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Lisle Junior High School Science

Learning Targets

 

 

Scientific & Engineering Practices 

 

I can ask questions and define problems.
can develop and use models.
can plan and carry out investigations.
can analyze and interpret data.
can use mathematics and computational thinking.
I can construct explanations and design solutions.
can engage in argument from evidence.
I can obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.

 

 

Crosscutting Concept Targets 

 

I understand patterns within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I can explain the mechanism of cause and effect within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I understand scale, proportion, and quantity within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I understand systems and system models within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I understand how energy and matter are conserved, flow, and cycle within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I understand structure and function within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.
I understand stability and change within the areas of science studied in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade science.  

 

 

Disciplinary Core Idea Targets 

 

Sixth Grade

 

Unit: 

Physical Science

PS4.A: I understand the properties and behaviors of waves.
PS4.B: I understand electromagnetic radiation.
PS4.C: I understand how instruments that transmit and detect waves are useful in the world today.

Coming 2015-2016

Unit: 

Space Science

ESS1.A: I understand the structure and formation of the universe and its stars, and Earth's place in the universe.
ESS1.B: I understand the predictable patterns caused by Earth's movement in the solar system.

Unit: 

Life Science

LS2.A: I understand how organisms interact with the living and non-living environment to obtain energy and matter for survival.
LS2.B: I understand how energy and matter move through an ecosystem.
LS2.C: I understand that environmental changes affect ecosystems.
LS4.D: I understand biodiversity including how humans affect it and how humans are affected by it. 
ESS3.C: I understand how humans change the planet.  

Unit: 

Earth Science

ESS2.A: I understand the interactions of Earth’s systems.
ESS2.C: I understand how the movement of water shapes Earth’s surface and affects its systems.
ESS3.A: I understand how humans depend on Earth's resources.
ESS3.C: I understand how humans change the planet.  

 

 

 

Seventh Grade

Unit: 

Fossil Finders

LS4.A: I understand how different species are related.
ESS1.C: I understand how people learn about and date events in Earth’s planetary history.

Unit: 

Chemistry

PS1.A: I understand the structure and properties of matter.
PS1.B: I understand chemical reactions.

Unit: 

Physical Science

PS1.A: I understand the structure and properties of matter.
PS3.A: I understand the different forms of energy.
PS3.B: I understand conservation of energy and how energy is transferred between objects and systems.
PS3.C: I understand the relationship between energy and force.
ETS1.A: I understand the process of defining and delimiting an engineering problem.
ETS1.B: I understand the process for developing design solutions. 
ETS1.C: I understand how to compare and improve different design solutions.

Unit: 

Earth Science

ESS2.D: I understand what regulates weather and climate.
ESS3.B: I understand how natural hazards affect individuals and societies.
ESS3.D: I understand how people model and predict the effects of human activities on Earth’s climate.   

Unit: 

Life Science

LS1.A: I understand how the structure of each organism enables life functions.
LS1.D: I understand how organisms detect, process, and use information.

 

 

 

Eighth Grade

Unit: 

Earth Science

ESS2.A: I understand the interactions of Earth’s systems.
ESS2.B: I understand why the continents move and how plate tectonics causes earthquakes and volcanoes.

Unit: 

Life Science

LS1.B: I understnad how organism grow, develop, and reproduce. 
LS3.A: I understand how organisms inherit characteristics.
LS3.B: I understand why organisms in the same species vary or look, function, and behave differently from one another.
LS4.B: I understand how the genetic variations within a species affect reproduction and survival.
LS4.C: I understand how the environment influences populations of organisms over time within multiple generations.

Unit: 

Physical Science

PS2.A: I can predict and explain why an object stays in motion, changes motion, or remains stable.
PS2.B: I can explain interactions caused by electric, magnetic, and gravitational forces.

Unit: 

Chemistry

PS1.A: I understand the structure and properties of matter.
LS1.C: I understand how organisms obtain and use energy to survive.
PS3.D: I can explain energy in chemical processes and everyday life.

 

 

 

Student Learner Targets

 

I am appropriately participating in class, and I am prepared for class.
I am appropriately participating and contributing during team work.
I apply myself and complete my class work to the best of my ability.
I apply myself and complete my homework to the best of my ability.
I follow directions carefully.

 

 

Laboratory Practices

 

I appropriately participate in laboratory investigations.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisle Junior High School Science Teachers

 

Ms. Natalie Keigher
           nkeigher@lisle202.org

Seventh Grade Science - 

Room 4    

630.493.8242

Ms. Aimee Park            
          apark@lisle202.org

Sixth Grade Science - 

Room 3     

630.493.8240

Mr. Mark Prichard
           mprichard@lisle202.org

Eighth Grade Science - 

Room 2     

630.493.8241

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Lisle Jr. High School 5207 Center Ave. Lisle, IL  60532
Phone: 630-493-8200

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