SC12.1.1: Students will design and conduct investigations that lead to the use of logic and evidence in the formulation of scientific explanations and models.

SC12.1.1.b: Design and conduct logical and sequential scientific investigations with repeated trials and apply findings to new investigations

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Seed Germination

SC12.1.1.c: Identify and manage variables and constraints

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

SC12.1.1.g: Analyze and interpret data, synthesize ideas, formulate and evaluate models, and clarify concepts and explanations

 Determining a Spring Constant
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Identifying Nutrients
 Ocean Mapping

SC12.1.1.k: Evaluate scientific investigations and offer revisions and new ideas as appropriate

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock

SC12.1.1.l: Use appropriate mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry

 Diffusion
 Pendulum Clock

SC12.1.3: Students will solve a complex design problem.

SC12.1.3.a: Propose designs and choose between alternative solutions of a problem

 Trebuchet

SC12.1.3.b: Assess the limits of a technical design

 Trebuchet

SC12.1.3.c: Implement the selected solution

 Trebuchet

SC12.1.3.d: Evaluate the solution and its consequences

 Trebuchet

SC12.1.3.e: Communicate the problem, process, and solution

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Trebuchet

SC12.1.3.f: Compare and contrast the reasons for the pursuit of science and the pursuit of technology

 Roller Coaster Physics

SC12.1.3.g: Explain how science advances with the introduction of new technology

 DNA Analysis

SC12.2.1: Students will investigate and describe matter in terms of its structure, composition and conservation.

SC12.2.1.a: Recognize bonding occurs when outer electrons are transferred (ionic) or shared (covalent)

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

SC12.2.1.b: Describe the energy transfer associated with phase changes between solids, liquids, and gases

 Phase Changes

SC12.2.1.c: Describe the three normal states of matter (solid, liquid, gas) in terms of energy, particle arrangement, particle motion, and strength of bond between molecules

 Temperature and Particle Motion

SC12.2.1.e: Identify factors affecting rates of chemical reactions (temperature, particle size, surface area)

 Collision Theory

SC12.2.1.f: Recognize the charges and relative locations of subatomic particles (neutrons, protons, electrons)

 Element Builder

SC12.2.1.g: Describe properties of atoms, ions, and isotopes

 Electron Configuration

SC12.2.1.h: Describe the organization of the periodic table of elements with respect to patterns of physical and chemical properties

 Electron Configuration

SC12.2.2: Students will investigate and describe the nature of field forces and their interactions with matter.

SC12.2.2.a: Describe motion with respect to displacement and acceleration

 Free-Fall Laboratory

SC12.2.2.c: Make predictions based on relationships among net force, mass, and acceleration (Newton’s 2nd law)

 Atwood Machine

SC12.2.2.d: Recognize that all forces occur in equal and opposite pairs (Newton’s 3rd law)

 Fan Cart Physics

SC12.2.2.f: Describe gravity as a force that each mass exerts on another mass, which is proportional to the masses and the distance between them

 Gravitational Force
 Pith Ball Lab

SC12.2.2.g: Recognize that an attractive or repulsive electric force exists between two charged particles and that this force is proportional to the magnitude of the charges and the distance between them

 Coulomb Force (Static)
 Pith Ball Lab

SC12.2.3: Students will describe and investigate energy systems relating to the conservation and interaction of energy and matter.

SC12.2.3.a: Describe mechanical wave properties (speed, wavelength, frequency, amplitude) and how waves travel through a medium

 Longitudinal Waves
 Ripple Tank
 Sound Beats and Sine Waves

SC12.2.3.d: Distinguish between temperature (a measure of the average kinetic energy of atomic or molecular motion) and heat (the quantity of thermal energy that transfers due to a change in temperature)

 Calorimetry Lab
 Temperature and Particle Motion

SC12.2.3.i: Interpret the law of conservation of energy to make predictions for the outcome of an event

 Air Track
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SC12.2.3.j: Identify that all energy can be considered to be either kinetic, potential, or energy contained by a field (e.g. electromagnetic waves)

 Air Track
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Potential Energy on Shelves
 Roller Coaster Physics

SC12.2.3.k: Identify endothermic and exothermic reactions

 Chemical Changes

SC12.3.1: Students will investigate and describe the chemical basis of the growth, development, and maintenance of cells.

SC12.3.1.a: Identify the complex molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids) that make up living organisms

 RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC12.3.1.b: Identify the form and function of sub-cellular structures that regulate cellular activities

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC12.3.1.c: Describe the cellular functions of photosynthesis, respiration, cell division, protein synthesis, transport of materials, and energy capture/release

 Cell Division
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Osmosis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC12.3.2: Students will describe the molecular basis of reproduction and heredity.

SC12.3.2.a: Identify that information passed from parents to offspring is coded in DNA molecules

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

SC12.3.2.b: Describe the basic structure of DNA and its function in genetic inheritance

 Building DNA
 DNA Analysis
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

SC12.3.2.c: Recognize how mutations could help, harm, or have no effect on individual organisms

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

SC12.3.2.d: Describe that sexual reproduction results in a largely predictable, variety of possible gene combinations in the offspring of any two parents

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

SC12.3.3: Students will describe, on a molecular level, the cycling of matter and the flow of energy between organisms and their environment.

SC12.3.3.a: Explain how the stability of an ecosystem is increased by biological diversity

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors

SC12.3.3.c: Explain how distribution and abundance of different organisms in ecosystems are limited by the availability of matter and energy and the ability of the ecosystem to recycle materials

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

SC12.3.3.d: Analyze factors which may influence environmental quality

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

SC12.3.4: Students will describe the theory of biological evolution.

SC12.3.4.a: Identify different types of adaptations necessary for survival (morphological, physiological, behavioral)

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

SC12.3.4.d: Apply the theory of biological evolution to explain diversity of life over time

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

SC12.4.2: Students will investigate the relationships among Earth’s structure, systems, and processes.

SC12.4.2.a: Recognize how Earth materials move through geochemical cycles (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen) resulting in chemical and physical changes in matter

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC12.4.2.c: Evaluate the impact of human activity and natural causes on Earth’s resources (groundwater, rivers, land, fossil fuels)

 Carbon Cycle
 Pond Ecosystem

SC12.4.3: Students will investigate and describe the relationships among the sources of energy and their effects on Earth’s systems.

SC12.4.3.a: Describe how radiation, conduction, and convection transfer heat in Earth’s systems

 Coastal Winds and Clouds
 Herschel Experiment

SC12.4.4: Students will explain the history and evolution of Earth.

SC12.4.4.b: Interpret Earth’s history by observing rock sequences, using fossils to correlate the sequences at various locations, and using data from radioactive dating methods

 Half-life

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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