LS.1.2: explore and compare the organelles of different cell types.
LS.1.3: probe the composition of the cell membrane and it significance to homeostasis.
LS.1.4: analyze the various cell processes.
LS.2.2: compare populations, communities, and ecosystems.
LS.2.3: analyze the flow of nutrients and energy in an environment.
LS.2.4: distinguish among producers, consumers, and decomposers in food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids.
LS.2.7: explore how human activities can affect the balance of an ecosystem.
LS.3.1: identify the reactants and products of photosynthesis and respiration.
LS.3.2: compare and contrast the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
LS.3.3: analyze the carbon, oxygen, and water cycles.
LS.3.4: distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
LS.4.1: distinguish between sexual and asexual reproduction.
LS.4.2: organize the stages of cell division sequentially for mitosis and meiosis.
LS.4.3: distinguish between dominant and recessive traits.
LS.4.4: distinguish between purebred and hybrid traits.
LS.4.5: explore various modes of inheritance (i.e., co-dominance, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, sex-linked, and polygenic traits) using the principles of Mendelian inheritance.
LS.4.6: relate genetic mutations with changes in DNA.
LS.4.7: distinguish between mitosis and meiosis.
LS.6.2: interpret various forms of evidence for biological evolution.
LS.6.4: relate environmental change to natural selection, mutation, and adaptation that may lead to the emergence of a new species or the extinction of an existing species.
B1.1.1: compare and contrast the chemistry of biomolecules and investigate their roles in cell structure and metabolism.
B1.1.2: explore and compare the organelles of different cell types.
B1.1.3: probe the composition of the cell membrane and its significance to homeostasis.
B1.1.4: analyze the various cell processes.
B1.2.3: analyze the flow of energy in an ecosystem using energy and biomass pyramids.
B1.2.5: investigate the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in an ecosystem.
B1.2.6: examine the effects of human activity on ecosystems.
B1.3.1: compare and contrast the light dependent and light independent reactions of photosynthesis.
B1.3.2: investigate the relationship between the processes of photosynthesis and respiration.
B1.3.3: analyze the carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, and water cycles in the biosphere.
B1.3.4: distinguish between aerobic and anaerobic respiration.
B1.4.1: investigate the structure and molecular composition of DNA and RNA.
B1.4.2: relate the structure of DNA and RNA to the processes of replication and protein synthesis.
B1.4.3: compare and contrast the asexual and sexual reproductive strategies used by organisms.
B1.4.4: apply the principles of Menedelian inheritance to make predictions for offspring.
B1.4.5: examine modes of inheritance involving sex linkage, co-dominance, incomplete dominance, multiple alleles, and polygenic traits.
B1.4.6: investigate the causes and effects of mutations.
B1.4.7: identify the causes and effects of genetic diseases in plants and animals.
B1.4.8: investigate the scientific and ethical ramifications of genetic engineering, recombinant DNA, selective breeding, hybridization, cell and tissue culture, transgenic animals, and DNA fingerprinting.
B1.6.1: interpret and evaluate the evidence for biological evolution in the fossil record.
B1.6.2: investigate how natural selection, mutation, and adaptation impact a species.
B1.6.3: recognize the contributions of scientists, including Darwin, to the concept of evolution.
B1.3.7: investigate population genetics and the Hardy-Weinberg Law.
B1.3.8: explore the processes of transcription and translation.
AP.3.4: investigate organs utilized by the body for perception of external stimuli and to the maintenance of homeostasis.
AP.4.7: demonstrate the role of the cardiovascular system in maintaining homeostasis.
AP.5.4: relate how nutrition, metabolism, and body temperature are interrelated.
AP.6.4: investigate congenital disorders; their physiological, biochemical, hormonal, and chromosomal causes.
C1.1.1: compare and contrast various models of the atom as they emerged historically, from the Greeks to the modern electron-cloud model.
C1.1.2: investigate the basic organization of the modern periodic table, including atomic number and atomic properties.
C1.1.3: describe models of the atom in terms of orbital, electron configuration, orbital notation, quantum numbers, and electron-dot structures.
C1.1.4: investigate the composition of the nucleus so as to explain isotopes and nuclear reactions.
C1.1.5: relate the spectral lines of an atom’s emission spectrum to the transition of electrons between different energy levels within an atom.
C1.2.2: explore the interactions of matter and energy.
C1.3.1: investigate chemical bonding.
C1.3.3: apply the mathematics of chemical formulas and equations.
C1.4.2: investigate the characteristics of acids and bases.
C2.1.1: recognize how electron energy levels relate to atomic spectra, quantum numbers, and atomic orbitals.
C2.1.2: represent electron arrangements in atoms in a variety of ways.
C2.1.3: describe periodic relationships including atomic radii, ionization energies, electron affinities, and oxidation states.
C2.1.4: investigate the subject of ionic, covalent, metallic bonds, and attractive forces between molecules.
C2.1.5: investigate the relationship of chemical bonding to the state, structure and properties of matter.
