10th GRADE NCLB TEST COMPARISON OF STANDARDS ADDRESSED IN BIOLOGY WITH INTEGRATED SCIENCE I AND II
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CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS: Grade 7 1. All living organisms are composed of cells, from just one to many trillions, whose details usually are visible only through a microscope. As a basis for understanding this concept: c. Students know the nucleus is the repository for genetic information in plant and animal cells. d. Students know that mitochondria liberate energy for the work that cells do and that chloroplasts capture sunlight energy for photosynthesis. e. Students know cells divide to increase their numbers through a process of mitosis, which results in two daughter cells with identical sets of chromosomes. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS: Grade 8 6. Principles of chemistry underlie the functioning of biological systems. As a basis for understanding this concept: b. Students know that living organisms are made of molecules consisting largely of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur. c. Students know that living organisms have many different kinds of molecules, including small ones, such as water and salt, and very large ones, such as carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and DNA. CALIFORNIA CONTENT STANDARDS: Biology
X = a match between the Biology Standard and Biology/Life Science Standard in either the Integrated I or II Blueprint
1. The fundamental life processes of plants and animals depend on a variety of chemical reactions that occur in specialized areas of the organism’s cells. As a basis for understanding this concept: a. Students know cells are enclosed within semipermeable membranes that regulate their interaction with their surroundings. c. Students know how prokaryotic cells, eukaryotic cells (including those from plants and animals), and viruses differ in complexity and general structure. f. Students know usable energy is captured from sunlight by chloroplasts and is stored through the synthesis of sugar from carbon dioxide.