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 analyze the cellular organelles and functions, using different microscopic techniques, explaining functional processes chemically and structurally (e.g., osmotic, active and facilitated transport, enzyme action and protein/lipid/carbohydrate metabolism).
RNA and Protein Synthesis
12A.3: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explain the molecular nature of the genetic code, explaining the function, chemical reactions, and schematic diagrams of the molecular components of DNA, RNA and simple proteins, exploring the processes of recombinant DNA research, describing the role of chromosomes in the normal and aberrant display of hereditary traits, mutations and disease.
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
RNA and Protein Synthesis
12A.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to compare taxonomic criteria among organisms, examining unicellular, colonial, and multi-cellular organisms for common and differing characteristics.
12A.5: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explain tests of evolutionary evidence, analyzing acceptance of geologic and fossil records, researching comparative anatomy, embryology, biochemistry and cytology studies of analogous and homologous structures.
Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
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 design to explain population growth, density factors in ecosystem change and stability and biodiversity: researching population model studies to determine limiting factors and mathematical patterns of population growth in real-world situations, investigating biotic and abiotic factors of ecosystems, or identifying the roles and relationships of organisms in their community in terms of impact on populations and the ecosystem.
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
12B.3: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to research global biomes, identifying the latitude, altitude, soil, temperature and precipitation ranges, and inhabitants of the six major land-based biomes, comparing the salinity, light penetration, nutrients, and inhabitants of aquatic biomes, identifying feeding relationships within biomes, or comparing climatographs of biomes or carbon-fixing/storage productivity estimations.
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
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 investigate the energies of the electromagnetic spectrum, describing the nature/ characteristics/types/speed/ interactions of waves, contrasting the spectral bands of energy, their detection and applications, or modeling rays, reflection, refraction, diffraction and polarization of waves.
Ray Tracing (Lenses)
Ray Tracing (Mirrors)
12C.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explain how physical and chemical structures of matter affect its properties, relating bonding types and shapes of molecules to organic and inorganic compounds, or examining the colligative properties of solutes on the properties of solutions/mixtures.
12C.5: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to investigate kinetic theory and laws of thermodynamics, describing the ideal gases, analyzing the gas laws, or explaining entropy/ enthalpy, exothermic/endothermic reactions, and/or Hess's law.
Boyle's Law and Charles' Law
Temperature and Particle Motion
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 investigate motion relationships in natural and forced settings, calculating the kinematics of rectilinear, free fall, projectile, rotational, and circular motion in commonly experienced problem settings, explaining torque and center of mass in relation to the conditions of equilibrium, explaining the Doppler effect, or calculating forces in elastic and inelastic collisions.
Doppler Shift Advanced
Shoot the Monkey
Torque and Moment of Inertia
Uniform Circular Motion
12D.3: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explore atomic and nuclear physical systems, describing historic, current, and proposed research to explain purposes and impact of discoveries, or explaining radioactivity in terms of atomic decay, nuclear reactions, and emissions.
12D.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to explain harmonic motion, describing the scope of vibrational motion, calculating harmonic periods variations, constructing variations to linear and angular simple harmonic motion and elastic constants, or exploring historic studies which established applicable constants, laws and theories.
Period of Mass on a Spring
Period of a Pendulum
Simple Harmonic Motion
12D.5: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to investigate electricity and magnetism, comparing, flow, units, and charges in magnetic and electric fields and circuits, measuring electromagnetic conversions and induction, examining applicable historic discoveries, explanations and laws, explaining static electricity, or explaining the schematic designs and flow models for electromagnetic devices.
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 Earth's lithosphere and its changes, using earth rock cycle remnants, soil formation, and tectonic movements, and fossil records, constructing models of tectonic plates and their impact on large-scale structures, or constructing local topographic maps.
Building Topographic Maps
Reading Topographic Maps
12E.4: Apply scientific inquiries or technological designs to examine earth's interior and its changes, explaining the distribution and causes of natural events such as earthquakes and volcanoes, or explaining the indirect methods to determine the Earth's inner structure and its effects on the surface features.
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 examine Earth's place in the solar system, calculating distances between planetary bodies, orbital paths, trajectories and collision potential with asteroids, etc., explaining lunar and solar eclipses, or graphing meteor impact craters to geologic time periods and mass extinctions.
Orbital Motion - Kepler's Laws
Solar System Explorer
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018