7th Grade (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS2] Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
SCI-MS.LS2.04 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to
physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on recognizing patterns in data and making warranted inferences about changes in
populations, and on evaluating empirical evidence supporting arguments about changes to ecosystems. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and
Ecosystems are dynamic in nature; their
characteristics can vary over time. Disruptions to
any physical or biological component of an
ecosystem can lead to shifts in all its
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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