Tested State Standards
1.B.4: The student knows that cells are the basic structures of all living things with specialized parts that perform specific functions and that viruses are different from cells.
1.B.4.B: investigate and explain cellular processes, including homeostasis, energy conversions, transport of molecules, and synthesis of new molecules; and
1.B.5: The student knows how an organism grows and the importance of cell differentiation.
1.B.5.A: describe the stages of the cell cycle, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication and mitosis, and the importance of the cell cycle to the growth of organisms;
1.B.9: The student knows the significance of various molecules involved in metabolic processes and energy conversions that occur in living organisms.
1.B.9.A: compare the structures and functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids; and
2.B.6: The student knows the mechanisms of genetics, including the role of nucleic acids and the principles of Mendelian Genetics.
2.B.6.A: identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;
2.B.6.C: explain the purpose and process of transcription and translation using models of DNA and RNA;
2.B.6.F: predict possible outcomes of various genetic combinations such as monohybrid crosses, dihybrid crosses and non-Mendelian inheritance;
3.B.7: The student knows evolutionary theory is a scientific explanation for the unity and diversity of life.
3.B.7.A: analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental;
3.B.7.B: analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record;
3.B.7.C: analyze and evaluate how natural selection produces change in populations, not individuals;
3.B.7.D: analyze and evaluate how the elements of natural selection, including inherited variation, the potential of a population to produce more offspring than can survive, and a finite supply of environmental resources, result in differential reproductive success;
3.B.7.E: analyze and evaluate the relationship of natural selection to adaptation and to the development of diversity in and among species;
3.B.7.F: analyze and evaluate the effects of other evolutionary mechanisms, including genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and recombination; and
3.B.8: The student knows that taxonomy is a branching classification based on the shared characteristics of organisms and can change as new discoveries are made.
3.B.8.B: categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups; and
4.B.9: The student knows the significance of various molecules involved in metabolic processes and energy conversions that occur in living organisms.
4.B.9.B: compare the reactants and products of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of energy and matter; and
4.B.11: The student knows that biological systems work to achieve and maintain balance.
4.B.11.A: describe the role of internal feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis.
5.B.11: The student knows that biological systems work to achieve and maintain balance.
5.B.11.B: investigate and analyze how organisms, populations, and communities respond to external factors;
5.B.12: The student knows that interdependence and interactions occur within an environmental system.
5.B.12.A: interpret relationships, including predation, parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, and competition among organisms;
5.B.12.B: compare variations and adaptations of organisms in different ecosystems;
5.B.12.C: analyze the flow of matter and energy through trophic levels using various models, including food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids;
5.B.12.D: recognize that long-term survival of species is dependent on changing resource bases that are limited;
5.B.12.E: describe the flow of matter through the carbon and nitrogen cycles and explain the consequences of disrupting these cycles; and
6.B.2: The student uses scientific methods and equipment during laboratory and field investigations.
6.B.2.B: know that hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;
6.B.2.E: plan and implement descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;
6.B.2.G: analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018