1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

1: Use models to compare and contrast how the structural characteristics of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins, and lipids define their function in organisms.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

2: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information to describe the function and diversity of organelles and structures in various types of cells (e.g., muscle cells having a large amount of mitochondria, plasmids in bacteria, chloroplasts in plant cells).

Cell Structure

3: Formulate an evidence-based explanation regarding how the composition of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) determines the structural organization of proteins.

3.b: Obtain, evaluate, and communicate information that explains how advancements in genetic technology (e.g., Human Genome Project, Encyclopedia of DNA Elements [ENCODE] project, 1000 Genomes Project) have contributed to the understanding as to how a genetic change at the DNA level may affect proteins, and in turn, influence the appearance of traits.

Mouse Genetics (One Trait)

5: Plan and carry out investigations to explain feedback mechanisms (e.g., sweating and shivering) and cellular processes (e.g., active and passive transport) that maintain homeostasis.

Human Homeostasis
Paramecium Homeostasis

6: Analyze and interpret data from investigations to explain the role of products and reactants of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and the flow of energy.

6.a: Plan and carry out investigations to explain the interactions among pigments, absorption of light, and reflection of light.

Photosynthesis Lab

2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

8: Develop and use models to describe the cycling of matter (e.g., carbon, nitrogen, water) and flow of energy (e.g., food chains, food webs, biomass pyramids, ten percent law) between abiotic and biotic factors in ecosystems.

Pond Ecosystem

3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

11: Analyze and interpret data collected from probability calculations to explain the variation of expressed traits within a population.

Chicken Genetics
Fast Plants® 1 - Growth and Genetics
Fast Plants® 2 - Mystery Parent
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

11.a: Use mathematics and computation to predict phenotypic and genotypic ratios and percentages by constructing Punnett squares, including using both homozygous and heterozygous allele pairs.

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

11.b: Develop and use models to demonstrate codominance, incomplete dominance, and Mendel’s laws of segregation and independent assortment.

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

4: Unity and Diversity

16: Analyze scientific evidence (e.g., DNA, fossil records, cladograms, biogeography) to support hypotheses of common ancestry and biological evolution.

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

Correlation last revised: 1/22/2020

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