Alabama High School Graduation Exam
II.1.a: Identify, define, and distinguish among producers (autotrophs), consumers, and decomposers (heterotrophs).
II.1.b: Trace the flow of energy through food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
II.1.c: Identify the reactants and products associated with photosynthesis and cellular respiration and the purpose of these two processes.
II.1.d: Describe the carbon, nitrogen, and water cycles-including transpiration and respiration.
II.2.a: Identify states of matter in terms of molecular (particle) movement, density, and kinetic energy associated with each phase/state of a given type of matter
II.3.a: Determine the number of protons, neutrons, electrons, and mass of an element using the periodic table.
II.3.b: Use the periodic table to identify and locate metals, nonmetals, metalloids, and noble gases.
II.3.c: Use data about the number of electrons in the outer electron shell of an atom, including simple dot diagrams, to determine its stability/reactivity and be able to predict ionic charge resulting from reactions.
II.4.a: Demonstrate knowledge that some factors and substances can affect the rate at which physical and chemical changes occur in living and non-living systems-such as the digestive process.
III.2.c: Identify reproductive structures and their functions in angiosperms.
III.3.b: Explain how animals are adapted to their environment-such as protective coloration, mimicry, claws, beaks, etc.
IV.1.a: Identify physical traits that are passed from parents to offspring.
IV.1.b: Recognize how genetic traits including diseases and disorders are passed from one generation to the next-may include family pedigrees and monohybrid Punnett squares.
IV.1.d: Recognize and evaluate the harms and benefits that result when mutations occur.
IV.2.a: Describe the relationships among DNA, genes, and chromosomes.
IV.2.b: Describe in basic terms the structure function of DNA.
IV.2.d: Define and distinguish between dominant and recessive genes and how each is expressed in parents and offspring.
V.1.a: Define and identify representations of diffusion and osmotic systems and what substances are transported by these processes-may include graphic representations.
V.1.f: Identify cell organelles and define functions of cell organelles-may include graphic representations.
VI.1.e: Identify human activities that affect the dynamic equilibrium of populations and ecosystems.
VI.1.f: Identify factors and relationships-such as predator/prey-that affect population dynamics and ecosystems.
VI.1.g: Explain why diversity within a species is important and how heritable traits ensure survival.
VII.1.a: Describe how energy-mechanical, electrical, chemical, light, sound, and heat-can be transformed from one form to another.
VII.1.b: Show understanding that energy transformations result in no net gain or loss of energy, but that in energy conversions less energy is available due to heat loss during the transformations.
VII.1.c: Apply the concept of conservation and transformation of energy within and between organisms and the environment-such as food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
VII.2.a: Relate wavelength to energy
VII.2.b: Describe how waves travel through different kinds of media.
VIII.2.a: Relate force to pressure in fluids. (Note: Formulas will be provided, where needed, to calculate fluid force in closed systems.)
Correlation last revised: 1/20/2017