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# Utah Seventh Grade Science Core Curriculum, old version

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• #### UT.7.I.1. Describe the structure of matter in terms of atoms and molecules.

• UT.7.I.1.a Recognize that atoms are too small to see.
 Making a Cloud Chamber video, Updated, checked

• UT.7.I.1.b Relate atoms to molecules (e.g., atoms combine to make molecules).
 A Boat Full of Holes video, checked

• UT.7.I.1.c Diagram the arrangement of particles in the physical states of matter (i.e., solid, liquid, gas).
 A Bouncing Water Balloon video Egg States video, checked Ice Cream Science video, checked Review Matter-1 practice

• UT.7.I.1.d Describe the limitations of using models to represent atoms (e.g., distance between particles in atoms cannot be represented to scale in models, the motion of electrons cannot be described in most models).

• UT.7.I.1.e Investigate and report how our knowledge of the structure of matter has been developed over time.
 The Science of Rubber Bands video, checked

• #### UT.7.I.2. Accurately measure the characteristics of matter in different states.

• UT.7.I.2.a Use appropriate instruments to determine mass and volume of solids and liquids and record data.
 Review Matter-2 practice

• UT.7.I.2.b Use observations to predict the relative density of various solids and liquids.
 Density: Ice, Oil, and Water video, checked Fish in a Bucket text page Review Matter-5 practice

• UT.7.I.2.c Calculate the density of various solids and liquids.
 Cartesian Diver video, ClosedCaptions, checked

• UT.7.I.2.d Describe the relationship between mass and volume as it relates to density.
 Density: Ice, Oil, and Water video, checked Cartesian Diver video, ClosedCaptions, checked Floating Bubbles video, checked Candles in a Jar, part 2 video, ClosedCaptions, checked Candles in a Jar, part 1 video, ClosedCaptions, checked The Difference Between Weight and Mass video, checked A Cup of Cold text page Air has Weight text page Fish in a Bucket text page Review Matter-5 practice

• UT.7.I.2.e Design a procedure to measure mass and volume of gases.
 Air Space video Air has Weight text page

• #### UT.7.I.3. Investigate the motion of particles.

• UT.7.I.3.a Identify evidence that particles are in constant motion.

• UT.7.I.3.b Compare the motion of particles at various temperatures by measuring changes in the volume of gases, liquids, or solids.
 Experimenting with Dry Ice video, free, checked Why We Sweat video, checked Ice Cream Science video, checked Expansion of Solids video, ClosedCaptions, checked A Cool Experiment text page Review Matter-3 practice

• UT.7.I.3.c Design and conduct an experiment investigating the diffusion of particles.

• UT.7.I.3.d Formulate and test a hypothesis on the relationship between temperature and motion.

• UT.7.I.3.e Describe the impact of expansion and contraction of solid materials on the design of buildings, highways, and other structures.
 Expansion of Solids video, ClosedCaptions, checked Paper Petals video, ClosedCaptions

• #### UT.7.II.1. Examine the effects of density and particle size on the behavior of materials in mixtures.

• UT.7.II.1.a Compare the density of various objects to the density of known earth materials.

• UT.7.II.1.b Calculate the density of earth materials (e.g., rocks, water, air).
 Floating Bubbles video, checked

• UT.7.II.1.c Observe and describe the sorting of earth materials in a mixture based on density and particle size (e.g., sorting grains of sand of the same size with different densities, sort materials of different particle size with equal densities).

• UT.7.II.1.d Relate the sorting of materials that can be observed in streambeds, road cuts, or beaches to the density and particle size of those materials.
 Sedimentary Rocks video, learnalong

• UT.7.II.1.e Design and conduct an experiment that provides data on the natural sorting of various earth materials.
 Sedimentary Rocks video, learnalong A Cup of Cold text page

• #### UT.7.II.2. Analyze how density affects Earth's structure.

• UT.7.II.2.a Compare the densities of Earth's atmosphere, water, crust, and interior layers.
 A Cup of Cold text page

• UT.7.II.2.b Relate density to the relative positioning of Earth’s atmosphere, water, crust, and interior.
 A Cup of Cold text page

• UT.7.II.2.c Model the layering of Earth's atmosphere, water, crust, and interior due to density differences.
 A Cup of Cold text page

• UT.7.II.2.d Distinguish between models of Earth with accurate and inaccurate attributes.

• #### UT.7.III.1. Observe and describe cellular structures and functions.

• UT.7.III.1.a Use appropriate instruments to observe, describe, and compare various types of cells (e.g., onion, diatoms).

• UT.7.III.1.b Observe and distinguish the cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, and cytoplasm of cells.
 Review Cells-3 practice

• UT.7.III.1.c Differentiate between plant and animal cells based on cell wall and cell membrane.
 Review Cells-1 practice Review Cells-2 practice

• UT.7.III.1.d Model the cell processes of diffusion and osmosis and relate this motion to the motion of particles.
 Osmosis video, checked

• UT.7.III.1.e Gather information to report on how the basic functions of organisms are carried out within cells (e.g., extract energy from food, remove waste, produce their own food).
 Osmosis video, checked Calories: Measuring the Energy text page, free

• #### UT.7.III.2. Identify and describe the function and interdependence of various organs and tissues.

