ES.8: Understand the Earth and its processes, the solar system, and the universe and its contents

ES.8.1: Describe how elements and water move through solid Earth, the oceans, atmosphere, and living things as part of geochemical cycles

Water Cycle

ES.8.4: Describe how heat and energy transfer into and out of the atmosphere and their involvement in global climate

Calorimetry Lab

ES.8.5: Explain the effects of movements of crustal plates

Plate Tectonics

ES.8.6: Describe how winds and ocean currents are produced on the Earth’s surface

Coastal Winds and Clouds

ES.8.7: Describe climate and weather patterns associated with certain geographic locations and features

Coastal Winds and Clouds

ES.8.9: Describe the physical and nuclear dynamics involved in the life cycle of a star

H-R Diagram


BS.3: Understand the unity, diversity, and interrelationships of organisms, including their relationship to cycles of matter and energy in the environment

BS.3.1: Describe biogeochemical cycles within ecosystems

Cell Energy Cycle
Food Chain
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

BS.3.2: Explain the chemical reactions that occur in photosynthesis and cellular respiration that result in cycling of energy

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

BS.3.3: Explain how matter and energy flow through living systems and the physical environment

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

BS.3.4: Explain dynamic equilibrium in organisms, populations, and ecosystems; explain the effect of equilibrium shifts

Food Chain

BS.4: Understand the structures and functions of living organisms and how organisms can be compared scientifically

BS.4.1: Describe different cell parts and their functions

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

BS.4.3: Differentiate between the processes of mitosis and meiosis

Cell Division

BS.4.4: Describe how homeostatic balance occurs in cells and organisms

Paramecium Homeostasis

BS.5: Understand genetics and biological evolution and their impact on the unity and diversity of organisms

BS.5.1: Explain the theory of evolution and describe evidence that supports this theory

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

BS.5.2: Explain the theory of natural selection

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

BS.5.3: Explain the structural properties of DNA and the role of DNA in heredity and protein synthesis

RNA and Protein Synthesis

BS.5.4: Explain how Mendel’s laws of heredity can be used to determine the traits of possible offspring

Chicken Genetics
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

BS.5.5: Explain chromosomal mutations, their possible causes, and their effects on genetic variation

Evolution: Mutation and Selection


PS.6: Understand the nature of matter and energy, forms of energy (including waves) and energy transformations, and their significance in understanding the structure of the universe

PS.6.10: Explain how atoms bond using valence electrons

Covalent Bonds
Dehydration Synthesis
Electron Configuration
Element Builder
Ionic Bonds

PS.6.12: Describe nuclear reactions and how they produce energy

Nuclear Decay

PS.6.2: Explain how the law of conservation of energy is applied to various systems

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Roller Coaster Physics

PS.6.4: Explain that changes in thermal energy can lead to a phase change of matter

Phase Changes

PS.6.5: Compare transverse and longitudinal waves and their properties

Earthquake - Recording Station

PS.6.6: Explain and provide examples of electromagnetic radiation and sound using a wave model

Photoelectric Effect

PS.6.7: Explain how elements are arranged in the periodic table and describe trends among elemental properties

Element Builder

PS.6.8: Describe interactions among molecules

Dehydration Synthesis
Ionic Bonds

PS.6.9: Describe the factors that affect the rate of chemical reactions

Collision Theory

PS.7: Understand the relationship between force, mass, and motion of objects; and know the major natural forces: gravitational, electric, and magnetic

PS.7.1: Apply the laws of motion to determine the effects of forces on the linear motion of objects

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

PS.7.2: Use vectors to explain force and motion

Atwood Machine
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Uniform Circular Motion

PS.7.3: Explain the relationship among the gravitational force, the mass of the objects, and the distance between objects

Gravitational Force
Uniform Circular Motion

Correlation last revised: 2/26/2010

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