7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
SCI-MS.LS1.06 Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of
photosynthesis in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on tracing movement of matter and flow of energy Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in
Within individual organisms, food moves through a
series of chemical reactions in which it is broken
down and rearranged to form new molecules, to
support growth, or to release energy.
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday
Cellular respiration in plants and animals involve
chemical reactions with oxygen that release stored
energy. In these processes, complex molecules
containing carbon react with oxygen to produce
carbon dioxide and other materials (secondary)
Student Learning Targets:
I can recognize or recall specific terminology (photosynthesis, glucose, chloroplast, energy, matter, respiration, products, reactants).
I can write the formula for photosynthesis.
I can write the formula for respiration.
I can describe the process of photosynthesis using raw materials (reactants) and the production of wastes (products) in the storage of energy.
I can describe the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration.
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).