SB1: Students develop an understanding of the characteristic properties of matter and the relationship of these properties to their structure and behavior.

SB1.1: using the periodic table to describe atoms in terms of their base components (i.e., protons, neutrons, electrons).

 Electron Configuration
 Element Builder

SB2: Students develop an understanding that energy appears in different forms, can be transformed from one form to another, can be transferred or moved from one place or system to another, may be unavailable for use, and is ultimately conserved.

SB2.1: examining energy (i.e., nuclear, electromagnetic, chemical, mechanical, thermal) transfers, transformations, and efficiencies by comparing useful energy to total energy.

 2D Collisions
 Energy Conversion in a System
 Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
 Pulley Lab

SB3: Students develop an understanding of the interactions between matter and energy, including physical, chemical, and nuclear changes, and the effects of these interactions on physical systems.

SB3.1: describing the behavior of electrons in chemical bonding.

 Covalent Bonds
 Ionic Bonds

SB3.2: recognizing that radioactivity is a result of the decay of unstable nuclei.

 Nuclear Decay

SB4: Students develop an understanding of motions, forces, their characteristics and relationships, and natural forces and their effects.

SB4.1: recognizing that when one thing exerts a force on another, an equal amount of force is exerted back on it.

 Fan Cart Physics

SC1: Students develop an understanding of how science explains changes in life forms over time, including genetics, heredity, the process of natural selection, and biological evolution.

SC1.2: explaining how the processes of natural selection can cause speciation and extinction.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

SC1.3: examining issues related to genetics

 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

SC2: Students develop an understanding of the structure, function, behavior, development, life cycles, and diversity of living organisms.

SC2.3: explaining the functions of organs of major systems (i.e., respiratory, digestive, circulatory, reproductive, nervous, musculoskeletal, and excretory).

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

SC2.4: tracing the pathways of the digestive, circulatory, and excretory systems.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

SC3: Students develop an understanding that all organisms are linked to each other and their physical environments through the transfer and transformation of matter and energy.

SC3.2: exploring ecological relationships (e.g., competition, niche, feeding relationships, symbiosis).

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

SD1: Students develop an understanding of Earth's geochemical cycles.

SD1.2: describing their interrelationships (i.e., water cycle, carbon cycle, oxygen cycle).

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle

SD2: Students develop an understanding of the origins, ongoing processes, and forces that shape the structure, composition, and physical history of the Earth.

SD2.2: describing how the theory of plate tectonics explains the dynamic nature of its surface.

 Plate Tectonics

SD3: Students develop an understanding of the cyclical changes controlled by energy from the sun and by Earth's position and motion in our solar system.

SD3.1: describing causes, effects, preventions, and mitigations of human impact on climate.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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