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Animals Unit Goals

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations that middle and high school students can achieve through completing the Animals Unit are listed below. To read a discussion of how the Carbon TIME project is designed to help students achieve the performances represented in the NGSS, please see Three-dimensional Learning in Carbon TIME.

Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations that middle and high school students can achieve through completing the Animals Unit are listed below. To read a discussion of how the Carbon TIME project is designed to help students achieve the performances represented in the NGSS, please see Three-dimensional Learning in Carbon TIME.

High School

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. HS-LS1-2. Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msls1-molecules-organisms-structures-processes

  • Matter and its Interactions. HS-PS1-4. Develop a model to illustrate that the release or absorption of energy
    from a chemical reaction system depends upon the changes in total bond energy.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/hsps1-matter-interactions

  • Matter and its Interactions. HS-PS1-7. Use mathematical representations to support the claim
    that atoms, and therefore mass,
    are conserved
    during a chemical reaction.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/hsps1-matter-interactions

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. HS-LS1-6. Construct and revise an explanation based on evidence for how
    carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen from sugar molecules may combine with other elements
    to form
    amino acids and/or other large carbon-based molecules.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msls1-molecules-organisms-structures-processes

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. HS-LS1-7. Use a model to illustrate that
    cellular respiration is a chemical process whereby the bonds of food molecules and oxygen molecules are broken and the bonds in new compounds are formed resulting in
    a net transfer of energy.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msls1-molecules-organisms-structures-processes

  • Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. HS-LS2-5. Develop a model
    to illustrate the role of
    photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/hsls2-ecosystems-interactions-energy-dynamics

Middle School

  • Matter and its Interactions. MS-PS1-1. Develop models
    to describe
    the atomic composition of simple molecules and extended structures.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msps1-matter-interactions

  • Matter and its Interactions. MS-PS1-2. Analyze and interpret data
    on the properties of substances
    before and after the substances interact to determine if a chemical reaction has occurred.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msps1-matter-interactions

  • Matter and its Interactions. MS-PS1-5. Develop and use a model to describe how the total number of atoms does not change in a chemical reaction and thus mass is conserved.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msps1-matter-interactions

  • From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes. MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

http://www.nextgenscience.org/msls1-molecules-organisms-structures-processes