SC.HS.6: Structure and Function

SC.HS.6.1: Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of the relationship between structure and function in living things.

SC.HS.6.1.A: 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

SC.HS.6.1.B: Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

 Circulatory System
 Digestive System

SC.HS.6.1.C: Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

 Homeostasis
 Human Homeostasis
 Paramecium Homeostasis

SC.HS.6.1.D: Use a model to illustrate the role of cellular division (mitosis) and differentiation in producing and maintaining complex organisms.

 Cell Division

SC.HS.7: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

SC.HS.7.2: Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of interdependent relationships in ecosystems.

SC.HS.7.2.A: 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

SC.HS.7.2.B: 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

SC.HS.7.2.C: Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the 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

SC.HS.8: Matter and Energy in Organisms and Ecosystems

SC.HS.8.3: Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of the flow of energy and cycling of matter in organisms and ecosystems.

SC.HS.8.3.A: Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.HS.8.3.B: Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other molecules to form the four basic macromolecules.

 Dehydration Synthesis

SC.HS.8.3.C: Use a model to illustrate that cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules are broken and bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in a net transfer of energy.

 Cell Energy Cycle

SC.HS.8.3.E: Use mathematical representations to support claims for the cycling of matter and flow of energy among organisms in an ecosystem.

 Food Chain

SC.HS.8.3.F: 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

SC.HS.9: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

SC.HS.9.4: Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of the inheritance and variation of traits.

SC.HS.9.4.A: Develop and use a model to explain the relationships between 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
 Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
 Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

SC.HS.9.4.B: 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

SC.HS.9.4.C: 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)

SC.HS.10: Biological Evolution

SC.HS.10.5: Gather, analyze, and communicate evidence of biological evolution.

SC.HS.10.5.A: 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

SC.HS.10.5.B: Construct an explanation based on evidence that natural selection 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 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

SC.HS.10.5.C: 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

SC.HS.10.5.D: Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations.

 Evolution: Mutation and Selection
 Microevolution
 Natural Selection

SC.HS.10.5.E: 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: 4/4/2018

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