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