Power Standards

7th Grade Science

  • Plan and carry out scientific investigations to help construct a claim, evidence, reasoning explanation and model about natural phenomena.
  • Understand substances are identified by their properties and can interact to form new substances with new properties while conserving mass.
  • Understand how light travels, interacts with objects and materials, and how we use light to see.
  • Explain how the shape and orientation of the Earth affect the flow of matter and energy through the atmosphere and results in weather events and global climate patterns.  
  • Explain how the body uses food and oxygen to enable the body to meet our energy needs.


8th Grade Science
  • Use and evaluate models to construct an explanation based on evidence for how geoscience processes have changed Earth's surface.

  • Analyze and interpret data to explain how traits are inherited and how populations are changed by inheritance of traits.

  • Carry out investigations and construct models to determine how forces influence motion, the relationship between forces and energy, and how to describe motion.

  • Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.