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

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Structure, Function, and Information Processing 20%
Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems 20%
Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems 20%
Growth, Development, and Reproduction of Organisms 20%
Natural Selection and Adaptations 20%
Also includes:
  • Engineering Design
  • Questions 1,360
  • Vocabulary Terms 200
  • Performance Tasks 106
  • 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