Florida Next Generation Sunshine State Standards, Grade 7


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Big Idea 1: The Practice of Science.

Big Idea 2: The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge


  • SC.7.N.2.1 Identify an instance from the history of science in which scientific knowledge has changed when new evidence or new interpretations are encountered.

Big Idea 3: The Role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses, and Models

Big Idea 6: Earth Structures

Big Idea 10: Forms of Energy

Big Idea 11: Energy Transfer and Transformations

Big Idea 15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms


  • SC.7.L.15.1 Recognize that fossil evidence is consistent with the scientific theory of evolution that living things evolved from earlier species.

  • SC.7.L.15.2 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by recognizing and explaining ways in which genetic variation and environmental factors contribute to evolution by natural selection and diversity of organisms.
    Who Evolved on First? text page, free
    Review Adaptation-1 practice

  • SC.7.L.15.3 Explore the scientific theory of evolution by relating how the inability of a species to adapt within a changing environment may contribute to the extinction of that species.

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction


  • SC.7.L.16.1 Understand and explain that every organism requires a set of instructions that specifies its traits, that this hereditary information (DNA) contains genes located in the chromosomes of each cell, and that heredity is the passage of these instructions from one generation to another.

  • SC.7.L.16.2 Determine the probabilities for genotype and phenotype combinations using Punnett Squares and pedigrees.
    Punnett Squares text page

  • SC.7.L.16.3 Compare and contrast the general processes of sexual reproduction requiring meiosis and asexual reproduction requiring mitosis.
    Review Plants-3 practice

  • SC.7.L.16.4 Recognize and explore the impact of biotechnology (cloning, genetic engineering, artificial selection) on the individual, society and the environment.

Big Idea 16: Heredity and Reproduction


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