S11.B.1: Structure and Function of Organisms
S11.B.1.1: Explain structure and function at multiple levels of organization.
S11.B.1.1.2: Compare and contrast the structural and functional similarities and differences among living things (e.g., classify organisms into classification groups, compare systems).
S11.B.1.1.3: Compare and contrast cellular processes (e.g., photosynthesis and respiration, meiosis and mitosis, protein synthesis and DNA replication).
S11.B.2: Continuity of Life
S11.B.2.1: Explain the mechanisms of the theory of evolution.
S11.B.2.1.2: Explain the role of mutations, differential reproduction, and gene recombination in changing the genetic makeup of a population.
S11.B.2.1.4: Explain why natural selection can act only on inherited traits.
S11.B.2.2: Describe how genetic information is inherited and expressed.
S11.B.2.2.1: Describe how genetic information is expressed (i.e., DNA, genes, chromosomes, transcription, translation, and replication).
S11.B.2.2.3: Explain how different patterns of inheritance affect population variability (i.e., multiple alleles, co-dominance, dominance, recessiveness, sex-influenced traits, and sex-linked traits).
S11.B.3: Ecological Behavior and Systems
S11.B.3.1: Use evidence or examples to explain the characteristics of and interactions within an ecosystem.
S11.B.3.1.1: Explain the significance of diversity in ecosystems.
S11.B.3.1.2: Explain the biotic (i.e., plant, animal, and microbial communities) and abiotic (i.e., soil, air, temperature, and water) components of an ecosystem and their interaction.
S11.B.3.1.3: Describe how living organisms affect the survival of one another.
S11.B.3.1.4: Compare the similarities and differences in the major biomes (e.g., desert, tropical rain forest, temperate forest, coniferous forest, tundra) and the communities that inhabit them.
S11.B.3.2: Analyze patterns of change in natural or human-made systems over time.
S11.B.3.2.2: Explain biological diversity as an indicator of a healthy environment.
S11.B.3.2.3: Explain how natural processes (e.g., seasonal change, catastrophic events, habitat alterations) impact the environment over time.
S11.C.1: Structure, Properties, and Interaction of Matter and Energy
S11.C.1.1: Explain the relationship between the structure and properties of matter.
S11.C.1.1.3: Explain the formation of compounds (ionic and covalent) and their resulting properties using bonding theories.
S11.C.1.1.4: Explain how the relationships of chemical properties of elements are represented in the repeating patterns within the periodic table.
S11.C.1.1.5: Predict the behavior of gases though the application of laws (e.g., Boyle's law, Charles' law, or ideal gas law).
S11.C.1.1.6: Describe factors that influence the frequency of collisions during chemical reactions that might affect the reaction rates (e.g., surface area, concentration, catalyst, temperature).
S11.C.2: Forms, Sources, Conversion, and Transfer of Energy
S11.C.2.1: Analyze energy sources and transfer of energy, or conversion of energy.
S11.C.2.1.1: Compare or analyze waves in the electromagnetic spectrum (e.g., ultraviolet, infrared, visible light, X-rays, microwaves) as well as their properties, energy levels, and motion.
S11.C.2.1.2: Describe energy changes in chemical reactions.
S11.C.2.1.3: Apply the knowledge of conservation of energy to explain common systems (e.g., refrigeration, rocket propulsion, heat pump).
S11.C.2.1.4: Use Ohm's Law to explain relative resistances, currents, and voltage.
S11.C.3: Principles of Motion and Force
S11.C.3.1: Use the principles of motion and force to solve real-world challenges.
S11.C.3.1.3: Describe the motion of an object using variables (i.e., acceleration, velocity, displacement).
S11.C.3.1.4: Explain how electricity induces magnetism and how magnetism induces electricity as two aspects of a single electromagnetic force.
S11.C.3.1.5: Calculate the mechanical advantage for moving an object by using a simple machine.
S11.D.1: Earth Features and Processes that Change Earth and Its Resources
S11.D.1.1: Explain and analyze the forces in the lithosphere that continually shape Earth.
S11.D.1.1.2: Explain the processes that take place at plate boundaries and how these processes continue to shape Earth (e.g., volcanic activity, earthquakes, mountain building, mid-ocean ridges, deep-sea trenches, new land being formed).
S11.D.1.1.3: Analyze features caused by the interaction of processes that change Earth's surface (e.g., wind and moving water help break down rock into soil; plate movement, earthquakes, and volcanic activity help cause mountains and valleys to form; flowing water and deposition of material help form deltas).
S11.D.1.3: Explain the significance and contribution of water as a resource to living things and the shaping of the land.
S11.D.1.3.3: Explain factors (e.g., nutrient loading, turbidity, rate of flow, rate of deposition, biological diversity) that affect water quality and flow through a water system.
S11.D.2: Weather, Climate, and Atmospheric Processes
S11.D.2.1: Analyze how the transfer of energy and substances between Earth's atmosphere and its surface influences regional or global weather or climate.
S11.D.2.1.2: Compare the transmission, reflection, absorption, and radiation of solar energy to and by Earth's surface under different environmental conditions (e.g., major volcanic eruptions, greenhouse effect, reduction of ozone layer, increased global cloud cover).
S11.D.2.1.3: Explain weather patterns and seasonal changes using the concepts of heat and density.
S11.D.3: Composition and Structure of the Universe
S11.D.3.1: Explain the composition, structure, and origin of the universe.
S11.D.3.1.1: Describe planetary motion and the physical laws that explain planetary motion.
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017