WV--Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.1: use argument based on empirical evidence and scientific reasoning to support an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors and specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.2: construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.3: develop and use a model to describe why structural changes to genes (mutations) located on chromosomes may affect proteins and may result in harmful, beneficial, or neutral effects to the structure and function of an organism.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.4: develop and use a model to describe why asexual reproduction results in offspring with identical genetic information and sexual reproduction results in offspring with genetic variation.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.5: gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.6: analyze and interpret data for patterns in the fossil record that document the existence, diversity, extinction, and change of life forms throughout the history of life on Earth under the assumption that natural laws operate today as in the past.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.7: apply scientific ideas to construct an explanation for the anatomical similarities and differences among modern organisms and between modern and fossil organisms to infer evolutionary relationships.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.9: 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.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.LS.10: use mathematical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.PS.1: develop models to describe the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.PS.3: develop a model that predicts and describes changes in particle motion, temperature, and state of a pure substance when thermal energy is added or removed.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.PS.4: analyze and interpret data on the properties of substances before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.PS.5: develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.
WV.NGCSO.SCI.S.8.ESS.1: construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth’s systems.
Correlation last revised: 4/7/2017