Grade 
Middle School Science Expectations 
(CAC)

(CAC) Every Breath You Take

(CAC) Lung Power and Air Pollution (Grade 7) 
6 
Life Sciences: Changes in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individual organisms, populations, and entire species. 
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 


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. 



7 
Life Sciences: Individual organisms with certain traits are more likely than others to survive and have offspring in a specific environment. 

X 

7 
Life Sciences: The human body is composed of atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems that have functions and interactions. 

X 
X 
7 
Life Sciences: Cells are the smallest unit of life that can function independently and perform all the necessary functions of life. 

X 
X 
8 
Life Sciences: Human activities can deliberately or inadvertently alter ecosystems and their resiliency. 




Reading, Writing, and Communicating Expectations 



6 
Oral Expression: Successful group discussions require planning and participation by all. 



6 
Reading for All Purposes: Understanding the meaning within different types of literature depends on properly analyzing literary components. 



6 
Reading for All Purposes: Organizing structure to understand and analyze factual information. 
X 


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. 
X 


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. 

X 
X 
8 
Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages. 



8 
Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand selfmonitoring and self assessment. 



8 
Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. 




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 


6 
Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates. 
X 


6 
Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Patterns can be described using words, tables, and graphs. 



6 
Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Questions can be answered by collecting and analyzing data and data displays. 
X 


6 
Data, Analysis, Statisctics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. 



6 
Shape, Dimension, and Geometric Relationships: Standard units provide common language for communicating measurements. 
X 


7 
Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. 



7 
Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. 



8 
Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions. 



8 
Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of twovariable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge. 



Grade 
Middle School Science Expectations 
(On the Air)

(On the Air)

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. 


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. 


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. 



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. 


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. 
X 
X 
7 
Oral Expression: Small and large group discussions rely on active listening and the effective contributions of all participants. 


7 
Research & Reasoning: Answering a research question logistically beings with obtaining and analyzing information from a variety of sources. 


7 
Research & Reasoning: Logical information requires documented sources. 


8 
Oral Expression: A variety of response strategies clarifies meaning or messages. 


8 
Reading for All Purposes: Quality comprehension and interpretation of literary texts demand selfmonitoring and self assessment. 


8 
Research & Reasoning: Individual research projects being with information obtained from a variety of sources, and is organized, documented, and presented using logical procedures. 



Middle School Mathematics Expectations: 


6 
Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: In the real number system, positive rational numbers are represented in multiple equivalent forms. 


6 
Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Formulate, represent, and use algorithms with positive rational numbers flexibly, accurately and efficiently. 


6 
Number, Sense, Properties, and Operations: Quantities can be expressed and compared using ratios and rates. 


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 
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. 


7 
Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Mathematical models are used to determine probability. 


8 
Patterns, Functions, and Algebraic Structures: Graphs, tables, and equations can be used to distinguish between linear and nonlinear functions. 


8 
Data, Analysis, Statistics, and Probablility: Visual displays and summary statistics of twovariable data condense the information in data sets into usable knowledge. 


Grade 
Middle School Science Expectations 
(Thinkport) Compare Your Air

(Thinkport) Every Breath You Take

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 
