BioEYES Standards Alignment — 7th Grade

Pennsylvania State Science Curriculum Alignment

The State Board approved the final Chapter 4 regulations on September 12, 2013. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved the final regulation on November 21, 2013. With publication of Chapter 4 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the new regulations took effect on March 1, 2014. [Source]

Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education, 7th grade

3.1.A: Organisms and Cells

  • 3.1.7.A3: Explain why the life cycles of different organisms have varied lengths.

3.1.B: Genetics

  • 3.1.7.B1: Explain how genetic instructions influence inherited traits. Identify Mendelian patterns of inheritance.

3.1.C: Evolution

  • 3.1.7.C2: Explain that mutations can alter a gene and are the original source of new variations in a population.

3.4.E: The Designed World

  • 3.4.6.E1: Describe how advances and innovations in medical technologies are used to improve health care.

Science as Inquiry:

  • Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
  • Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
  • Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
  • Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
  • Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
  • Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
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