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Taxonomy Standards

Given examples, students will recognize the importance of taxonomy to the scientific community.

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Taxonomy: Major Groups

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will determine the classification of organisms into domains and kingdoms.

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Enzymes

Given illustrations or scenarios, the student will identify an enzyme and the outcome of its action.

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Animal System Interactions

Given illustrations, descriptions, or scenarios, students will describe the interactions that occur among systems in humans.

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Mechanisms of Genetics: Protein Synthesis

Given illustrations or partial DNA or mRNA sequences, students will identify the processes and purposes of transcription and translation.

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Abiotic Cycles

Given scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions, the student will describe the flow of matter through carbon and nitrogen cycles and describe the consequences of disrupting these cycles.

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Homeostasis: Ecological Systems

Given images, videos, or scenarios, identify and describe the responses of organisms, populations, and communities to various changes in their external environment.

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Biological Systems: System Organization

Given illustrations or descriptions, students will relate the levels of organization to each other and to the whole system.

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Biological Systems: Homeostasis

Identify and describe internal feedback mechanisms involved in maintaining homeostasis given scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions.

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Relationships Between Organisms: Food Chains, Webs, and Pyramids

Given illustrations, students will analyze the flow of matter and energy in food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids.

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Symbiosis

Given scenarios or illustrations, the student will determine the nature and type of relationship between organisms, including parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, and competition.

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Organisms' Adaptations

Given scenarios, illustrations. or descriptions, the student will compare variations and adaptations of organisms in different ecosystems.

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Homeostasis—Succession

Given scenarios, illustrations, or descriptions, the student will identify the process of ecological succession and the impact that succession has on populations and species diversity.

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Cell Homeostasis: Osmosis

The focus of this resource is cell homeostasis and, more specifically, osmosis. Students investigate the concept through a virtual lab, recording and analyzing data, creating sketches to represent vocabulary, and discovering the role of aquaporins in water transport through the cell membrane.

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Domain and Range: Numerical Representations

Given a function in the form of a table, mapping diagram, and/or set of ordered pairs, the student will identify the domain and range using set notation, interval notation, or a verbal description as appropriate.

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Transformations of Square Root and Rational Functions

Given a square root function or a rational function, the student will determine the effect on the graph when f(x) is replaced by af(x), f(x) + d, f(bx), and f(x - c) for specific positive and negative values.

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Transformations of Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Given an exponential or logarithmic function, the student will describe the effects of parameter changes.

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Solving Square Root Equations Using Tables and Graphs

Given a square root equation, the student will solve the equation using tables or graphs - connecting the two methods of solution.

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Functions and their Inverses

Given a functional relationship in a variety of representations (table, graph, mapping diagram, equation, or verbal form), the student will determine the inverse of the function.

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Rational Functions: Predicting the Effects of Parameter Changes

Given parameter changes for rational functions, students will be able to predict the resulting changes on important attributes of the function, including domain and range and asymptotic behavior.