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.
9-12-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.
9-12-LS1-3: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.
9-12-LS1-4: Develop and use models to communicate the role of mitosis, cellular division, and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.
9-12-LS1-6: Use a model to demonstrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
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.
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.
9-12-LS2-3: Communicate the pattern of the cycling of matter and the flow of energy among trophic levels in an 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.
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.
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.
9-12-LS3-5: Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.
9-12-LS4-1: Communicate scientific information that common ancestry and biological evolution are supported by multiple lines of empirical evidence.
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.
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.
9-12-LS4-5: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.
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.
Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018