6-8-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

6-8-LS1.A: Structure and Function

6-8-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of the cells contribute to that function.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Cell Structure
 Osmosis
 Paramecium Homeostasis
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

6-8-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

6-8-LS1-5: Construct an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors as well as specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.

 Flower Pollination
 Seed Germination

6-8-LS1-6: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.

 Effect of Temperature on Gender
 Growing Plants
 Inheritance
 Measuring Trees
 Seed Germination

6-8-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

6-8-LS1-7: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.

 Cell Energy Cycle
 Food Chain
 Photosynthesis Lab
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

6-8-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

6-8-LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

6-8-LS2-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on individual organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

6-8-LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

6-8-LS2-3: Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

6-8-LS2.C: Ecosystems Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

M-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that explains how changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Pond Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

6-8-LS4: Biological Evolution; Unity and Diversity

6-8-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

6-8-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret evidence from the fossil record to infer patterns of environmental change resulting in extinction and changes to life forms throughout the history of the Earth.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

6-8-LS4.B: Natural Selection

6-8-LS4-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution

6-8-LS4-3: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.

 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection

6-8-LS4.C: Adaptation

6-8-LS4-4: Interpret graphical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Evolution: Natural and Artificial Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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