9-12-LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structure and Processes

9-12-LS1.A: Structure and Function

9-12-LS1-1: Construct a model of how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

 Building DNA
 RNA and Protein Synthesis

9-12-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

9-12-LS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

 Homeostasis
 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

9-12-LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

9-12-LS1-4: Develop and use models to communicate the role of mitosis, cellular division, and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.

 Cell Division

9-12-LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

9-12-LS1-6: Use a model to demonstrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

9-12-LS1-7: Use a model to demonstrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

9-12-LS1-8: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence that organic macromolecules are primarily composed of six elements, where carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen atoms may combine with nitrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus to form large carbon-based molecules.

 Dehydration Synthesis

9-12-LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

9-12-LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

9-12-LS2-3: Communicate the pattern of the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among trophic levels in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

9-12-LS2-4: 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.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle

9-12-LS2.C: Ecosystems Dynamics, Functioning and Resilience

9-12-LS2-5: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent populations of species while conditions remain stable, but changing conditions may result in new ecosystem dynamics.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem

9-12-LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

9-12-LS3.B: Variation of Traits

9-12-LS3-4: Make and defend a claim that inheritable genetic variations may result from: (1) new genetic combinations through meiosis, (2) mutations occurring during replication, and/or (3) mutations caused by environmental factors.

 Chicken Genetics
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

9-12-LS3-5: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

 Chicken Genetics
 Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium
 Microevolution
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

9-12-LS4: Biological Evolution; Unity and Diversity

9-12-LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

9-12-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.

 Human Evolution - Skull Analysis
 Natural Selection
 RNA and Protein Synthesis
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

9-12-LS4.B: Natural Selection

9-12-LS4-3: Construct an explanation based on evidence that the process of evolution primarily results from four factors: (1) the potential for a species to increase in number, (2) the heritable genetic variation of individuals in a species due to mutation and sexual reproduction, (3) competition for limited resources, and (4) the proliferation of those organisms that are better able to survive and reproduce in the environment.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Natural Selection
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

9-12-LS4-4: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to support explanations that organisms with an advantageous heritable trait tend to increase in proportion to organisms lacking this trait.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

9-12-LS4.C: Adaptation

9-12-LS4-5: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

9-12-LS4-6: Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

Correlation last revised: 1/19/2017

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