7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
SCI-MS.LS1.05 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how
environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
Clarification Statement: Examples of local environmental conditions could include availability of food, light, space, and water
(photosynthesis). Examples of genetic factors could include large breed cattle and species of grass affecting
growth of organisms. Examples of evidence could include drought decreasing plant growth, fertilizer
increasing plant growth, different varieties of plant seeds growing at different rates in different conditions,
and fish growing larger in large ponds than they do in small ponds. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.B: Growth and Development of
Genetic factors as well as local conditions
affect the growth of the adult plant.
Student Learning Targets:
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).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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