B: Students will understand how living things depend on one another and on non-living aspects of the environment.

B.2: Compare the process of photosynthesis and respiration, and describe the factors that effect them.

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

B.3: Analyze the factors that affect population size (e.g., reproductive and survival rates).

Food Chain
Rabbit Population by Season

B.4: Analyze the impact of human and other activities on the type and pace of change in ecosystems.

Rabbit Population by Season
Water Pollution

C: Students will understand that cells are the basic units of life.

C.1: Relate the parts of a cell to its function.

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

C.2: Illustrate how cells replicate and transmit information, including the roles of DNA and RNA.

Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis

C.3: Discuss the function of the important "molecules of life" ­ proteins (including enzymes and hormones), carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

D: Students will understand the basis for all life and that all living things change over time.

D.1: Explain how mutations can be caused by gene mutation or chromosomal alteration and describe the possible results of such mutations on individuals or populations.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection

D.2: Describe why the offspring of sexually reproducing species have different survival rates than those of asexually reproducing species under a variety of conditions. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Cell Division
Natural Selection

D.4: Describe how genetic manipulation can cause unusually rapid changes in species.

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

E: Students will understand the structure of matter and the changes it can undergo.

E.1: Trace the development of models of the atom to the present and describe how each model reflects the scientific understanding of their time.

Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Bohr Model: Introduction
Element Builder

E.2: Analyze how matter is affected by changes in temperature, pressure, and volume.

Boyle's Law and Charles' Law

E.3: Describe the characteristics and behavior of acids and bases.

pH Analysis
pH Analysis: Quad Color Indicator

E.4: Describe an application of the Law of Conservation of Matter.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equation Balancing
Limiting Reactants

E.5: Describe how atoms are joined by chemical bonding.

Covalent Bonds
Element Builder

E.6: Compare the physical and chemical characteristics of elements.

Element Builder

E.7: Describe nuclear reactions, including fusion, fission, and decay, their occurrences in nature, and how they can be used by humans.

Nuclear Decay

F: Students will gain knowledge about the earth and the processes that change it.

F.1: Describe how air pressure, temperature, and moisture interact to cause changes in the weather.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Weather Maps

F.2: Analyze potential effects of changes in the earth's oceans and atmosphere.

Coastal Winds and Clouds

F.3: Describe the impact of plate movement and erosion on the rock cycle.

Plate Tectonics
Rock Cycle

F.5: Demonstrate how rocks and minerals are used to determine geologic history.

Rock Classification

F.6: Analyze the changes in continental position and the evidence that supports the concept of tectonic plates.

Plate Tectonics

H: Students will understand concepts of energy.

H.2: Examine and describe how light is reflected and refracted (deflected) by mirrors and lenses.

Laser Reflection
Ray Tracing (Lenses)
Ray Tracing (Mirrors)

H.3: Explain or demonstrate how sound waves travel.

Sound Beats and Sine Waves

H.4: Analyze the relationship between the kinetic and potential energy of a falling object.

Air Track
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Rolling Objects
Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Period of a Pendulum
Potential Energy on Shelves
Roller Coaster Physics
Simple Harmonic Motion

H.5: Use mathematics to describe the work and power in a system.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Pulley Lab

H.7: Use mathematics to describe and predict electrical and magnetic activity (e.g., current, resistance, voltage).

Advanced Circuits

H.9: Demonstrate an understanding that energy can be found in chemical bonds and can be used when it is released from those bonds.

Covalent Bonds

I: Students will understand the motion of objects and how forces can change that motion.

I.1: Use mathematics to describe the law of conservation of momentum.

2D Collisions
Air Track

I.2: Explain some current theories of gravitational force.

Gravitational Force

I.3: Use Newton's Laws to qualitatively and quantitatively describe the motion of objects.

2D Collisions
Air Track
Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Uniform Circular Motion

I.5: Explain the relationship between temperature, heat, and molecular motion.

Collision Theory
Phase Changes
Temperature and Particle Motion

I.6: Describe how forces within and between atoms affect their behavior and the properties of matter.

Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Bohr Model: Introduction

Correlation last revised: 12/9/2008

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