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GR 7 Continuing Learning

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About Continuing Learning

Continuing Learning Goals are intended to be met throughout the school year in a variety of ways.  These learning goals are applicable to much of the content in each of the units.  This material can and should be woven into the framework of your instruction throughout the course of your teaching.


Nature of Science

·      scientific experiment -using methods or principles of science to complete a procedure undertaken to make a discovery, test a hypothesis, or demonstrate a known fact

·      variable- anything that can change during an experiment

·      control-the standard to which your result can be measured

·      data-the information gathered from observations of an experiment


Technology, Environment, and Society

  • investigation - examine or research something thoroughly
  • professions - paid jobs that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification
  • businesses - occupations, professions, or trade
  • research - investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new  conclusions
  • opinion - a view or judgment formed about something; how you feel or believe
  • consequences - results or effects of an action or condition
  • creation - the process of bringing something new into existence
  • extinction - the process of a species, family or large group being or becoming extinct
  • genetically modified - changing the genes (units of heredity) in an organism
  • pesticides - a substance used to destroy insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or animals
  • lifestyle choices - the ways in which a person lives
  • eating poorly - an activity that is harmful to the human body; eating unhealthy foods; not eating foods from all the food groups
  • smoking - an activity that is harmful to the human body; inhale and exhale the smoke of tobacco
  • emphysema - a condition in which the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged, causing breathlessness
  • bronchitis - inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. It typically causes bronchospasm and coughing
  • heart disease - a disease that affects the heart
  • genetics - the study of how traits are inherited through the actions of alleles
  • ecology - the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings
  • genetic defects - deformities that exist at birth; occur when genes are missing, are in excess, mutated or in the wrong location
  • population disturbances - factors that affect the normal growth and reproduction of a species
  • over-reproduction - a population gets larger when the number of individuals born is greater that the number of individuals that die
  • global warming - a speculation that the Earth’s temperature is rising: during a 100-year period, Earth’s average temperature increased by 1 degree Celsius (it is unknown whether this rise was caused by human activities or is a natural part of the Earth’s weather cycle)

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