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SCI.9-11.1.A: Science

demonstrate safe practices during laboratory and field investigations; and

SCI.9-11.1.B: Science

demonstrate an understanding of the use and conservation of resources and the proper disposal or recycling of materials.

SCI.9-11.2.A: Science

know the definition of science and understand that it has limitations, as specified in subsection (b)(2) of this section;

SCI.9-11.2.B: Science

know that hypotheses are tentative and testable statements that must be capable of being supported or not supported by observational evidence. Hypotheses of durable explanatory power which have been tested over a wide variety of conditions are incorporated into theories;

SCI.9-11.2.C: Science

know scientific theories are based on natural and physical phenomena and are capable of being tested by multiple independent researchers. Unlike hypotheses, scientific theories are well-established and highly-reliable explanations, but they may be subject to change as new areas of science and new technologies are developed;

SCI.9-11.2.D: Science

distinguish between scientific hypotheses and scientific theories;

SCI.9-11.2.E: Science

plan and implement descriptive, comparative, and experimental investigations, including asking questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and technology;

SCI.9-11.2.F: Science

collect and organize qualitative and quantitative data and make measurements with accuracy and precision using tools such as calculators, spreadsheet software, data-collecting probes, computers, standard laboratory glassware, microscopes, various prepared slides, stereoscopes, metric rulers, electronic balances, gel electrophoresis apparatuses, micropipettors, hand lenses, Celsius thermometers, hot plates, lab notebooks or journals, timing devices, cameras, Petri dishes, lab incubators, dissection equipment, meter sticks, and models, diagrams, or samples of biological specimens or structures;

SCI.9-11.2.G: Science

analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends from data; and

SCI.9-11.2.H: Science

communicate valid conclusions supported by the data through methods such as lab reports, labeled drawings, graphic organizers, journals, summaries, oral reports, and technology-based reports.

SCI.9-11.3.A: Science

in all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student;

SCI.9-11.3.B: Science

communicate and apply scientific information extracted from various sources such as current events, news reports, published journal articles, and marketing materials;

SCI.9-11.3.C: Science

draw inferences based on data related to promotional materials for products and services;

SCI.9-11.3.D: Science

evaluate the impact of scientific research on society and the environment;

SCI.9-11.3.E: Science

evaluate models according to their limitations in representing biological objects or events; and

SCI.9-11.3.F: Science

research and describe the history of biology and contributions of scientists.

SCI.9-11.4.A: Science

compare and contrast prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells;

SCI.9-11.4.B: Science

investigate and explain cellular processes, including homeostasis, energy conversions, transport of molecules, and synthesis of new molecules; and

SCI.9-11.4.C: Science

compare the structures of viruses to cells, describe viral reproduction, and describe the role of viruses in causing diseases such as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and influenza.

SCI.9-11.5.A: Science

describe the stages of the cell cycle, including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) replication and mitosis, and the importance of the cell cycle to the growth of organisms;

SCI.9-11.5.B: Science

examine specialized cells, including roots, stems, and leaves of plants; and animal cells such as blood, muscle, and epithelium;

SCI.9-11.5.C: Science

describe the roles of DNA, ribonucleic acid (RNA), and environmental factors in cell differentiation; and

SCI.9-11.5.D: Science

recognize that disruptions of the cell cycle lead to diseases such as cancer.

SCI.9-11.6.A: Science

identify components of DNA, and describe how information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA;

SCI.9-11.6.B: Science

recognize that components that make up the genetic code are common to all organisms;

SCI.9-11.6.C: Science

explain the purpose and process of transcription and translation using models of DNA and RNA;

SCI.9-11.6.D: Science

recognize that gene expression is a regulated process;

SCI.9-11.6.E: Science

identify and illustrate changes in DNA and evaluate the significance of these changes;

SCI.9-11.6.F: Science

predict possible outcomes of various genetic combinations such as monohybrid crosses, dihybrid crosses and non-Mendelian inheritance;

SCI.9-11.6.G: Science

recognize the significance of meiosis to sexual reproduction; and

SCI.9-11.6.H: Science

describe how techniques such as DNA fingerprinting, genetic modifications, and chromosomal analysis are used to study the genomes of organisms.

