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NSES correlation chart: Content standards for grades 9-12

CONTENT STANDARDS (9-12)

ARTICLES POSTED ON www.actionbioscience.org

1. Unifying Concepts & Processes

1.1.

Systems, order & organization
» agroforestry; biodiversity; canopy ecology; coral reefs; dead zones; deep sea; ecosystem services; ecosystems; estuaries; eukaryotes; evolution theory; great apes; human genome; human origins; introduced species; marine exotics; species genome; taxonomy; wetland birds

1.2.

Evidence, models & explanation
» animal evolution; antibiotics; bacteria primer; biodiversity; Cambrian explosion; climate and speciation; climate change skeptics; ecosystem services; eukaryotes; evolution evidence; evolution theory; fossil dating; genomic puzzles; global warming; human genome; human origins; intelligent design; Madagascar; metabolomics; natural history; premarital gene tests; pygmy rabbits; ring species; science and religion; speciation; toxins; transgenic insects; whale fossils

1.3.

Change, constancy & measurement
» biodiversity; birds; climate and speciation; coyotes; climate change skeptics; climate change; deer density; ecosystem services; ecosystems; fish resources; fossil dating; freshwater fish; genes for sale; genomic puzzles; global warming; light pollution; mollusks; mountain pine beetle; natural history; natural selection; overpopulation; penguins; pharmacogenetics; Polar bears; ring species; sea turtles; shifting baselines; U.S. oceans; wetland birds; whale fossils

1.4.

Evolution & equilibrium
» amphibians; antibiotics; biodiversity; Cambrian explosion; canopy ecology; climate and speciation; deep sea; ecosystem services; eukaryotes; evolution and society; evolution theory; GM agriculture; GM food safety; great apes; great whales; high altitudes; human evolution; human origins; interspecies; introduced species; Madagascar; marine exotics; natural history; natural selection; Polar bears; ring species; shifting baselines; sixth extinction; speciation; transgenics; transgenic insects

1.5.

Form & function
» deforestation; coral reefs; deep sea; eco-economics; fossil dating; freshwater fish; heat island; high altitudes; human genome; metabolomics; mtDNA disease; wetland birds; whale fossils; xenotransplantation

2. Science as Inquiry

2.1.

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry
» amphibians; angiosperms; animal cloning; antibiotics; bacteria primer; biodiversity; fossil dating; freshwater; human genome; lost world; mammoths; species genome; taxonomy; transgenic insects;

2.2.

Understanding about scientific inquiry
» animal cloning; autism; bacteria primer; biopiracy; evolution and society; evolution evidence; evolution theory; genomic puzzles; GM agriculture; GM crops; genetic privacy; green revolution; human genome; human origins; intelligent design; interspecies; Madagascar; metabolomics; natural history; nature's medicines; pharmacogenetics; plant genebanks; pygmy rabbits; ring species; science and religion; shifting baselines; speciation; transgenic insects;

3. Physical Science

3.1.

Structure of atoms
»

3.2.

Structure & properties of matter
» desalination; fossil dating;

3.3.

Chemical reactions
» deep sea; high altitudes; metabolomics; toxins

3.4.

Motions and forces
» Cambrian explosion; desalination; light pollution;

3.5.

Conservation of energy & increase in disorder
» climate change; climate change skeptics; deforestation; global warming; heat island; sea ice

3.6.

Interactions of energy & matter
» desalination; global warming; heat island; Polar bears;

4. Life Science

4.1.

The cell
» animal cloning; animal evolution; bacteria primer; designer babies; eukaryotes; genomic puzzles; human cloning; human evolution; mammoths; microbial forensics; mtDNA disease; species genome; stem cell therapy; xenotransplantation

4.2.

Molecular basis of heredity
» autism; designer babies; genes for sale; gene therapy; GM crops; high altitudes; human genome; mtDNA disease; natural selection; pharmacogenetics; plant genebanks; premarital gene tests; species genome; transgenics; transgenic insects

4.3.

