Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
2.6.10-7.9: The student knows the relationship between structure and function in living systems.
2.6.10-7.9.B: determine that all organisms are composed of cells that carry on functions to sustain life; and
2.6.8-7.8-8.10B: identify that radiant energy from the Sun is transferred into chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis.
2.7.12: The student knows that there is a relationship between organisms and the environment.
2.7.12.B: observe and describe how organisms including producers, consumers, and decomposers live together in an environment and use existing resources;
2.8.6: The student knows that interdependence occurs among living systems.
2.8.6.A: describe interactions among systems in the human organism;
2.8.6.B: identify feedback mechanisms that maintain equilibrium of systems such as body temperature, turgor pressure, and chemical reactions; and
2.8.6.C: describe interactions within ecosystems.
2.6.11-7.10-8.A: identify that change in environmental conditions can affect the survival of individuals and of species;
2.6.11-7.10-8.B: distinguish between inherited traits and other characteristics that result from interactions with the environment; and
2.6.11-7.10-8.C: make predictions about possible outcomes of various genetic combinations of inherited characteristics.
3.6.7-7.7-8.9: The student knows that substances have physical and chemical properties.
3.6.7-7.7-8.9.B: classify substances by their physical and chemical properties.
3.6.7-7.7-8.9B.2: interpret information on the periodic table to understand that [physical] properties are used to group elements; and
3.6.7-7.7-8.9C.2: recognize the importance of formulas and equations to express what happens in a chemical reaction;
3.8.8: The student knows that matter is composed of atoms.
3.8.8.A: describe the structure and parts of an atom; and
3.8.8.B: identify the properties of an atom including mass and electrical charge.
3.6.8-7.8-8.10A: illustrate interactions between matter and energy including specific heat;
4.6.9: The student knows that obtaining, transforming, and distributing energy affects the environment.
4.6.9.A: identify energy transformations occurring during the production of energy for human use such as electrical energy to heat energy or heat energy to electrical energy;
4.6.8-7.8-8.10A: illustrate examples of potential and kinetic energy in everyday life such as objects at rest, movement of geologic faults, and falling water;
4.6.6-7.6-8.7: The student knows that there is a relationship between force and motion.
4.6.6-7.6-8.7.A: demonstrate basic relationships between force and motion using simple machines including pulleys and levers;
4.6.6-7.6-8.7A.2: demonstrate how unbalanced forces cause changes in the speed or direction of an object's motion; and
4.6.6-7.6-8.7.B: demonstrate that changes in motion can be measured and graphically represented;
5.6.14: The student knows the structures and functions of Earth systems.
5.6.14.B: identify relationships between groundwater and surface water in a watershed;
5.6.13-7.13: The student knows components of our solar system.
5.6.13-7.13.A: identify and illustrate how the tilt of the Earth on its axis as it rotates and revolves around the Sun causes changes in seasons and the length of a day; and
5.6.13-7.13.B: relate the Earth's movement and the moon's orbit to the observed cyclical phases of the moon.
5.6.8-7.8-8.10B: explain and illustrate the interactions between matter and energy in the water cycle and in the decay of biomass such as in a compost bin; and
5.6.8-7.8-8.10B.2: describe interactions among solar, weather, and ocean systems;
5.8.12: The student knows that cycles exist in Earth systems.
5.8.12.A: analyze and predict the sequence of events in the lunar and rock cycles; and
5.7.14-8.14: The student knows that natural events and human activity can alter Earth systems.
5.7.14-8.14.A: describe and predict the impact of different catastrophic events on the Earth;
5.7.14-8.14.B: analyze effects of regional erosional deposition and weathering;
5.7.14-8.14C.2: describe how human activities have modified soil, water, and air quality.
Correlation last revised: 7/17/2010