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Teacher Notes: Science Education Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that apply to this module can be viewed below.

Next Generation High School Physical Science Standards
Matter and its Interactions
• HS-PS1-1
Use the periodic table as a model to predict the relative properties of elements based on the patterns of electrons in the outermost energy level of atoms.
Next Generation High School Life Science Standards
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.
Next Generation High School Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science Standard
Engineering Design
• ETS1-3
Evaluate a solution to a complex real-world problem based on prioritized criteria and trade-offs that account for a range of constraints, including cost, safety, reliability, and aesthetics, as well as possible social, cultural, and environmental impacts.
• ETS1-4
Use a computer simulation to model the impact of proposed solutions to a complex real-world problem with numerous criteria and constraints on interactions within and between systems relevant to the problem.
Common Core Writing Standards for Literacy in History/social studies, Science, and Technical subjects
• WHST.9-12.2
Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
• WHST.9-12.7
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in Science & Technical Subjects
• RST.11-12.1
Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
• RST.11-12.7
Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
• RST.11-12.9*
Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.
Common Core Speaking & Listening Standards for Literacy
• SL.11-12.5
Make strategic use of digital media (e.g., textual, graphical, audio, visual, and interactive elements) in presentations to enhance understanding of findings, reasoning, and evidence and to add interest.