Biological evolution
» animal evolution; angiosperms; antibiotics; biodiversity; Cambrian explosion; climate and speciation; eukaryotes; evolution and society; evolution evidence; evolution theory; fossil dating; high altitudes; human evolution; human origins; intelligent design; Madagascar; mammoths; natural history; natural selection; ring species; science and religion; sea turtles; speciation; taxonomy; whale fossils

4.4.

Interdependence of organisms
» agroforestry; amphibians; bacteria primer; biodiversity; botanical gardens; canopy ecology; coral reefs; coyotes; deep sea; deforestation; ecosystem services; ecosystems; fish resources; freshwater fish; infectious diseases; GM agriculture; great apes; great whales; introduced species; marine exotics; mollusks; mountain pine beetle; overpopulation; Polar bears; scientists' warning; transgenic insects; wetland birds

4.5.

Matter, energy & organization in living systems
» agroforestry; canopy ecology; climate and speciation; climate change; climate change skeptics; coral reefs; dead zones; ecosystems; estuaries; evolution theory; global warming; light pollution; shifting baselines; U.S. oceans

4.6.

Behavior of organisms
» antibiotics; biodiversity; birds; coyotes; deep sea; deer density; eukaryotes; evolution theory; freshwater fish; introduced species; light pollution; marine exotics; mountain pine beetle; natural selection; penguins; pygmy rabbits; ring species; sea turtles; transgenic insects; wetland birds; whale fossils

5. Earth & Space Science

5.1.

Energy in the earth system
» canopy ecology; climate change; climate change skeptics; dead zones; global warming; heat island; light pollution; Polar bears;

5.2.

Geochemical cycles
» bacteria primer; climate and speciation; climate change; desalination; ecosystems; estuaries; fossil dating; freshwater;

5.3.

Origin & evolution of the earth system
» intelligent design;

5.4.

Origin & evolution of the universe
intelligent design

6. Science & Technology

6.1.

Abilities of technological design
» animal cloning; designer babies; DNA patents; ecotourism; gene therapy; genes for sale; GM agriculture; GM crops; GM food safety; green revolution; human cloning; stem cell therapy; xenotransplantation

6.2.

Understanding about science & technology
» animal cloning; biopiracy; evolution and society; green revolution; human evolution; human genome; interspecies; mammoths; pharmacogenetics; plant genebanksstem cell therapy; toxins; transgenic; transgenic insects

7. Science in Personal & Social Perspectives

7.1.

Personal and community health
» antibiotics; autism; bacteria primer; beaches; gene therapy; genes for sale; genetic privacy; GM food safety; global warming; high altitudes; medical bioethics; mtDNA disease; pharmacogenetics; premarital gene tests; toxins; xenotransplantation

7.2.

Population growth
» beaches; coyotes; dead zones; deer density; insects; freshwater; great apes; great whales; green revolution; Madagascar; overpopulation; pygmy rabbits; scientists' warning; sixth extinction

7.3.

Natural resources
» agroforestry; beaches; biodiversity; biopiracy; botanical gardens; canopy ecology; climate change; deforestation; desalination DNA patents; eco-economics; ecosystems; ecotourism; estuaries; fish resources; freshwater; freshwater fish; GM crops; lost world; mountain pine beetle; nature's medicines; overpopulation; plant genebanks; scientists' warning; shifting baselines; taxonomy; U.S. oceans

7.4.

Environmental quality
» agroforestry; angiosperms; bacteria primer; beaches; birds; coral reefs; deer density; ecosystem services; ecosystems; ecotourism; estuaries; freshwater fish; global warming; heat island; light pollution; metabolomics; scientists' warning; shifting baselines; toxins; transgenic insects; U.S. oceans; wetland birds

7.5.

Natural & human-induced hazards
» amphibians; antibiotics; bacteria primer; climate change; climate change skeptics; coyotes; estuaries; global warming; great apes; great whales; introduced species; marine exotics; mountain pine beetle; mollusks; penguins; scientists' warning; sea turtles; shifting baselines; toxins

7.6.

