SC.912.N.1: The Practice of Science

SC.912.N.1.1: Define a problem based on a specific body of knowledge, for example: biology, chemistry, physics, and earth/space science, and do the following: 1) pose questions about the natural world; 2) conduct systematic observations; 3) examine books and other sources of information to see what is already known; 4) review what is known in light of empirical evidence; 5) plan investigations; 6) use tools to gather, analyze, and represent data (this includes the use of measurement in metric and other systems, and also generation and interpretation of graphical representations of data, including data tables and graphs); 7) pose answers, explanations, or descriptions of events; 8) generate explanations that explicate or describe natural phenomena (inferences); 9) use appropriate evidence and reasoning to justify these explanations to others; 10) communicate results of scientific investigations; and 11) evaluate the merits of the explanations produced by others.

 Describing Data Using Statistics
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Estimating Population Size
 Graphing Skills
 Growing Plants
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Pattern Finder
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Real-Time Histogram
 Reverse the Field
 Seed Germination
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation
 Triple Beam Balance

SC.912.N.1.3: Recognize that the strength or usefulness of a scientific claim is evaluated through scientific argumentation, which depends on critical and logical thinking, and the active consideration of alternative scientific explanations to explain the data presented.

 DNA Analysis
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form

SC.912.N.1.6: Describe how scientific inferences are drawn from scientific observations and provide examples from the content being studied.

 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Greenhouse Effect
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)

SC.912.E.7.1: Analyze the movement of matter and energy through the different biogeochemical cycles, including water and carbon.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Energy Conversions
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails
 Rock Cycle
 Water Cycle

SC.912.L.14: Organization and Development of Living Organisms

SC.912.L.14.1: Describe the scientific theory of cells (cell theory) and relate the history of its discovery to the process of science.

 Cell Division
 Cell Structure

SC.912.L.14.2: Relate structure to function for the components of plant and animal cells. Explain the role of cell membranes as a highly selective barrier (passive and active transport).

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Diffusion
 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

SC.912.L.14.3: Compare and contrast the general structures of plant and animal cells. Compare and contrast the general structures of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure

SC.912.L.14.6: Explain the significance of genetic factors, environmental factors, and pathogenic agents to health from the perspectives of both individual and public health

 Disease Spread
 Human Homeostasis
 Human Karyotyping
 Virus Lytic Cycle

SC.912.L.14.7: Relate the structure of each of the major plant organs and tissues to physiological processes.

 Photosynthesis Lab
 Pollination: Flower to Fruit
 Seed Germination

SC.912.L.14.36: Describe the factors affecting blood flow through the cardiovascular system.

 Circulatory System

SC.912.L.14.52: Explain the basic functions of the human immune system, including specific and nonspecific immune response, vaccines, and antibiotics.

 Virus Lytic Cycle

SC.912.L.15: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms

SC.912.L.15.1: Explain how the scientific theory of evolution is supported by the fossil record, comparative anatomy, comparative embryology, biogeography, molecular biology, and observed evolutionary change.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

SC.912.L.15.4: Describe how and why organisms are hierarchically classified and based on evolutionary relationships

 Dichotomous Keys
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.912.L.15.5: Explain the reasons for changes in how organisms are classified

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.912.L.15.10: Identify basic trends in hominid evolution from early ancestors six million years ago to modern humans, including brain size, jaw size, language, and manufacture of tools.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.912.L.15.13: Describe the conditions required for natural selection, including: overproduction of offspring, inherited variation, and the struggle to survive, which result in differential reproductive success.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

SC.912.L.15.15: Describe how mutation and genetic recombination increase genetic variation.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

SC.912.L.16: Heredity and Reproduction

SC.912.L.16.1: Use Mendel's laws of segregation and independent assortment to analyze patterns of inheritance.

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

SC.912.L.16.2: Discuss observed inheritance patterns caused by various modes of inheritance, including dominant, recessive, codominant, sex-linked, polygenic, and multiple alleles

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

SC.912.L.16.3: Describe the basic process of DNA replication and how it relates to the transmission and conservation of the genetic information.

 Building DNA

SC.912.L.16.4: Explain how mutations in the DNA sequence may or may not result in phenotypic change. Explain how mutations in gametes may result in phenotypic changes in offspring.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping

SC.912.L.16.5: Explain the basic processes of transcription and translation, and how they result in the expression of genes.

