9-10.1: Students understand the unifying concepts and processes of science.

9-10.1.2: Describe the interaction of components within a system (e.g., interactions between living and nonliving components of an ecosystem, interaction between organelles of a cell)

 Cell Structure

9-10.1.3: Explain how a system can be dynamic yet may remain in equilibrium (e.g., water cycle, rock cycle, population)

 Diffusion
 Equilibrium and Concentration
 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

9-10.1.4: Describe the relationship between form and function (e.g., solids, liquids, gases, cell specialization, simple machines, and plate tectonics)

 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

9-10.1.6: Identify principles governing evolution and equilibrium within systems (e.g., cause and effect, positive and negative feedback)

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

9-10.2: Students use the process of science inquiry.

9-10.2.3: Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations

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

9-10.2.4: Formulate a testable hypothesis for a simple investigation

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Pendulum Clock

9-10.2.5: Identify the independent and dependent variables, the control, and the constants when conducting an experiment

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

9-10.2.6: Design and conduct a guided investigation

 Diffusion
 Effect of Environment on New Life Form
 Pendulum Clock
 Real-Time Histogram
 Sight vs. Sound Reactions

9-10.2.7: Maintain clear and accurate records of scientific investigations

 Pendulum Clock

9-10.2.8: Analyze data found in tables, charts, and graphs to formulate conclusions

 Earthquakes 1 - Recording Station

9-10.3: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of physical science.

9-10.3.2: Classify changes in matter as physical or chemical

 Chemical Changes

9-10.3.3: Identify the Law of Conservation of Matter in physical and chemical changes

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

9-10.3.4: Construct a model of an atom (e.g., protons, neutrons, electrons, nucleus, electron cloud)

 Element Builder

9-10.3.5: Identify the reactants and products in a chemical reaction

 Chemical Equations
 Equilibrium and Concentration

9-10.3.6: Distinguish between balanced and unbalanced chemical equations

 Balancing Chemical Equations
 Chemical Equations

9-10.3.7: Use Newton’s Laws to describe the motion of an object

 Atwood Machine
 Fan Cart Physics

9-10.3.8: Describe the relationships between kinetic and potential energy in basic transformations (e.g., physical and chemical changes)

 Energy Conversion in a System
 Energy of a Pendulum
 Roller Coaster Physics

9-10.3.10: Describe the differences between series and parallel circuits

 Circuit Builder
 Circuits

9-10.4: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of life science.

9-10.4.1: Relate cell function to cell structure (i.e., cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplast)

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

9-10.4.4: Relate DNA, genes, and chromosomes

 Human Karyotyping

9-10.4.5: Explain the relationship between spontaneous changes in DNA and a source of genetic variation

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

9-10.4.7: Apply the basic concepts of genetics to predict inherited traits (i.e., segregation, independent assortment, dominant and recessive traits)

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

9-10.4.8: Relate the concept of natural selection to its evolutionary consequences

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

9-10.4.9: Identify evidence for evolution (e.g., fossil records, vestigial structures, similarities between organisms, and DNA)

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

9-10.4.10: Explain the energy and organization related to trophic pyramids

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

9-10.4.11: Explain how matter and energy flow through living and nonliving components in an ecosystem (e.g., carbon cycle, water cycle, nitrogen cycle)

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Pond Ecosystem

9-10.4.12: Compare and contrast photosynthesis and cellular respiration

 Cell Energy Cycle

9-10.5: Students understand the basic concepts and principles of earth and space science.

9-10.5.2: Relate the changes in the Earth's atmosphere to the evolution of photosynthetic life forms

 Cell Energy Cycle

9-10.5.4: Identify the short-term and long-term effects of physical processes (e.g., plate tectonics, extreme weather phenomenon) on the environment and society

 Plate Tectonics

9-10.5.6: Explain the effects of human activities (e.g., dams, levees, farming practices, deforestation, land-use practices, land-management strategies) on the environment

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem

9-10.6: Students understand relations between science and technology.

9-10.6.1: Use appropriate technologies and techniques to solve a problem (e.g., computer-assisted tools, Internet, research skills)

 Electromagnetic Induction
 Estimating Population Size
 Trebuchet

9-10.6.3: Explain how emerging technologies (e.g., genetic manipulation, biofuels, and hydrogen fuels) may impact society and the environment

 DNA Analysis

9-10.7: Students understand relations between science and personal, social, and environmental issues.

9-10.7.2: Identify factors that affect populations (e.g., food webs, carrying capacity, overpopulation, disease, food supply, algal blooms, resources, conservation practices)

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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