LS: Life Science

LS.1: Structure and Function in Living Systems

LS.1.2: Compare the basic structures and functions of different types of cells

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis

LS.1.3: Illustrate and demonstrate osmosis and diffusion in cells

 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

LS.1.4: Compare functions of plant and animal cell structures (i.e., organelles)

 Cell Structure
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

LS.1.7: Construct a word equation that illustrates the processes of photosynthesis and respiration

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

LS.1.8: Distinguish between aerobic respiration and anaerobic respiration

 Cell Energy Cycle

LS.1.9: Relate structural features of organs to their functions in major systems

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

LS.1.10: Describe the way major organ systems in the human body interact to sustain life

 Digestive System

LS.1.13: Identify and describe common communicable and noncommunicable diseases and the methods by which they are transmitted, treated, and prevented

 Disease Spread

LS.2: Reproduction and Heredity

LS.2.16: Explain why chromosomes in body cells exist in pairs

 Human Karyotyping

LS.2.17: Explain the relationship of genes to chromosomes and genotypes to phenotypes

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

LS.2.18: Recognize genetic errors caused by changes in chromosomes

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Human Karyotyping

LS.2.19: Apply the basic laws of Mendelian genetics to solve simple monohybrid crosses, using a Punnett square

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

LS.2.20: Explain the differences among the inheritance of dominant, recessive, and incomplete dominant traits

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

LS.2.22: Give examples of the importance of selective breeding (e.g., domestic animals, livestock, horticulture)

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

LS.3: Populations and Ecosystems

LS.3.23: Classify organisms based on structural characteristics, using a dichotomous key

 Dichotomous Keys

LS.3.24: Analyze food webs to determine energy transfer among organisms

 Forest Ecosystem

LS.3.26: Describe and compare the levels of organization of living things within an ecosystem

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain

LS.3.27: Identify the various relationships among plants and animals (e.g., mutualistic, parasitic, producer/consumer)

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Plants and Snails

LS.3.28: Differentiate between ecosystem components of habitat and niche

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Forest Ecosystem

LS.3.29: Predict the impact changes in a species’ population have on an ecosystem

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

LS.4: Adaptations of Organisms

LS.4.31: Describe and evaluate the impact of introducing nonnative species into an ecosystem

 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

LS.4.32: Describe changes that can occur in various ecosystems and relate the changes to the ability of an organism to survive

 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.4.34: Explain how environmental factors impact survival of a population

 Natural Selection
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

LS.5: Science and the Environment

LS.5.36: Distinguish the essential roles played by biotic and abiotic components in various ecosystems

 Pond Ecosystem

LS.5.37: Identify and describe the effects of limiting factors on a given population

 Food Chain
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

LS.5.38: Evaluate the carrying capacity of an ecosystem

 Food Chain
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

LS.5.39: Analyze the consequences of human activities on ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

LS.5.40: Construct or draw food webs for various ecosystems

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Forest Ecosystem

LS.5.42: Describe how photosynthesis and respiration relate to the carbon cycle

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails

LS.5.43: Identify and analyze the environmental impact of humans’ use of technology (e.g., energy production, agriculture, transportation, human habitation)

 Pond Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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