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Grade 7 - Discipline Specific Course



Instructional Segment 1: Interdependent Ecosystems

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS2-2, MS-LS2-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.B: Cycle of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems



Instructional Segment 2: Photosynthesis & Respiration

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS1-6, MS-LS1-7, MS-PS1-1, MS-PS1-5

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes and Everyday Life
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms



Instructional Segment 3: Cells and Body Systems

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS1-1, MS-LS1-2, MS-LS1-3, MS-LS1-8

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.D: Information Processing



Instructional Segment 4: Evidence of Evolution

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS4-1, MS-LS4-2, MS-LS4-3, MS-LS4-4

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity 
LS4.B: Natural Selection



Instructional Segment 5: Inheritance and Genetics

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS3-1, MS-LS3-2, MS-LS4-5, MS-ETS1-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms 
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits 
LS4.B: Natural Selection
ETS1.A: Defining and Delimiting Engineering Problems




Instructional Segment 7: Ecosystem Interactions, Revisited

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
MS-LS2-4, MS-LS2-5

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience 
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans 
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions


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