12A: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt, and change.
12A.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to distinguish the similarities and differences of offspring in organisms (including humans), comparing specific characteristics of offspring with their parents, or predicting possible genetic combinations from selected parental characteristics.
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
12A.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine the nature of learned behavior or responses in all organisms (including humans), distinguishing characteristics as learned or inherited, or conducting simple surveys relating to learned behaviors of classmates, and/or family members.
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
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 categorize organisms (including humans) by their energy relationships in their environments, classifying organisms by their position in a food web, grouping organisms according to their adaptive internal and/or external features, contrasting food webs within and among different biomes, identifying the biotic and abiotic factors associated with specific habitats, or making simple inferences to the closed systems of other planets.
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
12B.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explain competitive, adaptive and survival potential of species in different local or global ecosystems, identifying survival characteristics of organisms, explaining abiotic or biotic factors which threaten health or survival of populations or species (including humans), or identifying theories explaining mass extinctions.
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 explore energy, demonstrating how mirrors, prisms, diffraction gratings and filters direct light patterns, diagramming how electricity can be produced from different sources of energy, explaining how electrical energy can be converted to light, heat, sound, and magnetic energy, analyzing common examples of potential and kinetic energy, or comparing insulation, conduction, convection, and radiation of heat.
Conduction and Convection
Energy Conversion in a System
Heat Transfer by Conduction
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Potential Energy on Shelves
12C.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to distinguish the properties of matter, separating components of mixtures by solubility, magnetic properties and densities, analyzing compound samples by quantitative methods, graphing the temperature variations associated with phase changes of simple substances, or categorizing the properties of common elements into a graphic format.
Phases of Water
12D: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.
12D.1: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explore constant, variable and periodic motion, tracing and measuring motion of vehicles (e.g., cars, bicycles, skates) in terms of position, direction, acceleration and speed in straight line, circular and inclined paths, introducing the concepts of harmonic and oscillating motion in everyday examples, or applying the concepts of natural frequency.
Free Fall Tower
12D.2: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to analyze actions and reactions, examining initial and final forces, manipulating simple direct and inverse proportions to forces, explaining thrust, weight, lift and drag in flight, analyzing gears and gear ratios to do work, or demonstrating Newton's Laws of Motion in terms of space flight.
Ants on a Slant (Inclined Plane)
Force and Fan Carts
12E: Students who meet the standard know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of Earth and its resources.
12E.3: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine long-term global, national and local renewable and nonrenewable resource supplies, explaining how historic economic choices have affected resource supplies, or focusing on comparative historic and projected water supplies and demands such as those for the local community, Illinois, the nation, and/or the world.
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 introduce concepts that explain planetary, interplanetary and stellar characteristics and cycles, generalizing the composition and features of the inner and outer planets, asteroids, comets, and different star types, applying orbital concepts for seasonal positions of constellations, applying apparent motions in the sky to use the sky as a clock, compass or calendar, explaining how the planets change their position in the sky relative to the stars over time using varying astronomic images.
Comparing Earth and Venus
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Summer and Winter
Correlation last revised: 3/1/2018