7th Grade Earth Science Benchmarks
[Constructing and Reflecting] [Life Science] [Physical Science] [Earth Science] [Health]
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:
Inside the Earth: Labs & Activities
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  • Multimedia Here

Print Material:

  • Print Material Here

Field Trips:

  • Field Trip Here

IRC Activities:

  • IRC Activity Here

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.

  • UOP Links Here

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V.1.MS.2 Explain how rocks and minerals are formed.

Students will:

  • Describe occurrences that take place on and below EarthÕs surface, as rocks continually change (recycle)
  • Use the rock cycle as a guide to explain the interconnected relationships among sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous rocks
V.1.MS.4 Explain how rocks and fossils are used to understand the age and geological history of the earth.

Students will:

  • Explain how these rocks and fossils can be used to determine and date the age of a specific rock layer

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Last Revised: Thu, Feb 5, 2004