C2.1.7: investigate the characteristics of simple organic molecules including isomerism.
C2.2.1: apply the kinetic molecular theory to describe solids, liquids, and gases.
C2.2.2: investigate topics associated with the gaseous state.
C2.3.1: investigate various chemical reactions associated with acids and bases, precipitation, and oxidation and reduction.
C2.3.2: expand the study of stoichiometry.
C2.3.4: investigate chemical kinetics and the rate of reaction concept.
C2.3.5: explore the concept of thermodynamics.
ES.1.2: examine the components of the solar system.
ES.2.2: explore energy transfer pathways.
ES.3.1: explain the components of the tectonic cycle.
ES.3.2: investigate the rock cycle.
ES.3.3: analyze the hydrologic cycle.
ES.3.5: differentiate between the geo-chemical (Earth system) cycles.
ES.4.3: interpret and evaluate the evidence for biological evolution in the fossil record.
GE.1.1: read and interpret topographic maps.
GE.1.2: investigate rock types, time periods, and faults from geologic maps.
GE.2.1: investigate the atom as the basic building block of all matter.
GE.2.2: apply the periodic table as a learning tool.
GE.2.4: distinguish between physical and chemical properties of minerals.
GE.3.1: identify and differentiate among the three rock classes.
GE.3.2: examine the processes responsible for forming the three rock classes.
GE.3.3: examine characteristics within each rock class.
GE.3.4: analyze and interpret the rock cycle.
GE.4.4: interpret and evaluate the fossil record for evidence of biological evolution.
GE.4.5: demonstrate the effect of the environment in the formation and extinction of species through geologic time using fossils.
GE.5.1: recognize different types of plate boundaries (e.g., divergent, convergent, and transform including continental vs. oceanic).
GE.5.2: interpret evidence for plate tectonics using paleomagnetism, fossil record, continental boundaries, and hot spots.
GE.5.4: describe the processes associated with volcanoes, earthquakes, and mountain building.
EN.1.1: understand the structure and function of ecosystems.
EN.1.3: analyze and interpret population dynamics.
EN.1.4: relate earth processes to ecosystem dynamics.
EN.1.5: understand interdependence in ecosystems.
EN.2.1: examine factors affecting human population dynamics.
EN.3.2: investigate methods of conservation of common non-energy resources.
EN.4.2: understand the types of energy related pollution.
EN.5.1: understand the causes, environmental effects, and methods for controlling pollution.
EN.5.2: investigate the environmental impact on human health.
EN.6.1: evaluate and articulate his/her own personal views concerning the environment.
EN.6.2: recognize his/her rights and responsibilities as a citizen in maintaining a healthy environment.
EC.1.1: understand the structure and function of ecosystems.
EC.1.3: analyze and interpret population dynamics.
EC.1.4: relate earth processes to ecosystem dynamics.
EC.1.5: understand interdependence in ecosystems.
EC.2.1: examine factors affecting human population dynamics.
EC.3.2: investigate methods of conservation of common non-energy resources.
EC.4.2: understand the types of energy related pollution.
EC.5.1: understand causes, environmental effects, and methods for controlling pollution.
PS.1.1: investigate the relationship between speed, velocity, and acceleration.
PS.1.2: analyze and apply Newton’s three laws of motion.
PS.1.3: relate gravitational force to mass and distance.
PS.1.4: demonstrate the relationship between work, power, and machines.
PS.1.5: examine the law of conservation of momentum in everyday situations.
PS.3.1: investigate chemical and physical changes.
PS.3.2: analyze chemical equations.
PS.3.3: compare and contrast acids and bases.
PS.4.1: investigate the properties and behaviors of waves.
PS.4.2: explore and explain the nature of sound and light energy.
PS.4.3: examine the applications and effects of heat energy.
PS.4.4: probe the fundamental principles and applications of electrical energy.
PS.4.6: investigate the law of conservation of energy.
PH.1.1: investigate fundamental physical quantities of mass and time.
PH.1.2: analyze and apply Newton’s three laws of motion.
PH.1.4: investigate kinematics and dynamics.
PH.2.1: develop an understanding of heat and internal energy.
PH.3.1: explore conditions associated with simple harmonic motion.
PH.3.3: understand wave mechanics.
PH.3.4: examine the Doppler Effect.
PH.3.5: explore the characteristics and properties of sound.
PH.4.1: describe the characteristics of the electromagnetic spectrum.
PH.4.3: analyze the optics of mirrors.
PH.5.3: investigate Ohm's law.
PH.5.4: compare and contrast series and parallel circuits.
PH.5.5: analyze schematic diagrams.
PH.6.1: investigate the properties and structure of the atom.
PH.6.2: compare and contrast the Bohr model and the quantum model of the atom.
PH.6.3: explore the dynamics of the nucleus: radioactivity, nuclear decay, radiocarbon/uranium dating and half-life.
Correlation last revised: 7/9/2009