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Physical Science

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H11 Newton's laws of motion and gravitation describe the relationships among forces acting on and between objects, their masses, and changes in their motion - but have limitations

SC.HS.H11.E2.03 Demonstrate that objects with greater mass require greater force to initiate or change movement

SC.HS.H11.E3.03 Predict action-reaction relationships between moving objects

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H12 Matter has definite structure that determines characteristic physical and chemical properties

SC.HS.H12.E1.03 Gather data and justify grouping of objects or materials based on chemical and physical properties (e.g., melting point, boiling, conductivity)

SC.HS.H12.E2.03 Demonstrate that different ratios of substances can be combined to create unique mixtures

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H15 Energy exists in many forms such as mechanical, chemical, electrical, radiant, thermal, and nuclear, that can be quantified and experimentally determined

SC.HS.H15.E1.03 Describe ways in which nonliving objects get energy

SC.HS.H15.E2.03 Identify a source for each type of energy (heat, sound, light, mechanical, electrical)

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H16 When energy changes form, it is neither created not destroyed; however, because some is necessarily lost as heat, the amount of energy available to do work decreases

SC.HS.H16.E1.03 Predict and experiment with energy transformations

Life Science

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H21 Matter tends to be cycled within an ecosystem, while energy is transformed and eventually exits an ecosystem

SC.HS.H21.E1.03 Compare and contrast carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H22 The size and persistence of populations depend on their interactions with each other and on the abiotic factors in an ecosystem

SC.HS.H22.E1.03 Compare and contrast positive and/or negative impacts humans have on our ecosystems

SC.HS.H22.E2.03 Describe what happens when an organism's area is destroyed or disturbed

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H23 Cellular metabolic activities are carried out by biomolecules produced by organisms

SC.HS.H23.E2.03 Identify common food sources of fats, carbohydrates and proteins

SC.HS.H23.E3.03 Explain how lifestyle choices impact the body

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H24 The energy for life primarily derives from the interrelated processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Photosynthesis transforms the sun's light energy into the chemical energy of molecular bonds. Cellular respiration allows cells to utilize chemical energy when these bonds are broken

SC.HS.H24.E1.03 Identify chemical reactions within organisms (respiration and digestion ensure survival)

SC.HS.H24.E2.03 Describe three components in the environment that are necessary for photosynthesis (sunlight, water, nutrients) and what occurs when one component is lacking.

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H25 Cells use passive and active transport of substances across membranes to maintain relatively stable intracellular environments

SC.HS.H25.E1.03 Identify common symptoms that show when a body system is not functioning properly

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H26 Cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems maintain relatively stable internal environments, even in the face of changing external environments

SC.HS.H26.E1.03 Describe how two organ systems work together to promote health.

SC.HS.H26.E2.03 Identify two or more health decisions influencing organ health

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H27 Physical and behavioral characteristics of an organism are influenced to varying degrees by heritable genes, many of which encode instructions for the production of proteins

SC.HS.H27.E2.03 Identify learned versus instinctual behaviors.

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H28 Multicellularity makes possible a division of labor at the cellular level through the expression of select genes, but not the entire genome

SC.HS.H28.E1.03 Identify environmental toxins that are harmful to humans

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H29 Evolution occurs as the heritable characteristics of populations change across generations and can lead populations to become better adapted to their environment

SC.HS.H29.E1.03 Identify changes in the environment over time that have driven adaptations of living things

Earth Systems Science

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H31 The history of the universe, solar system and Earth can be inferred from evidence left from past events

SC.HS.H31.E1.03 Identify ways how the Earth has changed over time to accommodate a variety of life forms (sea life, dinosaurs, land animals, mammals)

SC.HS.H31.E2.03 Identify the Solar System as having formed around the sun

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H32 As part of the solar system, Earth interacts with various extraterrestrial forces and energies such as gravity, solar phenomena, electromagnetic radiation, and impact events that influence the planet's geosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere in a variety of ways

SC.HS.H32.E1.03 Identify how aerospace design impacts space travel (e.g. Where you can go on an airplane vs. where you can go on a space shuttle)

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H33 The theory of plate tectonics helps explain geological, physical, and geographical features of Earth

SC.HS.H33.E1.03 Identify and locate places on Earth where earthquakes and volcanoes occur.

SC.HS.H33.E2.03 Label the layers of the Earth (inner core, core, mantle and crust)

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H34 Climate is the result of energy transfer among interactions of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere

SC.HS.H34.E1.03 Describe how climate affects humans

SC.HS.H34.E2.03 Explain how human behavior affect climate

SC.HS.H34.E3.03 Identify Earth’s tilt, seasons, elevation, proximity to oceans as factors that determine a location’s climate

SC.HS.H34.E4.03 Use tools to measure temperature, wind, precipitation and then analyze information from the sources about climate change

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H35 There are costs, benefits, and consequences of exploration, development, and consumption of renewable and nonrenewable resources

SC.HS.H35.E1.03 Determine the effects of using natural resources

SC.HS.H35.E2.03 Compare the advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable resources

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H36 The interaction of Earth's surface with water, air, gravity, and biological activity causes physical and chemical changes

SC.HS.H36.E1.03 Identify the properties of gravity

SC.HS.H36.E2.03 Investigate how human activity can cause physical and chemical changes in water and air

Measurement Topic: SC.HS.H37 Natural hazards have local, national and global impacts such as volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and thunderstorms

SC.HS.H37.E1.03 Identify impacts of natural hazards (blizzard, tornado, flood, volcanoes, fire and earthquakes)

SC.HS.H37.E2.03 Select appropriate ways to prepare for natural hazards (blizzards, tornadoes, floods)