The Standards

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Grade 6 Questions |Grade 7 Questions | Grade 8 Questions


As mentioned on the main curriculum page, the Grade 6, 7 and 8 TASIS middle school science curriculum is circumscribed by seven cross-cutting scientific concepts, eight cross-cutting scientific practices, and a number of standards-based grade-level content questions. These concepts, practices and questions are presented below:

7 CROSS-CUTTING SCIENTIFIC CONCEPTS

  1. Patterns
  2. Cause and effect
  3. Scale, proportion, and quantity
  4. Systems and system models
  5. Energy and matter
  6. Structure and function
  7. Stability and change

*For a more detailed look at the 7 cross-cutting scientific concepts, click HERE (coming soon).

CROSS-CUTTING SCIENTIFIC PRACTICES

  1. Asking questions and defining problems
  2. Developing and using models
  3. Planning and carrying out investigations
  4. Analyzing and interpreting data
  5. Using mathematics and computational thinking
  6. Constructing explanations
  7. Engaging in argument from evidence
  8. Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information

*For a more detailed look at the 8 cross-cutting scientific practices, click HERE (coming soon).

STANDARDS-BASED CONTENT QUESTIONS

In addition to the cross-cutting concepts and practices described above, each middle school grade level is also circumscribed by a series of standards-based grade-level content questions.

  • For a more detailed look at the Grade 6 questions, click HERE.
  • For a more detailed look at the Grade 7 questions, clicker HERE.
  • For a more detailed look at the Grade 8 questions, clicker HERE.
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