Arkansas - Science: Biology

  • Curriculum Framework     Adopted: 2005

This correlation lists the recommended Gizmos for this state's curriculum standards. Click any Gizmo title below to go to the Gizmo Details page.

MC: Molecules and Cells

MC.1: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the role of chemistry in life processes.

MC.1.B.1: Describe the structure and function of the major organic molecules found in living systems:

MC.1.B.1.c: enzymes

RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.1.B.1.e: nucleic acids

RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.2: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of cells.

MC.2.B.2: Compare and contrast prokaryotes and eukaryotes

Cell Structure

MC.2.B.3: Describe the role of sub-cellular structures in the life of a cell:

MC.2.B.3.a: organelles

Cell Structure

MC.2.B.3.b: ribosomes

Cell Structure
RNA and Protein Synthesis

MC.2.B.3.c: cytoskeleton

Cell Structure

MC.2.B.4: Relate the function of the plasma (cell) membrane to its structure

Cell Structure
Osmosis

MC.2.B.5: Compare and contrast the structures of an animal cell to a plant cell

Cell Structure

MC.2.B.7: Compare and contrast active transport and passive transport mechanisms:

MC.2.B.7.a: diffusion

Osmosis

MC.2.B.7.b: osmosis

Osmosis

MC.2.B.8: Describe the main events in the cell cycle, including the differences in plant and animal cell division:

MC.2.B.8.b: mitosis

Cell Division

MC.2.B.9: List in order and describe the stages of mitosis:

MC.2.B.9.a: prophase

Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.b: metaphase

Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.c: anaphase

Cell Division

MC.2.B.9.d: telophase.

Cell Division

MC.3: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of how cells obtain and use energy (energetics).

MC.3.B.1: Compare and contrast the structure and function of mitochondria and chloroplasts

Cell Structure

MC.3.B.4: Describe and model the conversion of light energy to chemical energy by photosynthetic organisms:

MC.3.B.4.a: light dependent reactions

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

MC.3.B.4.b: light independent reactions

Cell Energy Cycle
Photosynthesis Lab

MC.3.B.5: Compare and contrast cellular respiration and photosynthesis as energy conversion pathways

Cell Energy Cycle

HE: Heredity and Evolution

HE.4: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of heredity.

HE.4.B.1: Summarize the outcomes of Gregor Mendel's experimental procedures

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

HE.4.B.2: Differentiate among the laws and principles of inheritance:

HE.4.B.2.a: dominance

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

HE.4.B.3: Use the laws of probability and Punnett squares to predict genotypic and phenotypic ratios

Chicken Genetics
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Microevolution
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

HE.4.B.4: Examine different modes of inheritance:

HE.4.B.4.b: codominance

Chicken Genetics

HE.4.B.4.d: incomplete dominance

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Microevolution

HE.4.B.4.e: multiple alleles

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

HE.4.B.5: Analyze the historically significant work of prominent geneticists

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)

HE.4.B.6: Evaluate karyotypes for abnormalities:

HE.4.B.6.a: monosomy

Human Karyotyping

HE.4.B.6.b: trisomy

Human Karyotyping

HE.5: Students shall investigate the molecular basis of genetics.

HE.5.B.1: Model the components of a DNA nucleotide and an RNA nucleotide

Building DNA
RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.2: Describe the Watson-Crick double helix model of DNA, using the base-pairing rule (adenine-thymine, cytosine-guanine)

Building DNA

HE.5.B.3: Compare and contrast the structure and function of DNA and RNA

RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.4: Describe and model the processes of replication, transcription, and translation

RNA and Protein Synthesis

HE.5.B.6: Identify effects of changes brought about by mutations:

HE.5.B.6.a: beneficial

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.5.B.6.b: harmful

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.5.B.6.c: neutral

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.6: Students shall examine the development of the theory of biological evolution.

HE.6.B.3: Analyze the effects of mutations and the resulting variations within a population in terms of natural selection

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

HE.6.B.5: Evaluate evolution in terms of evidence as found in the following:

HE.6.B.5.a: fossil record

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

HE.6.B.5.d: morphology

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

CDL: Classification and the Diversity of Life

CDL.7: Students shall demonstrate an understanding that organisms are diverse.

CDL.7.B.4: Classify and name organisms based on their similarities and differences applying taxonomic nomenclature using dichotomous keys

Dichotomous Keys

CDL.7.B.17: Describe the structure and function of the major parts of a plant:

CDL.7.B.17.d: flowers

Pollination: Flower to Fruit

EBR: Ecology and Behavioral Relationships

EBR.8: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of ecological and behavioral relationships among organisms.

EBR.8.B.3: Diagram the carbon, nitrogen, phosphate, and water cycles in an ecosystem

Cell Energy Cycle

EBR.8.B.4: Analyze an ecosystem's energy flow through food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids

Food Chain

EBR.8.B.5: Identify and predict the factors that control population, including predation, competition, crowding, water, nutrients, and shelter

Food Chain
Rabbit Population by Season

EBR.9: Students shall demonstrate an understanding of the ecological impact of global issues.

EBR.9.B.3: Assess current world issues applying scientific themes (e.g., global changes in climate, epidemics, pandemics, ozone depletion, UV radiation, natural resources, use of technology, and public policy)

Electromagnetic Induction

Content correlation last revised: 3/25/2010