6th Grade Science Standards 

Standard 1 : Physical Science

        1.  All matter is made of atoms, which are far too small to see directly through a light microscope.  elements have uniqued atoms and thus, unique properties.  Atoms themselves are made of even smaller particles.

         2.  Atoms may stick together in well-defined molecules or be packed  together in large arrays.  Different arrangements of atoms into groups compose all substances.

         3.  The physical characteristics and changes of solid, liquid, and gas states ocan be explained using the particulate model.

         4.  Distinguish among, explain, and apply the relationships among mass, weifght, volume, and density.

Standard 2 :  Life Science

        1.  Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms,populations, and entire species

         2.  Organisms interact with each other and their environment in various ways that create a flow of energy and cycling of matter  in an ecosystem.

Standard 3 : Earth Systems Science

        1.  Complex interrelationships exist between Earth's structure and natural processes that over time are both constructive and destructive 

         2.  Water on Earth is distributed and circulated through oceans, glaciers, rivers, groundf water, and the atmosphere

         3.  Earth's natural resources provide the foundation for human society's physical needs.  Many natural resources are nonrenewable on human timescales, while others can be renewed or recycled

7th Grade Science Standards

Standard 1 : Physical Science

        1.  Mixtures of substances can be separated based on their properties such as solubility, boiling points, magnetic properties, and densities

Standard 2 : Life Science

        1.  Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment

         2.  The human body is composed o atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have specific functions and interactions

         3.  Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life

         4.  Photosynthesis and cellular respiration are important processes by which energy is acquired and utilized by organisms

         5.  Multiple lines of evidence show the evolution of organisms over geologic time

Standard 3 : Earth Systems Science

         1. Major geologic events such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mid-ocean ridges, and mountain formation are associated with plate boundaries and attributed to plate motions

           2.  Geologic time, history, and changing likfe forms are indicated by fossils and successive sedimentation, folding, faulting, and uplifting of layers of sedimentary rock