HS.PS: Physical Science

 Phases of the Moon

HS.LS: Life Science

 Phases of the Moon

HS.LS.1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

HS.LS.1.1: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins, which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

HS.LS.1.2: Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

HS.LS.1.3: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the importance of maintaining homeostasis in living organisms.

 Homeostasis
 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

HS.LS.1.4: Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.

 Cell Division

HS.LS.1.5: Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

HS.LS.1.6: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

 Dehydration Synthesis

HS.LS.1.7: Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

HS.LS.2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

HS.LS.2.1: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.LS.2.2: Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.LS.2.4: Use a mathematical representation to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

HS.LS.2.5: Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

HS.LS.2.6: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

HS.LS.3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

HS.LS.3.1: Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

 Building DNA
 DNA Fingerprint Analysis
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping

HS.LS.3.2: Make and defend a claim based on evidence that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) viable errors occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.

 Building DNA
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

HS.LS.3.3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

 Chicken Genetics
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

HS.LS.4: Biological Unity and Diversity

HS.LS.4.1: Analyze and evaluate how evidence such as similarities in DNA sequences, anatomical structures, and order of appearance of structures during embryological development contribute to the scientific explanation of biological diversity.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
 Natural Selection
 RNA and Protein Synthesis
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.LS.4.2: Construct an explanation based on evidence that biological diversity is influenced by (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.LS.4.3: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.LS.4.4: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

HS.LS.4.5: Synthesize, communicate, and evaluate the information that describes how changes in environmental conditions can affect the distribution of traits in a population causing: 1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, 2) the emergence of new species over time, and 3) the extinction of other species.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Natural Selection
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

HS.ESS: Earth and Space Science

 Phases of the Moon

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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