• UT.7.III.2.a Order the levels of organization from simple to complex (e.g., cell, tissue, organ, system, organism).
 Bird Bones video, free Reading a Skeleton video, free, checked

• UT.7.III.2.b Match a particular structure to the appropriate level (e.g., heart to organ, cactus to organism, muscle to tissue).

• UT.7.III.2.c Relate the structure of an organ to its component parts and the larger system of which it is a part.
 Reaction Time video Reading a Skeleton video, free, checked Review Anatomy-1 practice Review Anatomy-2 practice Review Anatomy-3 practice

• UT.7.III.2.d Describe how the needs of organisms at the cellular level for food, air, and waste removal are met by tissues and organs (e.g., lungs provide oxygen to cells, kidneys remove wastes from cells).
 Reading a Skeleton video, free, checked

• #### UT.7.IV.1. Compare how sexual and asexual reproduction passes genetic information from parent to offspring.

• UT.7.IV.1.a Distinguish between inherited and acquired traits.

• UT.7.IV.1.b Contrast the exchange of genetic information in sexual and asexual reproduction (e.g., number of parents, variation of genetic material).
 Extracting Your Own DNA video Review Plants-3 practice Review Cells-4 practice

• UT.7.IV.1.c Cite examples of organisms that reproduce sexually (e.g., rats, mosquitoes, salmon, sunflowers) and those that reproduce asexually (e.g., hydra, planaria, bacteria, fungi, cuttings from house plants).
 Pumpkin Guts video, free, ClosedCaptions, checked Review Plants-4 practice

• UT.7.IV.1.d Compare inherited structural traits of offspring and their parents.

• #### UT.7.IV.2. Relate the adaptability of organisms in an environment to their inherited traits and structures.

• UT.7.IV.2.a Predict why certain traits (e.g., structure of teeth, body structure, coloration) are more likely to offer an advantage for survival of an organism.
 Onion Crystals video Selective Smelling video, checked Who Evolved on First? text page, free, checked Thoughts on an Exoskeleton text page, free Review Adaptation-1 practice Review Adaptation-2 practice Review Adaptation-5 practice Review Adaptation-6 practice

• UT.7.IV.2.b Cite examples of traits that provide an advantage for survival in one environment but not other environments.

• UT.7.IV.2.c Cite examples of changes in genetic traits due to natural and manmade influences (e.g., mimicry in insects, plant hybridization to develop a specific trait, breeding of dairy cows to produce more milk).
 Fact checking GMOs text page

• UT.7.IV.2.d Relate the structure of organs to an organism’s ability to survive in a specific environment (e.g., hollow bird bones allow them to fly in air, hollow structure of hair insulates animals from hot or cold, dense root structure allows plants to grow in compact soil, fish fins aid fish in moving in water).
 Seed Search video, ClosedCaptions, checked Orange Slices video, ClosedCaptions Flowers video, ClosedCaptions Onion Crystals video Hunting with an Umbrella video, free, ClosedCaptions, Updated Bendable Bones video, checked Calling a Woodpecker video, checked Selective Smelling video, checked Thoughts on an Exoskeleton text page, free Review Plants-5 practice Review Plants-6 practice Review Plants-7 practice

• #### UT.7.V.1. Classify based on observable properties.

• UT.7.V.1.a Categorize nonliving objects based on external structures (e.g., hard, soft).

• UT.7.V.1.b Compare living, once living, and nonliving things.

• UT.7.V.1.c Defend the importance of observation in scientific classification.
 The Importance of Observation video

• UT.7.V.1.d Demonstrate that there are many ways to classify things.

• #### UT.7.V.2. Use and develop a simple classification system.

• UT.7.V.2.a Using a provided classification scheme, classify things (e.g., shells, leaves, rocks, bones, fossils, weather, clouds, stars, planets).
 Cloud Types video

• UT.7.V.2.b Develop a classification system based on observed structural characteristics.

• UT.7.V.2.c Generalize rules for classification.
 Scientific Names video, ClosedCaptions Review Classify-2 practice Review Classify-1 practice Review Classify-3 practice

• UT.7.V.2.d Relate the importance of classification systems to the development of science knowledge.

• UT.7.V.2.e Recognize that classification is a tool made by science to describe perceived patterns in nature.

• #### UT.7.V.3. Classify organisms using an orderly pattern based upon structure.

• UT.7.V.3.a Identify types of organisms that are not classified as either plant or animal.
 Microscopes: Making a Hay Infusion video, free, learnalong, checked Bacteria and Antibiotics video, ClosedCaptions

• UT.7.V.3.b Arrange organisms according to kingdom (i.e., plant, animal, monera, fungi, protist).
 Microscopes: Making a Hay Infusion video, free, learnalong, checked A Walk in the Park video, checked

• UT.7.V.3.c Use a classification key or field guide to identify organisms.

• UT.7.V.3.d Report on changes in classification systems as a result of new information or technology.

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