Idaho State Standards for Science — 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 Idaho State Standards for Science if your intention constitutes fair use.


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

Learn more: How Kiddom Empowers Teachers.

7.S.1.1.1

Define small systems as a part of a whole system

7.S.1.1.2

Determine how small systems contribute to the function of the whole

7.S.1.1.3

Identify the different structural levels of an organism (cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems).

7.S.1.2.1

Describe how observations and data are evidence on which to base scientific explanations and predictions

7.S.1.2.2

Use observations to make defendable inferences.

7.S.1.2.3

Use models to explain or demonstrate a concept.

7.S.1.3.1

Identify concepts of science that have been stable over time.

7.S.1.3.2

Recognize changes that occur within systems.

7.S.1.3.3

Make metric measurements using appropriate tools.

7.S.1.6.1

Identify controls and variables used in scientific investigations.

7.S.1.6.2

Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather and display data.

7.S.1.6.3

Evaluate data in order to form conclusions

7.S.1.6.4

Use evidence and critical thinking to accept or reject a hypothesis

7.S.1.6.5

Evaluate alternative explanations or predictions

7.S.1.6.6

Communicate and defend scientific procedures and explanations.

7.S.1.8.1

Read and evaluate technical instructions

7.S.3.1.1

Describe how natural selection explains species change over time

7.S.3.2.1

Describe how energy stored in food is primarily derived from the Sun through photosynthesis.

7.S.3.2.2

Describe how the availability of resources (matter and energy) limits the distribution and abundance of organisms.

7.S.3.2.3

Illustrate how atoms and molecules cycle among the living and nonliving components of the biosphere.

7.S.3.2.4

Identify how energy flows through ecosystems in one direction, from photosynthetic organisms to herbivores, carnivore, and decomposers.

7.S.3.3.1

Explain the relationships among specialized cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms.

7.S.3.3.2

Identify the parts of specialized plant and animal cells

7.S.3.3.3

Identify the functions of cell structures

7.S.3.3.4

Describe cell functions that involve chemical reactions.

7.S.3.3.5

Describe how dominant and recessive traits are inherited.

7.S.5.2.1

Explain how science and technology are interrelated

7.S.5.2.2

Explain how science advances technology

7.S.5.3.1

Identify alternative sources of energy

7.S.Goal 1.1

Understand Systems, Order, and Organization

7.S.Goal 1.2

Understand Concepts and Processes of Evidence, Models, and Explanations

7.S.Goal 1.3

Understand Constancy, Change, and Measurement

7.S.Goal 1.4

Understand the Theory that Evolution is a Process that Relates to the Gradual Changes in the Universe and of Equilibrium as a Physical State

7.S.Goal 1.5

Understand Concepts of Form and Function

7.S.Goal 1.6

Understand Scientific Inquiry and Develop Critical Thinking Skills

7.S.Goal 1.7

Understand That Interpersonal Relationships Are Important in Scientific Endeavors

7.S.Goal 1.8

Understand Technical Communication

7.S.Goal 3.1

Understand the Theory of Biological Evolution

7.S.Goal 3.2

Understand the Relationship between Matter and Energy in Living Systems

7.S.Goal 3.3

Understand the Cell is the Basis of Form and Function for All Living Things

7.S.Goal 5.1

Understand Common Environmental Quality Issues, Both Natural and Human Induced

7.S.Goal 5.2

Understand the Relationship between Science and Technology

7.S.Goal 5.3

Understand the Importance of Natural Resources and the Need to Manage and Conserve Them