12.A.3a: Explain how cells function as "building blocks" of organisms and describe the requirements for cells to live.
12.A.3b: Compare characteristics of organisms produced from a single parent with those of organisms produced by two parents.
12.A.3c: Compare and contrast how different forms and structures reflect different functions (e.g., similarities and differences among animals that fly, walk or swim; structures of plant cells and animal cells).
12.B.3a: Identify and classify biotic and abiotic factors in an environment that affect population density, habitat and placement of organisms in an energy pyramid.
12.B.3b: Compare and assess features of organisms for their adaptive, competitive and survival potential (e.g., appendages, reproductive rates, camouflage, defensive structures).
12.C.3a: Explain interactions of energy with matter including changes of state and conservation of mass and energy.
12.D.3a: Explain and demonstrate how forces affect motion (e.g., action/reaction, equilibrium conditions, free-falling objects).
12.D.3b: Explain the factors that affect the gravitational forces on objects (e.g., changes in mass, distance).
12.E.3a: Analyze and explain large-scale dynamic forces, events and processes that affect the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g., jetstream, hurricanes, plate tectonics).
12.E.3b: Describe interactions between solid earth, oceans, atmosphere and organisms that have resulted in ongoing changes of Earth (e.g., erosion, El Nino).
12.F.3b: Describe the organization and physical characteristics of the solar system (e.g., sun, planets, satellites, asteroids, comets).
Correlation last revised: 3/1/2018