Grade

Middle School Science Expectations

(Thinkport) Compare Your Air
(Grades 6,7,8)

(Thinkport) Every Breath You Take
(Grades 6,7,8)

6

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

X

X

6

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

X

X

6

Earth System Sciences: 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.

X

X

7

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



7

Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions.


X

7

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



8

Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency.

X

X


Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations



6

Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all.

X

X

6

Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components.

X


6

Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information.



6

Research & Reasoning: Individual and group research projects require obtaining information on a topic from a variety of sources and organizing it for a presentation.



7

Oral Expression: Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants.

X

X

7

Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources.

X

X

7

Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources.



8

Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages.

X

X

8

Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand selfmonitoring and self assessment.

X


8

Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures.

X

X


Middle School Mathematics Expectations:



6

Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms.

X


6

Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently.

X

X

6

Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates.

X

X

6

Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Patterns can be described using words, tables, and graphs.

X


6

Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Questions can be answered by collecting and analyzing data and data displays.

X

X

6

Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability.

X


6

Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Standard units provide common language for communicating measurements.



7

Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently.

X

X

7

Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability.

X


8

Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions.

X


8

Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of twovariable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge.

X

