SC.9.4: Students will: demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives, demonstrate an understanding of the interrelationships among physics, chemistry, biology and the earth and space sciences, and apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.

SC.9.4.2: analyze and explain the principles of genetics (e.g., monohybrid and dihybrid crosses, mutations, genotypes, phenotypes, X and Y chromosomes, multiple alleles, DNA, probability, diversity).

Chicken Genetics
Evolution: Mutation and Selection

SC.9.4.3: illustrate meiosis and mitosis and relate to chromosome number and production of sperm, egg and body cells.

Cell Division

SC.9.4.4: mathematically illustrate changes in populations of organisms.

Food Chain

SC.9.4.6: design an environment that demonstrates the interdependence of plants and animals (e.g., energy and chemical cycles, adaptations of structures and behaviors).

Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Food Chain

SC.9.4.10: trace the transfer of matter and energy in the chemical/molecular processes of photosynthesis, respiration and fermentation.

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

SC.9.4.11: using the element’s position on the Periodic Table, predict physical and chemical properties.

Mystery Powder Analysis

SC.9.4.12: describe the characteristics of radioactivity substances including alpha particles, beta particles and gamma rays; the half life of a radioactive isotope; a chain reaction; and differentiate between fission and fusion.

Nuclear Decay

SC.9.4.13: investigate the relationship between the density of an object, its mass, and its volume.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Density via Comparison
Determining Density via Water Displacement

SC.9.4.16: identify the various types of chemical bonds and the resulting compounds that are formed (e.g., ionic, nonpolar covalent, polar covalent).

Ionic Bonds

SC.9.4.17: experimentally determine the products of chemical reactions; write balanced chemical equations; classify type of reaction; and describe energy changes.

Balancing Chemical Equations
Chemical Equation Balancing

SC.9.4.18: identify, describe and differentiate various forms of energy and energy transformations.

Energy Conversion in a System
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Period of a Pendulum

SC.9.4.19: relate absorption and dissipation of heat to the composition of a material.

Bohr Model of Hydrogen
Bohr Model: Introduction
Calorimetry Lab
Herschel Experiment
Photoelectric Effect

SC.9.4.21: hypothesize and experiment when different components are substituted in an electrical circuit; define and solve electrical problems involving potential difference, Ohm’s Law and power.

Advanced Circuits

SC.9.4.23: review foundational concepts of kinematics (e.g., speed-distance-time relationships, graphs) and dynamics (e.g., Newton’s Laws, simple machines).

Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects
Torque and Moment of Inertia

SC.9.4.24: experiment with a pendulum to determine which variables (amplitude, mass, length) will affect the motion of the pendulum.

Energy of a Pendulum
Period of a Pendulum
Simple Harmonic Motion

SC.9.4.25: investigate types of waves and their properties including interference, diffraction, refraction, resonance; differences and similarities between transverse and longitudinal waves; wave equation to determine the relationships among speed, wavelength and frequency.

Earthquake - Determination of Epicenter
Earthquake - Recording Station
Ray Tracing (Lenses)
Sound Beats and Sine Waves

SC.9.4.27: demonstrate the relationships of temperature, air pressure, wind speed, wind direction and humidity as elements of weather.

Coastal Winds and Clouds
Hurricane Motion
Relative Humidity
Weather Maps

SC.9.4.30: analyze and describe common rock samples using grain size and shape, and mineral composition.

Rock Classification

SC.9.4.31: use models to describe interactive cycles such as the water, the nitrogen and the carbon dioxide cycles.

Photosynthesis Lab
Water Cycle

SC.9.4.34: estimate the absolute age of materials using existing radio isotopic data.


SC.9.4.36: relate changes in the Earth’s surface to the motion of lithospheric plates.

Plate Tectonics

SC.9.4.37: summarize and discuss the evidentiary basis for the Theory of Plate Tectonics.

Plate Tectonics

SC.9.4.38: research and describe the life cycles of various stellar types.

H-R Diagram

SC.9.4.39: interpret topographic maps, weather maps and charts, and astronomical models such as solar systems, galaxies, constellations, stellar types and stellar evolution.

Building Topographical Maps
Hurricane Motion
Reading Topographical Maps
Weather Maps

Correlation last revised: 10/24/2008

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