Mastery List

Time Frame

Students will have mastered the following:

September – January

  1. Identify a problem about the natural world by applying the Scientific Method.
  2. Understand Lab Safety is important during an experiment.
  3. Properly use and take proper care of lab equipment.
  4. Define and understand science vocabulary associated with each concept.
  5. Calculate speed using the formula: speed=(distance/time).
  6. Calculate acceleration using the formula: a=(Vfinal-Vinitial)/time.
  7. Know the proper units for each equation.
  8. Interpret Newton’s Three Laws of Motion through experiments.
  9. Calculate force using the formula: F = ma = (mass in kg) x (acceleration in meters/sec2).
  10. Identify the needs of living things and describe the cellular processes in organisms,
  11. Identify the use, care, and function of the microscope and its parts.
  12. Describe advancements of technology as utilized in modern medicine.

February - June

  1. Identify the basic structure and function of the cell, both animal and plant.
  2. Describe the importance of osmosis and diffusion as it relates to the life of a cell.
  3. Classify the six kingdoms of living things and distinguish their characteristics.
  4. Describe the two bacteria kingdoms and identify harmful and helpful bacteria.
  5. Identify the major protist groups.
  6. Identify basic fungi traits and differentiate between the helpful and harmful types.
  7. Compare and contrast vascular and non-vascular plants.
  8. Describe the process of photosynthesis and know the basic equation.
  9. Identify the basic structure and function of the human digestive system.
  10. Comparatively dissect the worm and frog and identify the major organs of the digestive system.
  11. Describe the basic elements of genetics.
  12. -Describe the theory of natural selection.