7.PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

7.PS1.1: Develop and use models to illustrate the structure of atoms, including the subatomic particles with their relative positions and charge.

Element Builder

7.PS1.4: Analyze and interpret chemical reactions to determine if the total number of atoms in the reactants and products support the Law of Conservation of Mass.

Chemical Changes
Chemical Equations

7.PS1.6: Create and interpret models of substances whose atoms represent the states of matter with respect to temperature and pressure.

Phase Changes
Phases of Water

7.LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

7.LS1.1: Develop and construct models that identify and explain the structure and function of major cell organelles as they contribute to the life activities of the cell and organism.

Cell Structure
Cell Types
RNA and Protein Synthesis

7.LS1.2: Conduct an investigation to demonstrate how the cell membrane maintains homeostasis through the process of passive transport.


7.LS1.3: Evaluate evidence that cells have structural similarities and differences in organisms across kingdoms.

Cell Structure
Cell Types

7.LS1.5: Explain that the body is a system comprised of subsystems that maintain equilibrium and support life through digestion, respiration, excretion, circulation, sensation (nervous and integumentary), and locomotion (musculoskeletal).

Circulatory System
Digestive System
Human Homeostasis
Muscles and Bones

7.LS1.6: Develop an argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to explain how behavioral and structural adaptations in animals and plants affect the probability of survival and reproductive success.

Comparing Climates (Metric)

7.LS1.8: Construct an explanation demonstrating that the function of mitosis for multicellular organisms is for growth and repair through the production of genetically identical daughter cells.

Cell Division

7.LS1.9: Construct a scientific explanation based on compiled evidence for the processes of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, and anaerobic respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

Cell Energy Cycle
Plants and Snails

7.LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

7.LS2.1: Develop a model to depict the cycling of matter, including carbon and oxygen, including the flow of energy among biotic and abiotic parts of an ecosystem.

Carbon Cycle
Cell Energy Cycle
Plants and Snails
Pond Ecosystem

7.LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

7.LS3.1: Hypothesize that the impact of structural changes to genes (i.e., mutations) located on chromosomes may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of the organism.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
RNA and Protein Synthesis

7.LS3.2: Distinguish between mitosis and meiosis and compare the resulting daughter cells.


7.LS3.3: Predict the probability of individual dominant and recessive alleles to be transmitted from each parent to offspring during sexual reproduction and represent the phenotypic and genotypic patterns using ratios.

Fast Plants® 2 - Mystery Parent
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

Correlation last revised: 8/16/2021

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