Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS)
2.1.B: investigate and identify cellular processes including homeostasis, permeability, energy production, transportation of molecules, disposal of wastes, function of cellular parts, and synthesis of new molecules;
2.2.A: describe components of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and illustrate how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;
2.2.B: explain replication, transcription, and translation using models of DNA and ribonucleic acid (RNA); and
2.2.C: identify and illustrate how changes in DNA cause mutations and evaluate the significance of these changes;
2.4.A: interpret the functions of systems in organisms including circulatory, digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, integumentary, skeletal, respiratory, muscular, excretory, and immune; and
2.4.B: compare the interrelationships of organ systems to each other and to the body as a whole.
3.1.C: compare the structures and functions of viruses to cells and describe the role of viruses in causing diseases and conditions such as acquired immune deficiency syndrome, common colds, smallpox, influenza, and warts; and
3.2.A: identify evidence of change in species using fossils, DNA sequences, anatomical similarities, physiological similarities, and embryology; and
3.2.B: illustrate the results of natural selection in speciation, diversity, phylogeny, adaptation, behavior, and extinction.
3.3.D: analyze the flow of matter and energy through different trophic levels and between organisms and the physical environment.
3.4.B: interpret interactions among organisms exhibiting predation, parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism; and
3.4.E: investigate and explain the interactions in an ecosystem including food chains, food webs, and food pyramids.
3.5.A: evaluate the significance of structural and physiological adaptations of plants to their environments;
4.1.A: investigate and identify properties of fluids including density, viscosity, and buoyancy; and
4.1.D: relate the chemical behavior of an element including bonding, to its placement on the periodic table;
4.2.A: distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter such as oxidation, digestion, changes in states, and stages in the rock cycle; and
4.2.C: investigate and identify the law of conservation of mass;
4.3.B: relate the concentration of ions in a solution to physical and chemical properties such as pH, electrolytic behavior, and reactivity; and
4.3.D: demonstrate how various factors influence solubility including temperature, pressure, and nature of the solute and solvent;
5.1.A: calculate speed, momentum, acceleration, work, and power in systems such as in the human body, moving toys, and machines;
5.1.B: investigate and describe applications of Newton's laws such as in vehicle restraints, sports activities, geological processes, and satellite orbits; and
5.1.D: investigate and demonstrate [mechanical advantage and] efficiency of various machines such as levers, motors, wheels and axles, pulleys, and ramps.
5.2.B: demonstrate wave interactions including interference, polarization, reflection, refraction, and resonance within various materials;
5.3.A: describe the law of conservation of energy;
5.3.B: investigate and demonstrate the movement of heat through solids, liquids, and gases by convection, conduction, and radiation; and
5.3.D: investigate and compare economic and environmental impacts of using various energy sources such as rechargeable or disposable batteries and solar cells.
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017