7th Grade Life Science Benchmarks
[Constructing and Reflecting] [ Life Science] [Physical Science] [Earth Science]
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How will you know if benchmarks have been achieved?
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could be used?
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III.5.MS.1 Describe common patterns of relationships among populations.

Students will:

  • Investigate producers, consumers, and decomposers
  • Explore the relationships existing organisms within an ecosystem.
  • Evaluate examples of relationships to determine the types of interrelationships that exist
III.5.MS.2 Describe how organisms acquire energy directly or indirectly from sunlight.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate how energy flows through simple food chains and food webs
  • Recognize that sunlight is the direct source of energy for all producers
III.5.MS.3 Predict the effects of changes in one population in a food web on other populations.

Students will:

  • Predict the effects of changes (ie. natural events, human activities, or introduction of non-native species, natural events, etc.) on populations
III.5.MS.4 Describe the likely succession of a given ecosystem over time.

Students will:

  • Describe the pattern of predictable stages that a Given ecosystem undergoes
III.5.MS.5 Explain how humans use and benefit from plant and animal materials.

Students will:

  • Investigate how a specific culture uses/used plants and animals
III.5.MS.6 Describe ways in which humans alter the environment.

Students will:

  • Evaluate the positive and negative effects of human activities on the environment

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Last Revised: Thu, Feb 5, 2004