12A: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change.
12A.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explore the patterns of change in life cycles of plants and animals, comparing the stages within simple life cycles, examining and comparing microscopic and macroscopic life forms and their structures, or making generalizations of observed patterns.
12A.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explore the similarities and differences of generations of offspring, comparing and contrasting specific characteristics of offspring with their parents from immaturity to maturity (e.g., teeth, coloration, metamorphosis variations), linking characteristics (e.g., habit of walking, kind of teeth, use of appendages) among animals to changes over time.
12A.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine the nature of learned behavior in animals, distinguishing specific characteristics as learned or inherited in various examples, or conducting simple surveys relating to learned behaviors or attitudes of classmates.
Reverse the Field
12B: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environment.
12B.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine relationships among organisms in their environment, diagramming a simple relationship between plants and/or animals (i.e., predator/prey, parasite/host, consumer/producer) commonly found in local habitats, describing simple food chains and webs in various habitats, considering habitat changes due to changes in moisture, temperature, or seasons, or contrasting the behavioral patterns and adaptations of organisms from different ecosystems.
Plants and Snails
Rabbit Population by Season
Summer and Winter
12C: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.
12C.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to compare the properties of various kinds of energy, demonstrating how light travels in a straight line and can be reflected, refracted, or absorbed, experimenting with a variety of ways that heat can be produced, transmitted or absorbed, examining how sound can be detected in animals, exploring how sound is transmitted in different objects, identifying various sources of power in community resources, exploring heat distribution in the classroom or building, or explaining the interrelationships among light, heat, sound, chemical, electrical and mechanical energy.
12D: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
12D.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to analyze forces, collecting and graphing mathematical data on mechanical advantage using simple machines, comparing the relationships of weight and mass on Earth, the moon or other planets, or exploring the effect of friction in common examples.
Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Force and Fan Carts
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Wheel and Axle
12E: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of Earth and its resources.
12E.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine the Earth's land, water and atmospheric conditions, describing erosion/weathering in terms of impact on features on Earth, diagramming the water cycle to explain changes that occur in the atmosphere during different weather conditions, or predicting atmospheric conditions from cloud, barometric, and other observations.
Effect of Environment on New Life Form
12E.3: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to evaluate natural resource supplies, mapping availabilities of these resources, or examining the human causes of diminished supplies of resources.
12F: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that explain the composition and structure of the universe and Earth's place in it.
12F.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to study celestial objects in space, comparing planetary objects' composition and distances, introducing the categories of stars and their characteristics, explaining how planets change their position in the sky relative to the stars, or outlining the kinds of space research advances, risks and benefits.
Comparing Earth and Venus
12F.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to document the natural cycles and patterns in the solar system, using models of planetary orbits to predict the planets' changing positions, the Moon's changing phases, Earth's changing seasons, the visible constellations' paths, or introducing the relationship of solar system cycles to planning for space flights.
Phases of the Moon
Summer and Winter
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018