1.1.a: Arrange components of a food chain according to energy flow.
1.1.c: Describe strategies used by organisms to balance the energy expended to obtain food to the energy gained from the food (e.g., migration to areas of seasonal abundance, switching type of prey based upon availability, hibernation or dormancy).
1.2.a: Use diagrams to trace the movement of matter through a cycle (i.e., carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, water) in a variety of biological communities and ecosystems.
1.2.d: Evaluate the impact of personal choices in relation to the cycling of matter within an ecosystem (e.g., impact of automobiles on the carbon cycle, impact on landfills of processed and packaged foods).
1.3.a: Categorize relationships among living things according to predator-prey, competition, and symbiosis.
1.3.c: Use data to interpret interactions among biotic and abiotic factors (e.g., pH, temperature, precipitation, populations, diversity) within an ecosystem.
1.3.e: Research and evaluate local and global practices that affect ecosystems.
2.1.b: Identify the function of the four major macromolecules (i.e., carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, nucleic acids).
2.2.b: Illustrate the cycling of matter and the flow of energy through photosynthesis (e.g., by using light energy to combine CO2 and H2O to produce oxygen and sugars) and respiration (e.g., by releasing energy from sugar and O2 to produce CO2 and H2O).
2.2.c: Measure the production of one or more of the products of either photosynthesis or respiration.
2.3.a: Explain how cells divide from existing cells.
2.3.c: Describe how the transport of materials in and out of cells enables cells to maintain homeostasis (i.e., osmosis, diffusion, active transport).
2.3.d: Describe the relationship between the organelles in a cell and the functions of that cell.
3.1.a: Diagram and label the structure of the primary components of representative organs in plants and animals (e.g., heart - muscle tissue, valves and chambers; lung - trachea, bronchial, alveoli; leaf - veins, stomata; stem - xylem, phloem, cambium; root - tip, elongation, hairs; skin - layers, sweat glands, oil glands, hair follicles; ovaries - ova, follicles, corpus luteum).
3.1.b: Describe the function of various organs (e.g. heart, lungs, skin, leaf, stem, root, ovary).
3.1.c: Relate the structure of organs to the function of organs.
3.2.a: Relate the function of an organ to the function of an organ system.
3.2.b: Describe the structure and function of various organ systems (i.e., digestion, respiration, circulation, protection and support, nervous) and how these systems contribute to homeostasis of the organism.
3.2.c: Examine the relationships of organ systems within an organism (e.g., respiration to circulation, leaves to roots) and describe the relationship of structure to function in the relationship.
3.2.d: Relate the tissues that make up organs to the structure and function of the organ.
4.2.b: Demonstrate possible results of recombination in sexually reproducing organisms using one or two pairs of contrasting traits in the following crosses: dominance/recessive, incomplete dominance, codominance, and sex-linked traits.
4.3.b: Explain the importance of DNA replication in cell reproduction.
4.3.c: Summarize how genetic information encoded in DNA provides instructions for assembling protein molecules.
4.3.d: Describe how mutations may affect genetic expression and cite examples of mutagens.
5.1.a: Describe the effects of environmental factors on natural selection.
5.2.a: Cite evidence that supports biological evolution over time (e.g., geologic and fossil records, chemical mechanisms, DNA structural similarities, homologous and vestigial structures).
5.2.b: Identify the role of mutation and recombination in evolution.
5.3.a: Classify organisms using a classification tool such as a key or field guide.
5.3.b: Generalize criteria used for classification of organisms (e.g., dichotomy, structure, broad to specific).
6.2.e: Relate how weather patterns are the result of interactions among ocean currents, air currents, and topography.
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019