Science and technology in local, national & global challenges
» agricultural bioterrorism; amphibians; animal cloning; biodiversity; biopiracy; desalination; designer babies; DNA patents; eco-economics; ecotourism; ecosystems; evolution and society; freshwater; genetic privacy; GM agriculture; GM crops; GM food safety; global warming; green revolution; human cloning; human genome; intelligent design; interspecies; nature's medicines; pharmacogenetics; plant genebanks; scientists' warning; stem cell therapy; transgenics; transgenic insects; transgenic insects; U.S. oceans; wetland birds

8. History & Nature of Science

8.1.

Science as a human endeavor
» angiosperms; botanical gardens; designer babies; green revolution; interspecies; lost world; medical bioethics; natural history; nature of science; nature's medicines; Origin of Species;

8.2.

Nature of scientific knowledge
» animal evolution; Cambrian explosion; climate change skeptics; deep sea; evolution and society; evolution evidence; evolution theory; genomic puzzles; natural history; nature of science; science and religion; shifting baselines; speciation; species genome

8.3.

Historical perspective
» animal cloning; botanical gardens; evolution evidence; genomic puzzles; green revolution; high altitudes; human evolution; human genome; human origins; intelligent design; light pollution; lost world; natural history; nature of science; Origin of Species; premarital gene tests; speciation; whale fossils

NSES correlation chart: Content standards for grades 5-8

[Note: Articles listed in this chart have been chosen because they not only apply to the NSES standards for grades 5-8 but they are also easier to read by young learners; however, educators may determine that articles listed in the grades 9-12 chart may also apply.]

CONTENT STANDARDS (5-8)

ARTICLES POSTED ON www.actionbioscience.org

   

1. Unifying Concepts & Processes

»biodiversity; Cambrian explosion; canopy ecology; dead zones; coral reefs; ecosystem services; ecosystems; fossil dating; genes for sale; great apes; great whales; pygmy rabbits; shifting baselines; species genome; sustainable landscapes; wetland birds

2. Science as Inquiry

» animal cloning; antibiotics; bacteria primer; biopiracy; birds; deep sea; dengue fever; fossil dating; freshwater; insects; Madagascar; microbial forensics; nature's medicines; pygmy rabbits; science in dev. nations; science literacy

3. Physical Science

» desalination; fossil dating; global warming; nanotechnology; sea ice

4. Life Science

» amphibians; animal cloning; antibiotics; bacteria primer; biodiversity; botanical gardens; Cambrian explosion; canopy ecology; coral reefs; coyotes; dead zones; deep sea; deer density; ecosystems; evolution and society; fish resources; fossil dating; genes for sale; great apes; great whales; lost world; mammoths; marine exotics; mollusks; mountain pine beetle; natural selection; penguins; Pleistocene rewilding; polar bears; sea turtles; shifting baselines; species genome; wetland birds; whale fossils

5. Earth & Space Science

» canopy ecology; dead zones; fossil dating; freshwater; global warming; light pollution; lost world

6. Science & Technology

» animal cloning; bioterrorism; desalination; genes for sale; green revolution; microbial forensics; nanotechnology; plant genebanks; science literacy; transgenics; transgenic insects;

7. Science in Personal & Social Perspectives

» animal cloning; antibiotics; autism; bacteria primer; beaches; biopiracy; bioterrorism; canopy ecology; dengue fever; desalination; ecotourism; freshwater; genes for sale; global warming; great apes; great whales; green revolution; infectious diseases; lost world; Madagascar; nature's medicines; plant genebanks; science in dev. nations; scientists' warning; U.S. oceans; wetland birds

8. History & Nature of Science

» botanical gardens; deep sea; evolution and society; lost world; natural history; nature's medicines; Pleistocene rewilding; science in dev. nations; science literacy; species genome; whale fossils

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