Colorado Science Standards — Grade 7


Click on any standard to search for aligned resources. This data may be subject to copyright. You may download a CSV of the Colorado Science Standards if your intention constitutes fair use.


Plan, assess, and analyze learning aligned to these standards using Kiddom.

Learn more: How Kiddom Empowers Teachers.

7.1.1a

Identify properties of substances in a mixture that could be used to separate those substances from each other (DOK 1)

7.1.1b

Develop and design a scientific investigation to separate the components of a mixture (DOK 2-4)

7.2.1a

Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based explanation for why a given organism with specific traits will or will not survive to have offspring in a given environment (DOK 1-3)

7.2.1b

Analyze and interpret data about specific adaptations to provide evidence and develop claims about differential survival and reproductive success (DOK 1-3)

7.2.1c

Use information and communication technology tools to gather information from credible sources, analyze findings, and draw conclusions to create and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation (DOK 1-2)

7.2.1d

Use computer simulations to model differential survival and reproductive success associated with specific traits in a given environment (DOK 1-2)

7.2.2a

Develop and design a scientific investigation about human body systems (DOK 2-4)

7.2.2b

Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding the functions and interactions of the human body (DOK 1-3)

7.2.2c

Gather, analyze, and interpret data and models on the functions and interactions of the human body (DOK 1-3)

7.2.3a

Gather, analyze, and interpret data and models on the different types of cells, their structures, components and functions (DOK 1-2)

7.2.3b

Develop, communicate, and justify an evidence-based scientific explanation regarding cell structures, components, and their specific functions (DOK 1-3)

7.2.3c

Compare and contrast the basic structures and functions of plant cells, animal cells, and single-celled organisms (DOK 2)

7.2.3d

Employ tools to gather, view, analyze, and report results for the scientific investigations of cells (DOK 1-2)

7.2.4a

Gather, analyze, and interpret data regarding the basic functions of photosynthesis and cellular respiration (DOK 1-2)

7.2.4b

Use direct and indirect evidence to describe the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration within plants and between plants and animals (DOK 1-2)

7.2.4c

Use computer simulations to model the relationship between photosynthesis and cellular respiration within plants and between plants and animals (DOK 1-2)

7.2.5a

Interpret and analyze data from the fossil record to support a claim that organisms and environments have evolved over time (DOK 1-2)

7.2.5b

Analyze and critique the evidence regarding the causes and effects of a mass extinction event (DOK 2-3)

7.2.5c

Analyze and interpret data that show human evolution (DOK 1-3)

7.2.5d

Use technology to share research findings about the evidence regarding the causes and effects of a mass extinction event (DOK 1-2)

7.3.1a

Gather, analyze, and communicate data that explains Earths plates, plate motions, and the results of plate motions (DOK 1-2)

7.3.1b

Identify, interpret, and explain models of plates motions on Earth (DOK 1-3)

7.3.1c

Use maps to locate likely geologic hot spots, using evidence of earthquakes and volcanic activity (DOK 1-3)

7.3.1d

Use web-based or other technology tools to show connections and patterns in data about tectonic plate boundaries and earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain formation (DOK 1-2)

7.3.2a

Describe the geologic time scale and why it is used (DOK 1)

7.3.2b

Identify and describe the impact of major geologic events on life on Earth (DOK 1)

7.3.2c

Identify and describe major events in Earths geologic history (DOK 1)

7.3.2d

Use direct and indirect evidence to determine the sequence o