HS-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
HS-LS1-1: Construct a model of transcription and translation to explain the roles of DNA and RNA that code for proteins that regulate and carry out essential functions of life.
RNA and Protein Synthesis
HS-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to illustrate the key functions of animal body systems, including (a) food digestion, nutrient uptake, and transport through the body, (b) exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide, (c) removal of wastes, and (d) regulation of body processes.
HS-LS1-5: Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis uses light energy to transform water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and chemical energy stored in the bonds of sugars and other carbohydrates.
Cell Energy Cycle
HS-LS1-7: Use a model to illustrate that aerobic cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and new bonds form resulting in new compounds and a net transfer of energy.
Cell Energy Cycle
HS-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
HS-LS2-1: Analyze data sets to support explanations that biotic and abiotic factors affect ecosystem carrying capacity.
HS-LS2-4: Use a mathematical model to describe the transfer of energy from one trophic level to another. Explain how the inefficiency of energy transfer between trophic levels affects the relative number of organisms that can be supported at each trophic level and necessitates a constant input of energy from sunlight or inorganic compounds from the environment.
HS-LS2-5: Use a model that illustrates the roles of photosynthesis, cellular respiration, decomposition, and combustion to explain the cycling of carbon in its various forms among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.
Cell Energy Cycle
Plants and Snails
HS-LS2-6: Analyze data to show ecosystems tend to maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms even when small changes in conditions occur but that extreme fluctuations in conditions may result in a new ecosystem. Construct an argument supported by evidence that ecosystems with greater biodiversity tend to have greater resistance to change and resilience.
HS-LS2-7: Analyze direct and indirect effects of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem health, specifically habitat fragmentation, introduction of non-native or invasive species, overharvesting, pollution, and climate change. Evaluate and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on biodiversity and ecosystem health.
Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
Rabbit Population by Season
HS-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits
HS-LS3-2: Make and defend a claim based on evidence that genetic variations (alleles) may result from (a) new genetic combinations via the processes of crossing over and random segregation of chromosomes during meiosis, (b) mutations that occur during replication, and/or (c) mutations caused by environmental factors. Recognize that mutations that occur in gametes can be passed to offspring.
Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
HS-LS3-3: Apply concepts of probability to represent possible genotype and phenotype combinations in offspring caused by different types of Mendelian inheritance patterns.
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)
HS-LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
HS-LS4-5: Evaluate models that demonstrate how changes in an environment may result in the evolution of a population of a given species, the emergence of new species over generations, or the extinction of other species due to the processes of genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and natural selection.
Rainfall and Bird Beaks
Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017