SCI.9-11.7.A: Science

analyze and evaluate how evidence of common ancestry among groups is provided by the fossil record, biogeography, and homologies, including anatomical, molecular, and developmental;

SCI.9-11.7.B: Science

analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning any data of sudden appearance, stasis, and sequential nature of groups in the fossil record;

SCI.9-11.7.C: Science

analyze and evaluate how natural selection produces change in populations, not individuals;

SCI.9-11.7.D: Science

analyze and evaluate how the elements of natural selection, including inherited variation, the potential of a population to produce more offspring than can survive, and a finite supply of environmental resources, result in differential reproductive success;

SCI.9-11.7.E: Science

analyze and evaluate the relationship of natural selection to adaptation and to the development of diversity in and among species;

SCI.9-11.7.F: Science

analyze and evaluate the effects of other evolutionary mechanisms, including genetic drift, gene flow, mutation, and recombination; and

SCI.9-11.7.G: Science

analyze and evaluate scientific explanations concerning the complexity of the cell.

SCI.9-11.8.A: Science

define taxonomy and recognize the importance of a standardized taxonomic system to the scientific community;

SCI.9-11.8.B: Science

categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences shared among groups; and

SCI.9-11.8.C: Science

compare characteristics of taxonomic groups, including archaea, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.

SCI.9-11.9.A: Science

compare the structures and functions of different types of biomolecules, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids;

SCI.9-11.9.B: Science

compare the reactants and products of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in terms of energy and matter;

SCI.9-11.9.C: Science

identify and investigate the role of enzymes; and

SCI.9-11.9.D: Science

analyze and evaluate the evidence regarding formation of simple organic molecules and their organization into long complex molecules having information such as the DNA molecule for self-replicating life.

SCI.9-11.10.A: Science

describe the interactions that occur among systems that perform the functions of regulation, nutrient absorption, reproduction, and defense from injury or illness in animals;

SCI.9-11.10.B: Science

describe the interactions that occur among systems that perform the functions of transport, reproduction, and response in plants; and

SCI.9-11.10.C: Science

analyze the levels of organization in biological systems and relate the levels to each other and to the whole system.

SCI.9-11.11.A: Science

describe the role of internal feedback mechanisms in the maintenance of homeostasis;

SCI.9-11.11.B: Science

investigate and analyze how organisms, populations, and communities respond to external factors;

SCI.9-11.11.C: Science

summarize the role of microorganisms in both maintaining and disrupting the health of both organisms and ecosystems; and

SCI.9-11.11.D: Science

describe how events and processes that occur during ecological succession can change populations and species diversity.

SCI.9-11.12.A: Science

interpret relationships, including predation, parasitism, commensalism, mutualism, and competition among organisms;

SCI.9-11.12.B: Science

compare variations and adaptations of organisms in different ecosystems;

SCI.9-11.12.C: Science

analyze the flow of matter and energy through trophic levels using various models, including food chains, food webs, and ecological pyramids;

SCI.9-11.12.D: Science

recognize that long-term survival of species is dependent on changing resource bases that are limited;

SCI.9-11.12.E: Science

describe the flow of matter through the carbon and nitrogen cycles and explain the consequences of disrupting these cycles; and

SCI.9-11.12.F: Science

describe how environmental change can impact ecosystem stability.
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This resource was reviewed using the Curriki Review rubric and received an overall Curriki Review System rating of 3, as of 2014-01-11.

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Technical Completeness: 3
Content Accuracy: 3
Appropriate Pedagogy: 0

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These short video clips are created by online science and math teacher, Andrew Vanden Heuvel, from Michigan, USA. Using Google Glass he makes these bite-sized videos highlighting the science in our everyday lives. The Technology collection features such engaging topics as barcodes, DVD players and plasma TVs. Learners of all ages will find these videos easy to follow and informative. Although they are not stand-alone curriculum, they would be a nice addition to any science class to enhance relevancy. For the most updated collection of physics, biology, technology and math STEMbite videos, visit http://www.youtube.com/user/STEMbite/

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