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC.912.L.16.8: Explain the relationship between mutation, cell cycle, and uncontrolled cell growth potentially resulting in cancer.

 Cell Division

SC.912.L.16.9: Explain how and why the genetic code is universal and is common to almost all organisms.

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC.912.L.16.10: Evaluate the impact of biotechnology on the individual, society and the environment, including medical and ethical issues.

 DNA Analysis
 Human Karyotyping

SC.912.L.16.14: Describe the cell cycle, including the process of mitosis. Explain the role of mitosis in the formation of new cells and its importance in maintaining chromosome number during asexual reproduction.

 Cell Division

SC.912.L.17: Interdependence

SC.912.L.17.2: Explain the general distribution of life in aquatic systems as a function of chemistry, geography, light, depth, salinity, and temperature.

 Pond Ecosystem

SC.912.L.17.4: Describe changes in ecosystems resulting from seasonal variations, climate change, and succession.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

SC.912.L.17.5: Analyze how population size is determined by births, deaths, immigration, emigration, and limiting factors (biotic and abiotic) that determine carrying capacity.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

SC.912.L.17.8: Recognize the consequences of the losses of biodiversity due to catastrophic events, climate changes, human activity, and the introduction of invasive, non-native species.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Water Pollution

SC.912.L.17.9: Use a food web to identify and distinguish producers, consumers, and decomposers. Explain the pathway of energy transfer through trophic levels and the reduction of available energy at successive trophic levels.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

SC.912.L.17.11: Evaluate the costs and benefits of renewable and nonrenewable resources, such as water, energy, fossil fuels, wildlife, and forests.

 Energy Conversions
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Water Cycle
 Water Pollution

SC.912.L.17.13: Discuss the need for adequate monitoring of environmental parameters when making policy decisions.

 Greenhouse Effect
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

SC.912.L.17.20: Predict the impact of individuals on environmental systems and examine how human lifestyles affect sustainability.

 Greenhouse Effect
 Household Energy Usage
 Pond Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Road Trip (Problem Solving)
 Water Pollution

SC.912.L.18: Matter and Energy Transformations

SC.912.L.18.1: Describe the basic molecular structures and primary functions of the four major categories of biological macromolecules.

 Dehydration Synthesis
 Identifying Nutrients

SC.912.L.18.7: Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of photosynthesis.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

SC.912.L.18.8: Identify the reactants, products, and basic functions of aerobic and anaerobic cellular respiration.

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.912.L.18.9: Explain the interrelated nature of photosynthesis and cellular respiration.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plants and Snails

SC.912.L.18.10: Connect the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) to energy transfers within a cell.

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.912.L.18.11: Explain the role of enzymes as catalysts that lower the activation energy of biochemical reactions. Identify factors, such as pH and temperature, and their effect on enzyme activity.

 Collision Theory

HE.912.C.1: Comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health

HE.912.C.1.3: Evaluate how environment and personal health are interrelated.

 Disease Spread
 Human Homeostasis
 Virus Lytic Cycle
 Water Pollution

HE.912.C.1.4: Analyze how heredity and family history can impact personal health.

 Human Karyotyping
 Microevolution

HE.912.C.1.8: Analyze strategies for prevention, detection, and treatment of communicable and chronic diseases.

 Disease Spread
 Drug Dosage
 Virus Lytic Cycle

MA.912.S.1: Formulating Questions

MA.912.S.1.2: Determine appropriate and consistent standards of measurement for the data to be collected in a survey or experiment.

 Growing Plants
 Hearing: Frequency and Volume
 Real-Time Histogram
 Reverse the Field
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions
 Time Estimation

MA.912.S.3: Summarizing Data (Descriptive Statistics)

MA.912.S.3.2: Collect, organize, and analyze data sets, determine the best format for the data, and present visual summaries from the following: bar graphs; line graphs; stem and leaf plots; circle graphs; histograms; box and whisker plots; scatter plots; and cumulative frequency (ogive) graphs.

 Box-and-Whisker Plots
 Describing Data Using Statistics
 Distance-Time Graphs
 Graphing Skills
 Histograms
 Mean, Median, and Mode
 Reaction Time 1 (Graphs and Statistics)
 Trends in Scatter Plots

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