• 6th Grade Quarter 1



    1. How do scientists think? 2. What are crosscutting concepts? 3. How do the CCCs cut across all sciences and other areas of study?


    1. How do living organisms interact with living and non-living parts of the environment? 2. What effect did the reintroduction of wolves have on the food web in Yellowstone National Park


    1. What effect do biotic and abiotic factors have on populations? 2. How do biotic and abiotic factors affect patterns of interaction among organisms?


    Should wolves be reintroduced into the northeastern US?


    1. How do natural disasters affect ecosystems like the Yellowstone ecosystem? 2. What happens over time after anecosystem is disrupted by a fire? 3. How do organisms get the matter and energy they need to grow and conduct life processes? 4. What happens to matter and energy in an organism after the organism dies?”


    5. How does energy flow in an ecosystem? 6. Where does all the energy transformed by producers go? 7. How can a model be used to represent and make predictions about an ecosystem?


    1. How do plants use energy from the sun to grow? 2. How is food rearranged through chemical reactions that support growth and/or release of energy as it moves through an organism?




    7th Grade Quarter 1


    Q1: HOW do scientists THINK? (CCCs) Q2: WHAT practices do scientists do on a daily basis? (SEPs)

    Q1: How do solids, liquids, and gasses look different at a particle level?

    Q2: How does the motion of particles affect the phase of matter? Q3: How does the arrangement of particles change as the phase changes? Q4: How does pressure affect the phase of matter?

    Q5: Explain the relationship between the structure of a substance and the properties of a substance? Q6: Analyze the relationship betweenmolecules, compounds, and pure substances. engineers?

    Q7: How can we apply what we learned to a similar phenomenon?

    Q7: What do models of molecules and extended structures show? Q8: What are two physical and two chemical properties that you can use to identify a substance? Q9: Compare and contrast mass and weight. Q10: Describe how the density of a substance is found?

    Q11: What does models and atoms and molecules allow us to understand about how they interact?

    Q12: How do models of atoms of varying scales allow us to understand the structure and function of matter?

    Q13: What is the relationship between elements? Q14: Why/how is organizing elements in a periodic table useful to scientists and engineers?