7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
SCI-MS.LS1.01 Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are
unicellular or multicellular and may have different cell types.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on developing evidence that living things are made of cells, distinguishing between living and
non-living things, and understanding that living things may be made of one cell or many and varied cells. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
All living things are made up of cells, which is
the smallest unit that can be said to be alive.
An organism may consist of one single cell
(unicellular) or many different numbers and
types of cells (multicellular).
Student Learning Targets:
I can recognize or recall specific terminology (prokaryote, eukaryote, multicellular, unicellular, cell, microscope).
I can identify an organism as unicellular or multicellular (using a microscope).
I can compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
recognizes or recalls specific terminology.
identifies an organism as unicellular or multicellular (using a microscope).
Essential Vocabulary: Prokaryote, Eukaryote, multicellular, unicellular, cell, microscope parts
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
compares and contrasts prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
shows understanding of the characteristics of a living thing.
recognizes the cell as the smallest unit of a living thing and that multicellular organisms have different types of cells
concludes that the use of technology has advanced our understanding of cells (microscope)
Sample Activity: Completes a Venn diagram comparing prokaryotes and eukaryotes Conducts an investigation regarding living vs. nonliving things Microscope lab viewing different types of cells History of the discovery of cells
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.