VI: Biology

VI.A: Structure and function of cells

VI.A.2: Explain in your own words how cells can be categorized into two major types: prokaryotic and eukaryotic, and describe major features that distinguish one from the other.

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis

VI.A.3: Describe the structure and function of major sub-cellular organelles.

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

VI.A.4: Describe the major features of mitosis and relate this process to growth and asexual reproduction.

 Cell Division

VI.A.6: Know the structure of membranes and how this relates to permeability.

 Cell Structure

VI.B: Biochemistry

VI.B.1: Understand the major categories of biological molecules: lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, and nucleic acids.

 Identifying Nutrients
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

VI.B.3: Describe the major features and chemical events of photosynthesis.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

VI.B.4: Describe the major features and chemical events of cellular respiration.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

VI.C: Evolution and populations

VI.C.2: Recognize variations in population sizes, including extinction, and describe mechanisms and conditions that produce these variations.

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

VI.D: Molecular genetics and heredity

VI.D.1: Understand Mendel's laws of inheritance.

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

VI.D.3: Understand the molecular structures and functions of nucleic acids.

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

VI.E: Classification and taxonomy

VI.E.1: Know ways in which living things can be classified based on each organism's internal and external structure, development, and relatedness of DNA sequences.

 Dichotomous Keys
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

VI.F: Systems and homeostasis

VI.F.1: Know that organisms possess various structures and processes (feedback loops) that maintain steady internal conditions.

 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

VI.G: Ecology

VI.G.2: Know patterns of energy flow and material cycling in Earth's ecosystems.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain

VII: Chemistry

VII.A: Matter and its properties

VII.A.1: Know that physical and chemical properties can be used to describe and classify matter.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

VII.B: Atomic structure

VII.B.1: Summarize the development of atomic theory. Understand that models of the atom are used to help us understand the properties of elements and compounds.

 Bohr Model of Hydrogen
 Bohr Model: Introduction

VII.C: Periodic table

VII.C.1: Know the organization of the periodic table.

 Electron Configuration

VII.C.2: Recognize the trends in physical and chemical properties as one moves across a period or vertically through a group.

 Electron Configuration

VII.D: Chemical bonding

VII.D.1: Characterize ionic bonds, metallic bonds, and covalent bonds. Describe the properties of metals and ionic and covalent compounds.

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

VII.E: Chemical reactions

VII.E.1: Classify chemical reactions by type. Describe the evidence that a chemical reaction has occurred.

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations
 Equilibrium and Concentration

VII.E.5: Understand energy changes in chemical reactions.

 Chemical Changes

VII.E.6: Understand chemical kinetics.

 Collision Theory

VII.F: Chemical nomenclature

VII.F.1: Know formulas for ionic compounds.

 Ionic Bonds

VII.G: The mole and stoichiometry

VII.G.1: Understand the mole concept.

 Chemical Equations
 Limiting Reactants
 Stoichiometry

VII.G.2: Understand molar relationships in reactions, stoichiometric calculations, and percent yield.

 Chemical Equations
 Limiting Reactants
 Stoichiometry

VII.H: Thermochemistry

VII.H.2: Understand energy changes and chemical reactions.

 Chemical Changes

VII.I: Properties and behavior of gases, liquids, and solids

VII.I.1: Understand the behavior of matter in its various states: solid, liquid, gas.

 Phase Changes

VII.I.3: Understand principles of ideal gas behavior and kinetic molecular theory.

 Temperature and Particle Motion

VII.I.7: Describe intermolecular forces.

 Phase Changes

VII.J: Basic structure and function of biological molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids

VII.J.1: Understand the major categories of biological molecules: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

 Identifying Nutrients
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

VII.K: Nuclear chemistry

VII.K.1: Understand radioactive decay.

 Nuclear Decay

VIII: Physics

VIII.A: Matter

VIII.A.3: Understand the concepts of mass and inertia.

 Fan Cart Physics

VIII.A.4: Understand the concept of density.

 Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
 Density Laboratory

VIII.B: Vectors

VIII.B.2: Demonstrate knowledge of vector mathematics using a graphical representation.

 Adding Vectors
 Vectors

VIII.C: Forces and Motion

VIII.C.1: Understand the fundamental concepts of kinematics.

 Distance-Time Graphs
 Free-Fall Laboratory
 Golf Range
 Shoot the Monkey

VIII.C.2: Understand forces and Newton's Laws.

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics

VIII.C.3: Understand the concept of momentum.

 2D Collisions
 Air Track
 Roller Coaster Physics

VIII.D: Mechanical Energy

VIII.D.1: Understand potential and kinetic energy.

 Air Track
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics

VIII.D.2: Understand conservation of energy.

 Air Track
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Roller Coaster Physics

VIII.D.3: Understand the relationship of work and mechanical energy.

 Pulley Lab

VIII.E: Rotating systems

VIII.E.1: Understand rotational kinematics.

 Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects

VIII.E.2: Understand the concept of torque.

 Torque and Moment of Inertia

VIII.E.4: Understand angular momentum.

 Torque and Moment of Inertia

VIII.F: Fluids

VIII.F.3: Understand buoyancy.

 Archimedes' Principle
 Density Laboratory
 Determining Density via Water Displacement

VIII.G: Oscillations and waves

VIII.G.1: Understand basic oscillatory motion and simple harmonic motion.

 Period of Mass on a Spring
 Period of a Pendulum
 Simple Harmonic Motion

VIII.G.2: Understand the difference between transverse and longitudinal waves.

 Longitudinal Waves

VIII.G.4: Understand the properties and behavior of sound waves.

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

VIII.I: Electromagnetism

VIII.I.1: Discuss electric charge and electric force.

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Electromagnetic Induction
 Pith Ball Lab

VIII.I.4: Apply the concept of power to electricity.

 Household Energy Usage

VIII.I.5: Discuss basic DC circuits that include voltage sources and combinations of resistors.

 Circuit Builder

VIII.I.6: Discuss basic DC circuits that include voltage sources and combinations of capacitors.

 Circuit Builder

VIII.I.7: Understand magnetic fields and their relationship to electricity.

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Magnetic Induction

VIII.J: Optics

VIII.J.2: Understand the wave/particle duality of light.

 Photoelectric Effect

IX: Earth and Space Sciences

IX.A: Earth systems

IX.A.2: Understand relationships and interactions among atmosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere.

 Carbon Cycle

IX.B: Sun, Earth, and moon system

IX.B.1: Understand interactions among the sun, Earth, and moon.

 3D Eclipse
 Moonrise, Moonset, and Phases
 Phases of the Moon
 Tides

IX.C: Solar system

IX.C.1: Describe the structure and motions of the solar system and its components.

 Phases of the Moon

IX.E: Plate tectonics

IX.E.2: Identify the major tectonic plates.

 Plate Tectonics

IX.E.3: Describe the motions and interactions of tectonic plates.

 Plate Tectonics

IX.F: Energy transfer within and among systems

IX.F.2: Give examples of effects of energy transfer within and among systems.

 2D Collisions

X: Environmental Science

X.B: Energy

X.B.1: Understand energy transformations.

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

X.C: Populations

X.C.1: Recognize variations in population sizes, including human population and extinction, and describe mechanisms and conditions that produce these variations.

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

X.E: Human practices and their impacts

X.E.1: Describe the different uses for land (land management).

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

X.E.3: Know the different methods used to increase food production.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

X.E.4: Understand land and water usage and management practices.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

X.E.5: Understand how human practices affect air, water, and soil quality.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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