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Standards-based Lesson Links

National Science Education Standards

Unifying Concepts and Processes                            

Systems, order, and organization


Evidence, models, and explanation


Constancy, change, and measurement


Evolution and equilibrium


Form and function

Science as Inquiry                            

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry


Understandings about scientific inquiry

Physical Science                            

Structure of atoms


Structure and properties of matter


Chemical reactions


Motions and forces


Conservation of energy and increase in disorder


Interactions of energy and matter

Life Science                            

The cell


Molecular basis of heredity


Biological evolution


Interdependence of organisms


Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

Behavior of organisms                    
Earth and Space Sciencee                            

Energy in the earth system


Geochemical cycles


Origin and evolution of the earth system


Origin and evolution of the universe

Science and Technology                            

Abilities of technological design


Understandings about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives                            

Personal and community health


Population growth


Natural resources


Environmental quality


Natural and human-induced hazards


Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

History and Nature of Science                            

Science as a human endeavor


Nature of scientific knowledge


Historical perspectives


Last updated: Jul. 02, 2012