Tennessee Science Curriculum Framework (2012) — Grade 7

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GLE 0707.1.1

Make observations and describe the structure and function of organelles found in plant and animal cells.

GLE 0707.1.2

Summarize how the different levels of organization are integrated within living systems.

GLE 0707.1.3

Describe the function of different organ systems and how collectively they enable complex multicellular organisms to survive.

GLE 0707.1.4

Illustrate how cell division occurs in sequential stages to maintain the chromosome number of a species.

GLE 0707.1.5

Observe and explain how materials move through simple diffusion.

GLE 0707.11.1

Identify six types of simple machines.

GLE 0707.11.2

Apply the equation for work in experiments with simple machines to determine the amount of force needed to do work.

GLE 0707.11.3

Distinguish between speed and velocity.

GLE 0707.11.4

Investigate how Newtons laws of motion explain an objects movement.

GLE 0707.11.5

Compare and contrast the basic parts of a wave.

GLE 0707.11.6

Investigate the types and fundamental properties of waves.

GLE 0707.3.1

Distinguish between the basic features of photosynthesis and respiration.

GLE 0707.3.2

Investigate the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between living things and the environment.

GLE 0707.4.1

Compare and contrast the fundamental features of sexual and asexual reproduction.

GLE 0707.4.2

Demonstrate an understanding of sexual reproduction in flowering plants.

GLE 0707.4.3

Explain the relationship among genes, chromosomes, and inherited traits.

GLE 0707.4.4

Predict the probable appearance of offspring based on the genetic characteristics of the parents.

GLE 0707.7.1

Describe the physical properties of minerals.

GLE 0707.7.2

Summarize the basic events that occur during the rock cycle.

GLE 0707.7.3

Analyze the characteristics of the earths layers and the location of the major plates.

GLE 0707.7.4

Explain how earthquakes, mountain building, volcanoes, and sea floor spreading are associated with movements of the earths major plates.

GLE 0707.7.5

Differentiate between renewable and nonrenewable resources in terms of their use by man.

GLE 0707.7.6

Evaluate how human activities affect the earths land, oceans, and atmosphere.

GLE 0707.Inq.1

Design and conduct open ended scientific investigations.

GLE 0707.Inq.2

Use appropriate tools and techniques to gather, organize, analyze, and interpret data.

GLE 0707.Inq.3

Synthesize information to determine cause and effect relationships between evidence and explanations.

GLE 0707.Inq.4

Recognize possible sources of bias and error, alternative explanations, and questions for further exploration.

GLE 0707.Inq.5

Communicate scientific understanding using descriptions, explanations, and models.

GLE 0707.T/E.1

Explore how technology responds to social, political, and economic needs.

GLE 0707.T/E.2

Know that the engineering design process involves an ongoing series of events that incorporate design constraints, model building, testing, evaluating, modifying, and retesting.

GLE 0707.T/E.3

Compare the intended benefits with the unintended consequences of a new technology.

GLE 0707.T/E.4

Describe and explain adaptive and assistive bioengineered products.