC.7.E.6.7 Recognize that heat flow and movement of material within Earth causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and creates mountains and ocean basins.

      • Label Earth features at tectonic plate boundaries (7-BB.2)
      • Describe tectonic plate boundaries around the world (7-BB.3)

SC.7.L Life Science

  • SC.7.L.15 Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

    • SC.7.L.15.1 Recognize that fossil evidence is consistent with the scientific theory of evolution that living things evolved from earlier species.

      • Compare fossils to modern organisms (7-T.1)
    • SC.7.L.15.2 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by recognizing and explaining ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms.

      • Introduction to natural selection (7-S.2)
      • Construct explanations of natural selection (7-S.5)
    • SC.7.L.15.3 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by relating how the inability of a species to adapt within a changing environment may contribute to the extinction of that species.

      • Introduction to natural selection (7-S.2)
      • Calculate the percentages of traits in a population (7-S.3)
      • Calculate the averages of traits in a population (7-S.4)
      • Construct explanations of natural selection (7-S.5)
  • SC.7.L.16 Heredity and Reproduction

    • SC.7.L.16.1 Understand and explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits, that this hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell, and that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.

      • Genetic variation in sexual reproduction (7-R.2)
      • Genetics vocabulary: genotype and phenotype (7-R.3)
      • Genetics vocabulary: dominant and recessive (7-R.4)
      • Complete and interpret Punnett squares (7-R.5)
      • Use Punnett squares to calculate ratios of offspring types (7-R.6)
      • Use Punnett squares to calculate probabilities of offspring types (7-R.7)
      • Angiosperm and conifer life cycles (7-U.1)
      • Moss and fern life cycles (7-U.2)
    • SC.7.L.16.2 Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett Squares and pedigrees.

      • Genetics vocabulary: genotype and phenotype (7-R.3)
      • Complete and interpret Punnett squares (7-R.5)
      • Use Punnett squares to calculate ratios of offspring types (7-R.6)
      • Use Punnett squares to calculate probabilities of offspring types (7-R.7)
    • SC.7.L.16.3 Compare and contrast the general processes of sexual reproduction requiring meiosis and asexual reproduction requiring mitosis.

      • Cell division (7-P.7)
    • SC.7.L.16.4 Recognize and explore the impact of biotechnology (cloning, genetic engineering, artificial selection) on the individual, society and the environment.

  • SC.7.L.17 Interdependence

    • SC.7.L.17.1 Explain and illustrate the roles of and relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in the process of energy transfer in a food web.

      • How does matter move in food chains? (7-X.1)
      • Interpret food webs I (7-X.2)
      • Interpret food webs II (7-X.3)
      • The carbon cycle (7-DD.4)
    • SC.7.L.17.2 Compare and contrast the relationships among organisms such as mutualism, predation, parasitism, competition, and commensalism.

      • Classify symbiotic relationships (7-X.5)
    • SC.7.L.17.3 Describe and investigate various limiting factors in the local ecosystem and their impact on native populations, including food, shelter, water, space, disease, parasitism, predation, and nesting sites.

      • Use food chains to predict changes in populations (7-X.4)

SC.7.P Physical Science

  • SC.7.P.10 Forms of Energy

    • SC.7.P.10.1 Illustrate that the sun's energy arrives as radiation with a wide range of wavelengths, including infrared, visible, and ultraviolet, and that white light is made up of a spectrum of many different colors.

      • Electromagnetic waves (7-L.6)
      • Applications of infrared waves (7-L.7)
    • SC.7.P.10.2 Observe and explain that light can be reflected, refracted, and/or absorbed.

      • Transmission, reflection, and absorption of waves (7-L.5)
    • SC.7.P.10.3 Recognize that light waves, sound waves, and other waves move at different speeds in different materials.

  • SC.7.P.11 Energy Transfer and Transformations

    • SC.7.P.11.1 Recognize that adding heat to or removing heat from a system may result in a temperature change and possibly a change of state.

      • How does particle motion affect temperature? (7-K.1)
      • Particle motion and changes of state (7-K.2)
      • How does particle motion affect gas pressure? (7-K.3)
      • Identify how particle motion affects temperature and pressure (7-K.4)
    • SC.7.P.11.2 Investigate and describe the transformation of energy from one form to another.

      • Explore energy transformations: roller coaster ride (7-H.3)
      • Explore energy transformations: bike ride (7-H.4)
    • SC.7.P.11.3 Cite evidence to explain that energy cannot be created nor destroyed, only changed from one form to another.

      • Explore energy transformations: roller coaster ride (7-H.3)
      • Explore energy transformations: bike ride (7-H.4)
    • SC.7.P.11.4 Observe and describe that heat flows in predictable ways, moving from warmer objects to cooler ones until they reach the same temperature.

      • Predict heat flow and temperature changes (7-J.1)
      • Compare thermal energy transfers (7-J.2)
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