3.3.12: Biological Sciences

3.3.12.A: Explain the relationship between structure and function at all levels of organization.

3.3.12.A.1: Identify and explain interactions among organisms (e.g., mutually beneficial, harmful relationships).

Food Chain
Interdependence of Plants and Animals

3.3.12.A.2: Explain and analyze the relationship between structure and function at the molecular, cellular and organ-system level.

Cell Structure

3.3.12.B: Analyze the chemical and structural basis of living organisms.

3.3.12.B.1: Identify and describe factors affecting metabolic function (e.g., temperature, acidity, hormones).

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

3.3.12.B.2: Evaluate metabolic activities using experimental knowledge of enzymes.

Photosynthesis Lab

3.3.12.B.3: Evaluate relationships between structure and functions of different anatomical parts given their structure.

Paramecium Homeostasis

3.3.12.C: Explain gene inheritance and expression at the molecular level.

3.3.12.C.1: Analyze gene expression at the molecular level.

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

3.3.12.C.2: Describe the roles of nucleic acids in cellular reproduction and protein synthesis.

RNA and Protein Synthesis

3.3.12.C.4: Explain birth defects from the standpoint of embryological development and/or changes in genetic makeup.

Human Karyotyping

3.3.12.D: Analyze the theory of evolution.

3.3.12.D.1: Examine human history by describing the progression from early hominids to modern humans.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

3.3.12.D.2: apply the concept of natural selection as a central concept in illustrating evolution theory.

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Natural Selection

3.4.12: Physical Science, Chemistry and Physics

3.4.12.A: Apply concepts about the structure and properties of matter.

3.4.12.A.2: Classify and describe, in equation form, types of chemical and nuclear reactions.

Nuclear Decay

3.4.12.A.4: Explain how the forces that bind solids, liquids and gases affect their properties.

Freezing Point of Salt Water
Phase Changes

3.4.12.A.5: Characterize and identify important classes of compounds (e.g., acids, bases, salts).

Covalent Bonds
Dehydration Synthesis
Ionic Bonds

3.4.12.A.6: Apply the conservation of energy concept to fields as diverse as mechanics, nuclear particles and studies of the origin of the universe.

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Period of a Pendulum
Roller Coaster Physics
Simple Harmonic Motion

3.4.12.A.8: Quantify the properties of matter (e.g., density, solubility coefficients) by applying mathematical formulas.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Determining Density via Water Displacement
Solubility and Temperature

3.4.12.B: Apply and analyze energy sources and conversions and their relationship to heat and temperature.

3.4.12.B.1: Determine the heat involved in illustrative chemical reactions.

Calorimetry Lab

3.4.12.B.2: Evaluate mathematical formulas that calculate the efficiency of specific chemical and mechanical systems.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

3.4.12.C: Apply the principles of motion and force.

3.4.12.C.1: Evaluate wave properties of frequency, wavelength and speed as applied to sound and light through different media.

Sound Beats and Sine Waves

3.4.12.C.2: Propose and produce modifications to specific mechanical power systems that will improve their efficiency.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine

3.4.12.C.3: Analyze the principles of translational motion, velocity and acceleration as they relate to free fall and projectile motion.

Freefall Laboratory
Golf Range!
Uniform Circular Motion

3.4.12.C.4: Analyze the principles of rotational motion to solve problems relating to angular momentum, and torque.

Torque and Moment of Inertia

3.4.12.C.5: Interpret a model that illustrates circular motion and acceleration.

Uniform Circular Motion

3.4.12.C.6: Describe inertia, motion, equilibrium, and action/reaction concepts through words, models and mathematical symbols.

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Freefall Laboratory
Simple Harmonic Motion
Uniform Circular Motion

3.5.12: Earth Sciences

3.5.12.A: Analyze and evaluate earth features and processes that change the earth.

3.5.12.A.1: Apply knowledge of geophysical processes to explain the formation and degradation of earth structures (e.g., mineral deposition, cave formations, soil composition).

Rock Cycle

3.5.12.A.3: Apply knowledge of radioactive decay to assess the age of various earth features and objects.

Nuclear Decay

3.5.12.C: Analyze atmospheric energy transfers.

3.5.12.C.1: Describe how weather and climate involve the transfer of energy in and out of the atmosphere.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Seasons Around the World
Seasons in 3D
Seasons: Earth, Moon, and Sun
Seasons: Why do we have them?

3.5.12.C.2: Explain how unequal heating of the air, ocean and land produces wind and ocean currents.

Coastal Winds and Clouds

3.5.12.C.3: Analyze the energy transformations that occur during the greenhouse effect and predict the long-term effects of increased pollutant levels in the atmosphere.

Greenhouse Effect
Water Pollution

3.5.12.C.4: Analyze the mechanisms that drive a weather phenomena (e.g., El Nino, hurricane, tornado) using the correlation of three methods of heat energy transfer.

Hurricane Motion

Correlation last revised: 12/8/2009

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