12: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.

12.A: Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt and change.

12.A.2a: Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.


12.A.2b: Categorize features as either inherited or learned (e.g., flower color or eye color is inherited; language is learned).

Reverse the Field

12.B: Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environment.

12.B.2a: Describe relationships among various organisms in their environments (e.g., predator/prey, parasite/host, food chains and food webs).

Forest Ecosystem
Prairie Ecosystem

12.C: Know and apply concepts that describe properties of matter and energy and the interactions between them.

12.C.2a: Describe and compare types of energy including light, heat, sound, electrical and mechanical.

Energy Conversions

12.D: Know and apply concepts that describe force and motion and the principles that explain them.

12.D.2a: Explain constant, variable and periodic motions.

Distance-Time Graphs
Free Fall Tower

12.D.2b: Demonstrate and explain ways that forces cause actions and reactions (e.g., magnets attracting and repelling; objects falling, rolling and bouncing).

Force and Fan Carts
Free Fall Tower

12.E: Know and apply concepts that describe the features and processes of the Earth and its resources.

12.E.2a: Identify and explain natural cycles of the Earth's land, water and atmospheric systems (e.g., rock cycle, water cycle, weather patterns).

Rock Cycle
Water Cycle

12.E.2b: Describe and explain short-term and long-term interactions of the Earth's components (e.g., earthquakes, types of erosion).

Rock Cycle

12.F: Know and apply concepts that explain the composition and structure of the universe and Earth's place in it.

12.F.2a: Identify and explain natural cycles and patterns in the solar system (e.g., order of the planets; moon phases; seasons as related to Earth's tilt, one's latitude, and where Earth is in its yearly orbit around the sun).

Comparing Earth and Venus
Gravity Pitch
Solar System
Summer and Winter

Correlation last revised: 5/10/2018

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