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 
