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Skills available for North Dakota seventh-grade science standards

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1 Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.

2 Students use the process of science inquiry.

  • Understandings About Scientific Inquiry

  • Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry

3 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

4 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.

5 Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.

  • Weather, Seasons, and Climate

    • 7.5.1 Identify the factors (e.g., latitude, altitude, mountains, bodies of water) that affect the Earth's climate

    • 7.5.2 Explain how seasons affect organisms (e.g., hibernation, photoperiodism, migration)

  • Characteristics of the Earth

    • 7.5.3 Identify the Earth's renewable and nonrenewable resources (e.g., solar, wind, fossil fuels, water, soil, metals)

6 Students understand relations between science and technology.

  • Technological Design

  • Technology and Society

    • 7.6.1 Identify ways in which technology has influenced the course of history and improved the quality of life

    • 7.6.2 Identify technologies (e.g., communication, agriculture, information processing, transportation) that are influenced by societies

    • 7.6.3 Identify intended benefits and unintended consequences that result from the development and use of technologies

7 Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.

  • Science and Personal Health

    • 7.7.1 Explain how science affects personal health (e.g., injury prevention, immunization, organ transplant, medical scanning devices)

    • 7.7.2 Identify the factors (e.g., pollution, heredity, diet, virus, bacteria, parasite) that may result in disease.

  • Science and Environmental Issues

    • 7.7.3 Explain how overpopulation affects organisms, resources, and environments (e.g., depletion of food resources, habitat availability, increased loss due to disease, parasites and predators

  • Science and Social Issues

    • 7.7.4 Explain the impact of science on food technology (e.g., preservatives, packaging, genetically modified organisms)

8 Students understand the history and nature of science.

  • People in Science

  • Scientific Knowledge

    • 7.8.2 Explain the importance of keeping clear and accurate records of scientific investigations (e.g., Darwin's research, DaVinci's notebooks, Galileo's notes, Goodall's observations)