7th Grade Physical Science Benchmarks
[Constructing and Reflecting] [Life Science] [Physical Science] [Earth Science]
What do you want students to:
know, do, be like?
How will you know if benchmarks have been achieved?
What possible instructional resources
could be used?
Students should master these:
Motion, Forces, & Energy: Labs & Activities
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Print Material:

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Field Trips:

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IRC Activities:

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Units of Practice:
Each UOP, located on the Utica Learning Interchange (ULI), is developed by one of your colleagues, an experienced teacher, and exemplifies an approach to integrating technology into the teaching and learning process. Search the UOPs by Subject and Level or by Keyword.

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IV.2.MS.4 Describe energy transformations in everyday situations

Students will:

*Describe the energy transformations in everyday systems

IV.3.MS.1 Qualitatively describe and compare motions in two dimensions.

Students will:

  • Describe and compare the motion of objects using key concepts in terms of speed and direction
IV.3.MS.2 Relate motion of objects to unbalanced forces in two dimensions.

Students will:

IV.3.MS.5 Design strategies for moving objects by application of forces, including the use of simple machines.

Students will:

Design strategies for moving objects using simple machines (e.g., moving furniture from a second story

Sound & Light:
IV.4.MS.1 Explain how sound travels through different media.

Students will:

  • Describe the difference in the transmission of sound through different media (solids, liquids, and gases)
IV.4.MS.2 Explain how echoes occur and how they are used.

Students will:

  • Explain how echoes occur
  • Describe how echoes are used.
IV.4.MS.3 Explain how light is required to see objects.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how light is required to see objects
IV.4.MS.4 Describe ways in which light interacts with matter.

Students will:

  • Describe the many ways light interacts with matter
IV.4.MS.5 Describe the motion of vibrating objects.

Students will:

  • Describe the motion of vibrating objects using the following terms:
    • Period
    • Frequency
    • Amplitude
IV.4.MS.6 Explain how mechanical waves transfer energy.

Students will:

Identify a mechanical wave; and

Explain how a mechanical wave transfers energy

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Last Revised: Thu, Feb 5, 2004