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Life Science/Biology - High School Four Course Model


From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes


Instructional Segment 1: Structure and Function

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS1-1, HS-LS1-2, HS-LS1-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.A: Structure and Function



Instructional Segment 2: Growth and Development of Organisms

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS1-4, HS-LS3-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits

 


Instructional Segment 3: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS1-5HS-LS1-6HS-LS1-7

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms 



Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics


Instructional Segment 4: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS2-1, HS-LS2-2

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience


 


Instructional Segment 5: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS2-3HS-LS2-4HS-LS2-5

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.B: Cycles of Matter and Energy Transfer in Ecosystems 
PS3.D: Energy in Chemical Processes




Instructional Segment 6: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS2-6, HS-LS2-7

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions




Instructional Segment 7: Social Interactions and Group Behavior

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS2-8

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior



Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits


Instructional Segment 8: Inheritance of Traits

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS3-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits




Instructional Segment 9: Variation of Traits

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS3-2, HS-LS3-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS3.B: Variation of Traits



Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity


Instructional Segment 10: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS4-1

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS4.A: Evidence of Common Ancestry and Diversity



Instructional Segment 11: Natural Selection

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS4-2, HS-LS4-3

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.C: Adaptation



Instructional Segment 12: Adaptation and Biodiversity

Overview from CA Science Framework

Bundled NGSS Standards for this Segment

Individual Performance Expectations included in this Segment:
HS-LS4-2HS-LS4-3HS-LS4-4HS-LS4-5HS-LS4-6

Disciplinary Core Ideas in this Segment:
LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.C: Adaptation
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans 
ETS1.B: Developing Possible Solutions

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