Michigan 7th Grade Life Science M-STEP (MSS) Practice

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Structure, Function, and Information Processing20%
Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems20%
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems20%
Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms20%
Natural Selection and Adaptations20%
Also includes:
  • Engineering Design
  • Questions: 1,320
  • Two-Part Items: 35
  • Vocabulary Terms: 200
  • Performance Tasks: 105
  • Instructional Videos: 67

Test Standards

Structure, Function, and Information Processing
1. (MS-LS1-1)  Made Of Cells
2. (MS-LS1-2)  Organelles
3. (MS-LS1-3)  System Interactions
4. (MS-LS1-8 )  Stimulus And Response
Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems
1. (MS-LS1-6)  Photosynthesis
2. (MS-LS1-7)  Food Energy
3. (MS-LS2-1 )  Resource Availability
4. (MS-LS2-3)  Cycling Of Matter And Flow Of Energy
5. (MS-LS2-4 )  Changes In Populations
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
1. (MS-LS2-2 )  Pattern Of Interactions
2. (MS-LS2-5 )  Maintaining Biodiversity
Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms
1. (MS-LS1-4 )  Probability Of Successful Reproduction
2. (MS-LS1-5)  Influence On Growth
3. (MS-LS3-1)  Mutations
4. (MS-LS3-2)  Asexual And Sexual Reproduction
5. (MS-LS4-5)  Desired Traits
Natural Selection and Adaptations
1. (MS-LS4-1)  Fossil Record
2. (MS-LS4-2 )  Anatomical Similarities
3. (MS-LS4-3)  Embryology
4. (MS-LS4-4)  Genetic Variations And Surviving
5. (MS-LS4-6 )  Natural Selection And Genes
Engineering Design
1. (MS-ETS1-1)  Criteria And Constraints Of A Design Problem
2. (MS-ETS1-2)  Evaluate Design Solutions
3. (MS-ETS1-3)  Compare/Contrast Design Solutions
4. (MS-ETS1-4)  Develop Models To Test Solutions