Courses of Study: Credit Recovery Science

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Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 23
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 23
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1.) Describe characteristics common to living things, including growth and development, reproduction, cellular organization, use of energy, exchange of gases, and response to the environment.

•  Identifying homeostasis as the process by which an organism responds to its internal or external environment
•  Predicting how an organism's behavior impacts the environment
•  Identifying unicellular organisms, including bacteria and protists, by their methods of locomotion, reproduction, ingestion, excretion, and effects on other organisms
•  Identifying the structure of a virus
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 8
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
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2.) Identify functions of organelles found in eukaryotic cells, including the nucleus, cell membrane, cell wall, mitochondria, chloroplasts, and vacuoles.

Example: mitochondria releasing energy for use in cellular respiration

•  Identifying components of the cell theory
•  Identifying cells as prokaryotic or eukaryotic
•  Listing the sequence of the mitotic cell cycle
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 16
Learning Activities: 5
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3.) Relate major tissues and organs of the skeletal, circulatory, reproductive, muscular, respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems to their functions.

•  Arranging in order the organizational levels of the human body from the cell through organ systems
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 7
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4.) Describe organisms in the six-kingdom classification system by their characteristics.

•  Recognizing genus and species as components of a scientific name
•  Identifying contributions of Aristotle and Linnaeus to the early history of taxonomy
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 10
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 10
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5.) Identify major differences between plants and animals, including internal structures, external structures, methods of locomotion, methods of reproduction, and stages of development.

•  Describing the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 10
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6.) Describe evidence of species variation due to climate, changing landforms, interspecies interaction, and genetic mutation.

Examples: fossil records over geologic time, rapid bacterial mutations due to environmental pressures

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 11
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7.) Describe biotic and abiotic factors in the environment.

Examples:

- biotic—plants, animals;

- abiotic—climate, water, soil

•  Classifying organisms as autotrophs or heterotrophs
•  Arranging the sequence of energy flow in an ecosystem through food webs, food chains, and energy pyramids
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 8
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 8
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
8.) Describe the function of chromosomes.

•  Identifying genes as parts of chromosomes that carry genetic traits
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 3
Learning Activities: 0
Lesson Plans: 3
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9.) Identify the process of chromosome reduction in the production of sperm and egg cells during meiosis.

Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
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10.) Identify differences between deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) and ribonucleic acid (RNA).

Examples:

- DNA—double helix, contains thymine;

- RNA—single stranded, contains uracil

•  Identifying Watson and Crick as scientists who discovered the shape of the DNA molecule
Credit Recovery Science (2005)
Grade(s): 7
All Resources: 7
Learning Activities: 1
Lesson Plans: 6
Multimedia: 0
Unit Plans: 0
11.) Identify Mendel's laws of genetics.

•  Recognizing Down's syndrome and sickle cell anemia as inherited genetic disorders
•  Using a monohybrid Punnett square to predict the probability of traits passed from parents to offspring