II: Content of Science

II.I: Understand the structure and properties of matter, the characteristics of energy, and the interactions between matter and energy.

II.I.I: Know the forms and properties of matter and how matter interacts.

II.I.I.1: Explain how matter is transferred from one organism to another and between organisms and their environment (e.g., consumption, the water cycle, the carbon cycle, the nitrogen cycle).

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Water Cycle

II.I.I.2: Know that the total amount of matter (mass) remains constant although its form, location, and properties may change (e.g., matter in the food web).

 Chemical Changes
 Chemical Equations

II.I.I.3: Identify characteristics of radioactivity, including:

II.I.I.3.b: release of energy

 Heat Absorption
 Radiation

II.I.II: Explain the physical processes involved in the transfer, change, and conservation of energy.

II.I.II.1: Know how various forms of energy are transformed through organisms and ecosystems, including:

II.I.II.1.a: sunlight and photosynthesis

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Photosynthesis Lab

II.I.III: Describe and explain forces that produce motion in objects.

II.I.III.1: Know that forces cause motion in living systems, including:

II.I.III.1.a: the principle of a lever and how it gives mechanical advantage to a muscular/skeletal system to lift objects

 Levers

II.II: Understand the properties, structures, and processes of living things and the interdependence of living things and their environments.

II.II.I: Explain the diverse structures and functions of living things and the complex relationships between living things and their environments.

II.II.I.PE: Populations and Ecosystems

II.II.I.PE.1: Identify the living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem and describe the relationships among these components.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Pond Ecosystem

II.II.I.PE.2: Explain biomes (i.e., aquatic, desert, rainforest, grasslands, tundra) and describe the New Mexico biome.

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

II.II.I.PE.3: Explain how individuals of species that exist together interact with their environment to create an ecosystem (e.g., populations, communities, niches, habitats, food webs).

 Food Chain

II.II.I.PE.4: Explain the conditions and resources needed to sustain life in specific ecosystems.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

II.II.I.PE.5: Describe how the availability of resources and physical factors limit growth (e.g., quantity of light and water, range of temperature, composition of soil) and how the water, carbon, and nitrogen cycles contribute to the availability of those resources to support living systems.

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Water Cycle

II.II.I.BD: Biodiversity

II.II.I.BD.6: Understand how diverse species fill all niches in an ecosystem.

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

II.II.I.BD.7: Know how to classify organisms: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.

 Dichotomous Keys
 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

II.II.II: Understand how traits are passed from one generation to the next and how species evolve.

II.II.II.R: Reproduction

II.II.II.R.3: Know that, in sexual reproduction, an egg and sperm unite to begin the development of a new individual.

 Pollination: Flower to Fruit

II.II.II.H: Heredity

II.II.II.H.5: Understand that some characteristics are passed from parent to offspring as inherited traits and others are acquired from interactions with the environment.

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

II.II.II.H.6: Know that hereditary information is contained in genes that are located in chromosomes, including:

II.II.II.H.6.a: determination of traits by genes

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

II.II.II.H.6.b: traits determined by one or many genes

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

II.II.II.H.6.c: more than one trait sometimes influenced by a single gene.

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

II.II.II.BE: Biological Evolution

II.II.II.BE.7: Describe how typical traits may change from generation to generation due to environmental influences (e.g., color of skin, shape of eyes, camouflage, shape of beak).

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

II.II.II.BE.8: Explain that diversity within a species is developed by gradual changes over many generations.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

II.II.II.BE.10: Identify adaptations that favor the survival of organisms in their environments (e.g., camouflage, shape of beak).

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

II.II.II.BE.11: Understand the process of natural selection.

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

II.II.II.BE.13: Know that the fossil record documents the appearance, diversification, and extinction of many life forms.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

II.II.III: Understand the structure of organisms and the function of cells in living systems.

II.II.III.SO: Structure of Organisms

II.II.III.SO.1: Understand that organisms are composed of cells and identify unicellular and multicellular organisms.

 Paramecium Homeostasis

II.II.III.FC: Function of Cells

II.II.III.FC.3: Understand that many basic functions of organisms are carried out in cells, including:

II.II.III.FC.3.a: growth and division to produce more cells (mitosis)

 Cell Division

II.II.III.FC.4: Compare the structure and processes of plant cells and animal cells.

 Cell Structure

II.II.III.FC.5: Describe how some cells respond to stimuli (e.g., light, heat, pressure, gravity).

 Paramecium Homeostasis

II.III: Understand the structure of Earth, the solar system, and the universe, the interconnections among them, and the processes and interactions of Earth's systems.

II.III.I: Describe how the concepts of energy, matter, and force can be used to explain the observed behavior of the solar system, the universe, and their structures.

II.III.I.1: Explain why Earth is unique in our solar system in its ability to support life.

 Solar System Explorer

II.III.II: Describe the structure of Earth and its atmosphere and explain how energy, matter, and forces shape Earth's systems.

II.III.II.3: Know that changes to ecosystems sometimes decrease the capacity of the environment to support some life forms and are difficult and/or costly to remediate.

 Food Chain
 Rabbit Population by Season

Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017

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