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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.
• HS-PS1-3
Plan and conduct an investigation to gather evidence to compare the structure of substances at the bulk scale to infer the strength of electrical forces between particles.
• HS-PS1-5
Apply scientific principles and evidence to provide an explanation about the effects of changing the temperature or concentration of the reacting particles on the rate at which a reaction occurs.
Next Generation High School Life Science Standards
From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
• HS-LS1-1
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
• HS-LS1-5
Use a model to illustrate how photosynthesis transforms light energy into stored chemical energy.
• 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.
Common Core Reading Standard 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.
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.