1: Cycling of Matter and Energy

BI-LS1-5: Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

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

 Cell Energy Cycle

BI-LS2-4: Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem

BI-LS2-5: Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle
 Plants and Snails
 Pond Ecosystem

BI-ESS2-6: Develop a quantitative model to describe the cycling of carbon among the hydrosphere, atmosphere, geosphere, and biosphere.

 Carbon Cycle
 Cell Energy Cycle

2: Structure and Function

BI-LS1-1: Construct an explanation based on evidence for 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

BI-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

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

 Homeostasis
 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

BI-LS1-6: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements to form amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

 Dehydration Synthesis

3: Biodiversity and Population Dynamics

BI-LS2-1: Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

 Food Chain
 Forest Ecosystem
 Prairie Ecosystem
 Rabbit Population by Season
 Rainfall and Bird Beaks

BI-LS2-2: Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

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

BI-LS2-6: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

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

4: Genetic Variations in Organisms

BI-LS1-4: Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.

 Cell Division

BI-LS3-1: Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

 Building DNA
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Human Karyotyping
 Inheritance

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

 Chicken Genetics
 Evolution: Mutation and Selection

BI-LS3-3: 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)

5: Evolution by Natural Selection

BI-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

BI-LS4-2: 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

BI-LS4-3: 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

BI-LS4-4: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

BI-LS4-5: 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

6: Life and Earth’s Systems

BI-ESS2-4: Use a model to describe how variations in the flow of energy into and out of Earth’s systems result in changes in climate.

 Greenhouse Effect

BI-ESS2-5: Plan and conduct an investigation of the properties of water and its effects on Earth materials and surface processes.

 Water Cycle

BI-ESS3-5: Analyze geoscience data and the results from global climate models to make an evidence-based forecast of the current rate of global or regional climate change and associated future impacts to Earth systems.

 Greenhouse Effect

7: Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems

BI-ESS3-3: Create a computational simulation to illustrate the relationships among management of natural resources, the sustainability of human populations, and biodiversity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors
 Coral Reefs 2 - Biotic Factors
 Pond Ecosystem
 Water Pollution

BI-ESS3-6: Use a computational representation to illustrate the relationships among Earth systems and how those relationships are being modified due to human activity.

 Coral Reefs 1 - Abiotic Factors

Correlation last revised: 4/4/2018

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