21st Century Skills and Readiness Competencies
S.1.GLE.1: Newton?s laws of motion and gravitation describe the relationships among forces acting on and between objects, their masses, and changes in their motion ? but have limitations
S.1.GLE.1.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.1.GLE.1.IQ.2: Why do equal but opposite action and reaction forces not cancel?
S.1.GLE.2: Matter has definite structure that determines characteristic physical and chemical properties
S.1.GLE.2.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.1.GLE.2.IQ.1: What patterns can be observed in the properties of elements and families in the periodic table?
S.1.GLE.2.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.1.GLE.2.RA.4: The unique properties of nanoscale particles provide special benefits and dangers.
S.1.GLE.3: Matter can change form through chemical or nuclear reactions abiding by the laws of conservation of mass and energy
S.1.GLE.3.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.1.GLE.3.RA.1: Products formed in different types of reactions are useful to people. For example, polymerase reactions making nylon.
S.1.GLE.3.N: Nature of Science:
S.1.GLE.3.N.1: Critically evaluate chemical and nuclear change models.
S.1.GLE.4: Atoms bond in different ways to form molecules and compounds that have definite properties
S.1.GLE.4.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.1.GLE.4.IQ.2: What role do electrons play in different types of chemical bonds?
S.1.GLE.4.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.1.GLE.4.RA.3: Living systems create and use various chemical compounds such as plants making sugars from photosynthesis and chemicals that can be used as medicine, and endocrine glands producing hormones.
S.1.GLE.5: Energy exists in many forms such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, radiant, thermal, and nuclear, that can be quantified and experimentally determined
S.1.GLE.5.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.1.GLE.5.IQ.1: What factors can be measured to determine the amount of energy associated with an object?
S.1.GLE.5.IQ.4: What makes some forms of energy hard to measure?
S.1.GLE.6: When energy changes form, it is neither created not destroyed; however, because some is necessarily lost as heat, the amount of energy available to do work decreases
S.1.GLE.6.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.1.GLE.6.IQ.1: Why is 100 percent efficiency impossible in an energy transformation?
S.1.GLE.6.IQ.2: How does the law of conservation of energy help us solve problems involving complex systems?
S.1.GLE.6.IQ.3: Scientists or engineers often say energy is ?lost.? Is there a word that might be better than ?lost?? Why?
S.1.GLE.6.N: Nature of Science:
S.1.GLE.6.N.2: Ask testable questions and make a falsifiable hypothesis about the conservation of energy, and use an inquiry approach to find an answer.
S.2.GLE.1: Matter tends to be cycled within an ecosystem, while energy is transformed and eventually exits an ecosystem
S.2.GLE.1.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.1.IQ.1: How does a change in abiotic factors influence the stability or progression of an ecosystem?
S.2.GLE.1.IQ.2: What happens when the cycling of matter in ecosystems is disrupted?
S.2.GLE.1.N: Nature of Science:
S.2.GLE.1.N.1: Address differences between experiments where variables can be controlled and those where extensive observations on a highly variable natural system are necessary to determine what is happening ? such as dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico.
S.2.GLE.2: The size and persistence of populations depend on their interactions with each other and on the abiotic factors in an ecosystem
S.2.GLE.2.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.2.IQ.1: How do keystone species maintain balance in ecosystems?
S.2.GLE.2.IQ.2: How does the introduction of a non-native species influence the balance of an ecosystem?
S.2.GLE.2.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.2.GLE.2.RA.1: Earth?s carrying capacity is limited, and as the human population grows, we must find ways to increase the production of resources all people need to live.
S.2.GLE.3: Cellular metabolic activities are carried out by biomolecules produced by organisms
S.2.GLE.3.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.3.IQ.2: How does one know that enzymes speed up chemical reactions?
S.2.GLE.4: The energy for life primarily derives from the interrelated processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Photosynthesis transforms the sun?s light energy into the chemical energy of molecular bonds. Cellular respiration allows cells to utilize chemical energy when these bonds are broken.
S.2.GLE.4.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.4.IQ.1: What variables can be manipulated to change the rate of photosynthesis?
S.2.GLE.4.IQ.2: What variables affect the rate of cell respiration?
S.2.GLE.4.N: Nature of Science:
S.2.GLE.4.N.2: Critically evaluate models for photosynthesis and cellular respiration, and identify their strengths and weaknesses.
S.2.GLE.5: Cells use passive and active transport of substances across membranes to maintain relatively stable intracellular environments
S.2.GLE.5.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.5.IQ.2: Why is it important that cell membranes are selectively permeable?
S.2.GLE.5.N: Nature of Science:
S.2.GLE.5.N.1: Ask testable questions and make a falsifiable hypothesis about how cells transport materials into and out of the cell and use an inquiry approach to find the answer.
S.2.GLE.7: Physical and behavioral characteristics of an organism are influenced to varying degrees by heritable genes, many of which encode instructions for the production of proteins
S.2.GLE.7.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.2.GLE.7.RA.4: There are implications to inheriting DNA replication errors.
S.2.GLE.7.N: Nature of Science:
S.2.GLE.7.N.2: Understand that scientists work from the assumption that the universe is a single system in which the basic rules are the same everywhere ? that basic principles for genetics apply to all organisms.
S.2.GLE.9: Evolution occurs as the heritable characteristics of populations change across generations and can lead populations to become better adapted to their environment
S.2.GLE.9.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.2.GLE.9.IQ.1: How do subtle differences among closely-related fossil species provide evidence of environmental change and speciation?
S.2.GLE.9.IQ.4: How does modern agriculture affect biodiversity?
S.2.GLE.9.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.2.GLE.9.RA.2: Human activities can generate selective pressures on organisms, such as breeding new kinds of dogs and improving livestock.
S.3.GLE.1: The history of the universe, solar system and Earth can be inferred from evidence left from past events
S.3.GLE.1.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.3.GLE.1.IQ.3: How can we interpret the geologic history of an area?
S.3.GLE.3: The theory of plate tectonics helps explain geological, physical, and geographical features of Earth
S.3.GLE.3.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.3.GLE.3.IQ.1: How do the different types of plate boundaries create different landforms on Earth?
S.3.GLE.3.IQ.3: What drives plate motion?
S.3.GLE.3.N: Nature of Science:
S.3.GLE.3.N.2: Ask testable questions and make a falsifiable hypothesis about plate tectonics and design a method to find an answer.
S.3.GLE.4: Climate is the result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere
S.3.GLE.4.IQ: Inquiry Questions:
S.3.GLE.4.IQ.1: How can changes in the ocean create climate change?
S.3.GLE.4.IQ.4: How does climate change impact all of Earth?s systems?
S.3.GLE.4.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.3.GLE.4.RA.2: Human actions such as burning fossil fuels might impact Earth?s climate.
S.3.GLE.4.N: Nature of Science:
S.3.GLE.4.N.1: Understand how observations, experiments, and theory are used to construct and refine computer models.
S.3.GLE.6: The interaction of Earth's surface with water, air, gravity, and biological activity causes physical and chemical changes
S.3.GLE.6.RA: Relevance and Application:
S.3.GLE.6.RA.1: Geologic, physical, and topographic maps can be used to interpret surface features.
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018