🌎 Utah SEEd 7.2 Assessment: This resource is a set of assessments for the Utah SEEd 7.2 strand. It covers all the standards in the 7.2 strand including changes to earth over time, rock cycle, geologic hazards, earth’s interior, plate tectonics, and history of earth over time. These assessments include multiple-choice and short-answer questions. You can use these after teaching each standard for assessment or as practice and review at the end of the year. Answer Keys are included. Links to Google Forms are in a PDF.
🌎 Utah SEEd 7.2 Assessments Included:
- One printable pdf
- Six Google Forms
- Answer Keys
This resource is aligned with the following standards for Utah SEEd 7th grade.
✅ Standard 7.2.1
Develop a model of the rock cycle to describe the relationship between energy flow and matter cycling that create igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks. Emphasize the processes of melting, crystallization, weathering, deposition, sedimentation, and deformation, which act together to form minerals and rocks. (ESS1.C, ESS2.A)
✅ Standard 7.2.2
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how processes have changed Earth’s surface at varying time and spatial scales. Examples of processes that occur at varying time scales could include slow plate motions or rapid landslides. Examples of processes that occur at varying spatial scales could include uplift of a mountain range or deposition of fine sediments. (ESS2.A, ESS2.C)
✅ Standard 7.2.3
Ask questions to identify constraints of specific geologic hazards and evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining the stability of human-engineered structures such as homes, roads and bridges. Examples of geologic hazards could include earthquakes, landslides, or floods. (ESS2.A, ESS2.C, ETS1.A, ETS1.B, ETS1.C)
✅ Standard 7.2.4
Develop and use a scale model of the matter in Earth’s interior to demonstrate how differences in density and chemical composition (silicon, oxygen, iron, and magnesium) cause the formation of the crust, mantle, and core. (ESS2.A)
✅ Standard 7.2.5
Ask questions and analyze and interpret data about the patterns between plate tectonics and:
1) The occurrence of earthquakes and volcanoes.
2) Continental and ocean floor features.
3) The distribution of rocks and fossils.
Examples could include identifying patterns on maps of earthquakes and volcanoes relative to plate boundaries, the shapes of the continents, the locations of ocean structures (including mountains, volcanoes, faults, and trenches), and similarities of rock and fossil types on different continents. (ESS1.C, ESS2.B)
✅ Standard 7.2.6
Make an argument from evidence for how the geologic time scale shows the age and history of Earth. Emphasize scientific evidence from rock strata, the fossil record, and the principles of relative dating such as superposition, uniformitarianism and recognizing unconformities. (ESS1.C)
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