3.3.12: Biological Sciences
3.3.12.A: Explain the relationship between structure and function at all levels of organization.
3.3.12.A.1: Identify and explain interactions among organisms (e.g., mutually beneficial, harmful relationships).
3.3.12.A.2: Explain and analyze the relationship between structure and function at the molecular, cellular and organ-system level.
3.3.12.B: Analyze the chemical and structural basis of living organisms.
3.3.12.B.1: Identify and describe factors affecting metabolic function (e.g., temperature, acidity, hormones).
3.3.12.B.2: Evaluate metabolic activities using experimental knowledge of enzymes.
3.3.12.B.3: Evaluate relationships between structure and functions of different anatomical parts given their structure.
3.3.12.C: Explain gene inheritance and expression at the molecular level.
3.3.12.C.1: Analyze gene expression at the molecular level.
3.3.12.C.2: Describe the roles of nucleic acids in cellular reproduction and protein synthesis.
3.3.12.C.4: Explain birth defects from the standpoint of embryological development and/or changes in genetic makeup.
3.3.12.D: Analyze the theory of evolution.
3.3.12.D.1: Examine human history by describing the progression from early hominids to modern humans.
3.3.12.D.2: apply the concept of natural selection as a central concept in illustrating evolution theory.
3.4.12: Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics
3.4.12.A: Apply concepts about the structure and properties of matter.
3.4.12.A.2: Classify and describe, in equation form, types of chemical and nuclear reactions.
3.4.12.A.4: Explain how the forces that bind solids, liquids and gases affect their properties.
3.4.12.A.5: Characterize and identify important classes of compounds (e.g., acids, bases, salts).
3.4.12.A.6: Apply the conservation of energy concept to fields as diverse as mechanics, nuclear particles and studies of the origin of the universe.
3.4.12.A.8: Quantify the properties of matter (e.g., density, solubility coefficients) by applying mathematical formulas.
3.4.12.B: Apply and analyze energy sources and conversions and their relationship to heat and temperature.
3.4.12.B.1: Determine the heat involved in illustrative chemical reactions.
3.4.12.B.2: Evaluate mathematical formulas that calculate the efficiency of specific chemical and mechanical systems.
3.4.12.C: Apply the principles of motion and force.
3.4.12.C.1: Evaluate wave properties of frequency, wavelength and speed as applied to sound and light through different media.
3.4.12.C.2: Propose and produce modifications to specific mechanical power systems that will improve their efficiency.
3.4.12.C.3: Analyze the principles of translational motion, velocity and acceleration as they relate to free fall and projectile motion.
3.4.12.C.4: Analyze the principles of rotational motion to solve problems relating to angular momentum, and torque.
3.4.12.C.5: Interpret a model that illustrates circular motion and acceleration.
3.4.12.C.6: Describe inertia, motion, equilibrium, and action/reaction concepts through words, models and mathematical symbols.
3.5.12: Earth Sciences
3.5.12.A: Analyze and evaluate earth features and processes that change the earth.
3.5.12.A.1: Apply knowledge of geophysical processes to explain the formation and degradation of earth structures (e.g., mineral deposition, cave formations, soil composition).
3.5.12.A.3: Apply knowledge of radioactive decay to assess the age of various earth features and objects.
3.5.12.C: Analyze atmospheric energy transfers.
3.5.12.C.1: Describe how weather and climate involve the transfer of energy in and out of the atmosphere.
3.5.12.C.2: Explain how unequal heating of the air, ocean and land produces wind and ocean currents.
3.5.12.C.3: Analyze the energy transformations that occur during the greenhouse effect and predict the long-term effects of increased pollutant levels in the atmosphere.
3.5.12.C.4: Analyze the mechanisms that drive a weather phenomena (e.g., El Nino, hurricane, tornado) using the correlation of three methods of heat energy transfer.
Correlation last revised: 12/8/2009