Standards and Objectives
SC.9.4: Students will: demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology and the earth and space sciences, and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.
SC.9.4.2: analyze and explain the principles of genetics (e.g., monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, mutations, genotypes, phenotypes, X and Y chromosomes, multiple alleles, DNA, probability, diversity).
SC.9.4.3: illustrate meiosis and mitosis and relate to chromosome number and production of sperm, egg and body cells.
SC.9.4.4: mathematically illustrate changes in populations of organisms.
SC.9.4.6: design an environment that demonstrates the interdependence of plants and animals (e.g., energy and chemical cycles, adaptations of structures and behaviors).
SC.9.4.10: trace the transfer of matter and energy in the chemical/molecular processes of photosynthesis, respiration and fermentation.
SC.9.4.11: using the element’s position on the Periodic Table, predict physical and chemical properties.
SC.9.4.12: describe the characteristics of radioactivity substances including alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays; the half life of a radioactive isotope; a chain reaction; and differentiate between fission and fusion.
SC.9.4.13: investigate the relationship between the density of an object, its mass, and its volume.
SC.9.4.16: identify the various types of chemical bonds and the resulting compounds that are formed (e.g., ionic, nonpolar covalent, polar covalent).
SC.9.4.17: experimentally determine the products of chemical reactions; write balanced chemical equations; classify type of reaction; and describe energy changes.
SC.9.4.18: identify, describe and differentiate various forms of energy and energy transformations.
SC.9.4.19: relate absorption and dissipation of heat to the composition of a material.
SC.9.4.21: hypothesize and experiment when different components are substituted in an electrical circuit; define and solve electrical problems involving potential difference, Ohm’s Law and power.
SC.9.4.23: review foundational concepts of kinematics (e.g., speed-distance-time relationships, graphs) and dynamics (e.g., Newton’s Laws, simple machines).
SC.9.4.24: experiment with a pendulum to determine which variables (amplitude, mass, length) will affect the motion of the pendulum.
SC.9.4.25: investigate types of waves and their properties including interference, diffraction, refraction, resonance; differences and similarities between transverse and longitudinal waves; wave equation to determine the relationships among speed, wavelength and frequency.
SC.9.4.27: demonstrate the relationships of temperature, air pressure, wind speed, wind direction and humidity as elements of weather.
SC.9.4.30: analyze and describe common rock samples using grain size and shape, and mineral composition.
SC.9.4.31: use models to describe interactive cycles such as the water, the nitrogen and the carbon dioxide cycles.
SC.9.4.34: estimate the absolute age of materials using existing radio isotopic data.
SC.9.4.36: relate changes in the Earth’s surface to the motion of lithospheric plates.
SC.9.4.37: summarize and discuss the evidentiary basis for the Theory of Plate Tectonics.
SC.9.4.38: research and describe the life cycles of various stellar types.
SC.9.4.39: interpret topographic maps, weather maps and charts, and astronomical models such as solar systems, galaxies, constellations, stellar types and stellar evolution.
Correlation last revised: 10/24/2008