CB.1.a: Students know cells function similarly in all living organisms.
CB.1.b: Students know the characteristics that distinguish plant cells from animal cells, including chloroplasts and cell walls.
CB.1.c: Students know the nucleus is the repository for genetic information in plant and animal cells.
CB.1.d: Students know that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that cells do and that chloroplasts capture sunlight energy for photosynthesis.
CB.1.e: Students know cells divide to increase their numbers through a process of mitosis, which results in two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes.
G.2.b: Students know sexual reproduction produces offspring that inherit half their genes from each parent.
G.2.c: Students know an inherited trait can be determined by one or more genes.
G.2.d: Students know plant and animal cells contain many thousands of different genes and typically have two copies of every gene. The two copies (or alleles) of the gene may or may not be identical, and one may be dominant in determining the phenotype while the other is recessive.
G.2.e: Students know DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is the genetic material of living organisms and is located in the chromosomes of each cell.
E.3.a: Students know both genetic variation and environmental factors are causes of evolution and diversity of organisms.
E.3.b: Students know the reasoning used by Charles Darwin in reaching his conclusion that natural selection is the mechanism of evolution.
E.3.c: Students know how independent lines of evidence from geology, fossils, and comparative anatomy provide the bases for the theory of evolution.
EL.4.c: Students know that the rock cycle includes the formation of new sediment and rocks and that rocks are often found in layers, with the oldest generally on the bottom.
EL.4.e: Students know fossils provide evidence of how life and environmental conditions have changed.
ST.5.a: Students know plants and animals have levels of organization for structure and function, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and the whole organism.
ST.5.b: Students know organ systems function because of the contributions of individual organs, tissues, and cells. The failure of any part can affect the entire system.
ST.5.f: Students know the structures and processes by which flowering plants generate pollen, ovules, seeds, and fruit.
PP.6.a: Students know visible light is a small band within a very broad electromagnetic spectrum.
PP.6.c: Students know light travels in straight lines if the medium it travels through does not change.
PP.6.d: Students know how simple lenses are used in a magnifying glass, the eye, a camera, a telescope, and a microscope.
PP.6.e: Students know that white light is a mixture of many wavelengths (colors) and that retinal cells react differently to different wavelengths.
PP.6.f: Students know light can be reflected, refracted, transmitted, and absorbed by matter.
PP.6.g: Students know the angle of reflection of a light beam is equal to the angle of incidence.
PP.6.i: Students know how levers confer mechanical advantage and how the application of this principle applies to the musculoskeletal system.
PP.6.j: Students know that contractions of the heart generate blood pressure and that heart valves prevent backflow of blood in the circulatory system.
Content correlation last revised: 2/23/2016