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New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards

The 7th grade Life Science curriculum at HMS has been developed to work with the 5th, 6th and 8th grade curricula to meet the 5-8 science standards as outlined by the State of New Jersey.

7th grade science at Hackensack Middle School meets the following NJCCC standards:

STANDARD 5.1 (Scientific Processes) All students will develop problem-solving, decision-making and inquiry skills, reflected by formulating usable questions and hypotheses, planning experiments, conducting systematic observations, interpreting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and communicating results.  (All strands)

STANDARD 5.2 (Science and Society) All students will develop an understanding of how people of various cultures have contributed to the advancement of science and technology, and how major discoveries and events have advanced science and technology.  (All strands)

STANDARD 5.3 (Mathematical Applications) All students will integrate mathematics as a tool for problem-solving in science, and as a means of expressing and/or modeling scientific theories.
        Strand D - Data Analysis and Probability
                            1.  Represent and describe mathematical relationships among
                                 variables using graphs and tables

STANDARD 5.5 (Characteristics of Life) All students will gain an understanding of the structure, characteristics, and basic needs of organisms and will investigate the diversity of life. (All strands)

STANDARD 5.8 (Earth Science) All students will gain an understanding of the structure, dynamics, and geophysical systems of the earth.
         Strand C - Processes that Shape the Earth
                             1.  Explain how Earth's landforms and materials are created
                                  through constructive and destructive processes.
                             2.  Show how successive layers of sedimentary rock and the
                                  fossils contained in them can be used to confirm the age,
                                  history, changing life forms and geology of Earth.

STANDARD 5.10 (Environmental Studies) All students will develop an understanding of the environment as a system of interdependent components affected by human activity and natural phenomena. (All strands)


To see all of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards for Science, visit the State website.


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