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).
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).
II.I.I.3: Identify characteristics of radioactivity, including:
II.I.I.3.b: release of energy
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
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
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.
II.II.I.PE.2: Explain biomes (i.e., aquatic, desert, rainforest, grasslands, tundra) and describe the New Mexico biome.
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).
II.II.I.PE.4: Explain the conditions and resources needed to sustain life in specific ecosystems.
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.
II.II.I.BD.6: Understand how diverse species fill all niches in an ecosystem.
II.II.I.BD.7: Know how to classify organisms: domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species.
II.II.II: Understand how traits are passed from one generation to the next and how species evolve.
II.II.II.R.3: Know that, in sexual reproduction, an egg and sperm unite to begin the development of a new individual.
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.
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
II.II.II.H.6.b: traits determined by one or many genes
II.II.II.H.6.c: more than one trait sometimes influenced by a single gene.
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).
II.II.II.BE.8: Explain that diversity within a species is developed by gradual changes over many generations.
II.II.II.BE.10: Identify adaptations that favor the survival of organisms in their environments (e.g., camouflage, shape of beak).
II.II.II.BE.11: Understand the process of natural selection.
II.II.II.BE.13: Know that the fossil record documents the appearance, diversification, and extinction of many life forms.
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.
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)
II.II.III.FC.4: Compare the structure and processes of plant cells and animal cells.
II.II.III.FC.5: Describe how some cells respond to stimuli (e.g., light, heat, pressure, gravity).
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.
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.
Correlation last revised: 9/24/2019