SC.10.4: 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.10.4.2: identify and explain the structure and function of cell organelles (e.g., Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria, chloroplasts, ribosomes, lysosomes, vacuoles).

Cell Energy Cycle
Cell Structure
Paramecium Homeostasis
Photosynthesis Lab

SC.10.4.4: identify mechanisms for the movement of materials into and out of cells (e.g., active and passive transport, endo- and exocytosis).


SC.10.4.5: explore the discovery of DNA and its structure by constructing a model to demonstrate the nucleotide bonding and the double helix structure.

Building DNA

SC.10.4.6: relate the role of DNA analysis to genetic disorders, forensic science, molecular genetics, and biotechnology (e.g., protein synthesis, heredity, cell division, cellular functions).

Human Karyotyping
RNA and Protein Synthesis

SC.10.4.7: review principles of genetics (e.g., number of chromosomes, mutations, crossover, Punnett squares, linkage).

Chicken Genetics
Evolution: Mutation and Selection
Mouse Genetics (One Trait)
Mouse Genetics (Two Traits)

SC.10.4.10: recognize that fossil records provide a scientific explanation for variation in the species and common ancestors.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.10.4.11: relate the role of natural selection to the development, diversity and or extinction of a species.

Natural Selection

SC.10.4.12: construct diagrams showing energy flow and cycles of matter between chemical and biological systems including photosynthesis, stored chemical energy, decomposition, carbon and nitrogen cycles.

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals
Photosynthesis Lab

SC.10.4.16: trace matter and energy flow through the respiration process (e.g., ATP, carbon, oxygen, water).

Cell Energy Cycle
Interdependence of Plants and Animals

SC.10.4.17: investigate the properties of solutions including density, conductivity, solubility, concentration, pH and colligative properties.

Colligative Properties
Density Experiment: Slice and Dice
Density Laboratory
Determining Density via Water Displacement
Freezing Point of Salt Water
Solubility and Temperature

SC.10.4.18: differentiate among physical, chemical and nuclear changes and reactions.

Density Experiment: Slice and Dice

SC.10.4.19: investigate the relationships among temperature, pressure and volume in gases and interpret graphs that depict these relationships (e.g., Charles’ Law, Boyle’s Law, Gay-Lussac’s Law).

Boyle's Law and Charles' Law

SC.10.4.21: compare and contrast the characteristics and uses of waves in various parts of the electromagnetic spectrum; calculate the frequency of a particular wavelength.

Photoelectric Effect

SC.10.4.22: summarize the relationship between frequency and speed (e.g., Doppler effect).

Doppler Shift
Doppler Shift Advanced
Sound Beats and Sine Waves

SC.10.4.23: qualitatively explain the relationship between electricity and magnetism and describe how electrical components of a circuit function.

Advanced Circuits

SC.10.4.24: qualitatively and quantitatively describe the conservation of energy (e.g., thermal, chemical, mechanical).

Energy Conversion in a System
Energy of a Pendulum

SC.10.4.25: apply Newton’s Laws of Motion to depict the relationship among rate, force, momentum, work, and time using kinematics graph and mathematical models.

2D Collisions
Air Track
Atwood Machine
Fan Cart Physics
Inclined Plane - Sliding Objects

SC.10.4.26: describe and quantify how machines can provide mechanical advantages.

Inclined Plane - Simple Machine
Pulley Lab

SC.10.4.27: determine the effect of different forces on vibrating systems (e.g., pendulums, springs).

Period of a Pendulum
Simple Harmonic Motion

SC.10.4.30: relate the cause of tides to their height and frequency.


SC.10.4.34: discuss theories for the causes of plate tectonics.

Plate Tectonics

SC.10.4.35: discuss physical and chemical relationships between minerals in rock cycle.

Rock Cycle

SC.10.4.36: investigate fossils as evidence for evolution and indicators of paleo-environments.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.10.4.37: compare and contrast morphological features of fossils to present-day organisms.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

SC.10.4.38: use fossil evidence to estimate the relative and absolute ages of rock layers.

Human Evolution - Skull Analysis

Correlation last revised: 3/29/2010

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