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Biology Training California Standards and Objectives

The following are descriptions of the California Science Content Standards and California Math Content Standards that are met or addressed through the Astro-Venture Biology lessons. They are delineated as follows:

CSCS (K) 1a
CSCS California Science Content Standard
(K) Grade
1a Standard

The complete California Science Content Standards

 

CMCS A (K) 1.1
CMCS California Math Content Standard
A Standard Area (Number Sense)
(K) Grade
1.1 Standard

The complete California Math Content Standards

 

 

Fourth Grade

CSCS (4) 2 All organisms need energy and matter to live and grow.
   
CSCS (4) 2a Students know plants are the primary sources of matter and energy entering most food chains.
   
CSCS (4) 2b Students know producers and consumers are related in food chains and food webs and may compete with each other for resources in an ecosystem.
   
CSCS (4) 2c Students know decomposers, including fungi, insects, and microorganisms, recycle matter from dead plants and animals.
   
CSCS (4) 3a Students know ecosystems can be characterized by their living and nonliving things.
   
CSCS (4) 3b Students know that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.
   
CSCS (4) 3d Students know that most microorganisms do not cause disease and that many are beneficial.
   
CSCS (4) 6a Differentiate observation from inference (interpretation) and know scientists' explanations come partly from what they observe and partly from how they interpret their observations.
   
CSCS (4) 6c Formulate and justify predictions based on cause-and-effect relationships.
   
CSCS (4) 6f Follow a set of written instructions for scientific investigation.
   
CMCS D (4) 1.0 Organize, represent, and interpret numerical & categorical data & communicate findings.
   
  Fifth Grade
CSCS (5) 1a Students know that during chemical reactions the atoms of reactants rearrange to form products with different properties.
   
CSCS (5) 1b Students know all matter is made of atoms, which may combine to form molecules.
   
CSCS (5) 2f Students know plants use carbon dioxide (CO 2 and energy from sunlight) to build molecules of sugar and release oxygen.
   
CSCS (5) 2c Students know the sequential steps of digestion and the roles of teeth and the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, and colon in the function of the digestive system.
   
CSCS (5) 2g Students know plant and animal cells break down sugar to obtain energy, a process resulting in carbon dioxide and water.
   
CSCS (5) 6b Develop a testable question.
   
CSCS (5) 6c Plan and conduct a simple investigation based on a student-developed question and write instructions others can follow to carry out the procedure.
   
CSCS (5) 6d Identify the dependent and controlled variables in an investigation.
   
CSCS (5) 6e Identify a single independent variable in a scientific investigation and explain how this variable can be used to collect information to answer a question about the results of the experiment.
   
CSCS (5) 6g Record data by using appropriate graphic representations (including charts, graphs, and labeled diagrams) and make inferences based on those data.
   
CSCS (5) 6h Draw conclusions from scientific evidence and indicate whether further information is needed to support a specific conclusion.
   
CMCS D (5) 1.2 Organize & display single-variable data in appropriate graphs and representations.
   
  Sixth Grade
CSCS (6) 2g Students know plant and animal cells break down sugar to obtain energy, a process resulting in carbon dioxide and water.
   
CSCS (6) 5a Students know energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred by producers Into chemical energy through photosynthesis and then from organism to organism through food webs.
   
CSCS (6) 5b Students know matter is transferred over time from one organism to other in the food web and between organisms and the physical environment.
   
CSCS (6) 5c Students know populations of organisms can be categorizes by the functions they serve in an ecosystem.
   
CSCS (6) 5d Students know different kinds of organisms may play similar ecological roles in similar biomes.
   
CSCS (6) 5e Students know the number of organisms an ecosystem can support depends on the resources available and on abiotic factors, such as quantities of light and water, a range of temps, and soil composition.
   
CSCS (6) 7a Develop a hypothesis.
   
CSCS (6) 7b Students will select and use appropriate tools and technology (including calculators, computers, balances, spring scales, microscopes, and binoculars) to perform tests, collect data, and display data.
   
  Seventh Grade
CSCS (7) 7b Use a variety of print and electronic resources (WWW) to collect information and evidence as part of a research project.
   
CSCS (7) 7c Communicate the logical connection among hypotheses, science concepts, tests conducted, data collected, and conclusions drawn from the scientific evidence.
   
CSCS (7) 7d Construct scale models, maps, and appropriately labeled diagrams to communicate scientific knowledge.
   
CSCS (7) 7e Students will communicate the steps and results from an investigation in written reports and oral presentations.
   
  Eighth Grade
CSCS (8) 6b Students know that living organisms are made of molecules consisting largely of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, and sulfur.
   
CSCS (8) 9a Plan and conduct a scientific investigation to test a hypothesis.
   
CSCS (8) 9c Distinguish between variable and controlled parameters in a test.
   
CSCS (8) 5b Students know the idea of atoms explains the conservation of matter: In chemical reactions the number of atoms stays the same no matter how they are arranged, so their total mass stays the same.
   
  Ninth - Twelfth Grades
CSCS (9-12)
Biology/Life Sciences 1f
Students know usable energy is captured from sunlight by chloroplasts and is stored through synthesis of sugar from carbon dioxide.
   
CSCS (9-12)
Biology/Life Sciences 6e
Students know a vital part of an ecosystem is the stability of its producers and decomposers.

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Astro-Venture Biology meets and addresses the following California standards.

Lesson Number/Title California Science Standards California Math Standards
1: Biology Training Module

Meets:
CSCS (4) 3b
CSCS (4) 6 c, f
CSCS (6) 5c, d
CSCS (7) 7b, d
CSCS (9-12) Biology/Life Sciences 6e

Partially Meets:
CSCS (5) 6g.h
CSCS (6) 5a, e
CSCS (6) 7b

Addresses:
CSCS(4) 3 a
CSCS(4) 6 a

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2: The Importance of Food

Meets:
CSCS (4) 2

Partially Meets:
CSCS (5) 2g

Addresses:
CSCS (5) 1a
CSCS (5) 2c
CSCS (6) 5b

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3: Producers Make Their Own Food

Meets:
CSCS (5) 2f
CSCS (5) 6 b, c, e
CSCS (5) 6h
CSCS (6) 7a
CSCS (7) 7e

Partially Meets:
CSCS (6) 5a,
CSCS (6) 2g
CSCS (7) 7c
CSCS (9-12) Biology/Life Sciences 1f
CSCS (9-12) Biology/Life Sciences 6e

Addresses:
CSCS (8) 6b

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Addresses:
CMCS D (4) 1.0
CMCS D (5) 1.2

4: Consumers Get Their Food From Other Living Things

Meets:
CSCS(4) 2a
CSCS (5) 2g
CSCS(5) 6g

Partially Meets:
CSCS (6) 5a,b
CSCS (9-12) Biology/Life Sciences 6e

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5: Decomposers Get Energy From Dead Things

Meets:
CSCS (4) 2c
CSCS (5) 6e
CSCS (5) 6h
CSCS (6) 7a
CSCS (7) 7e

Partially Meets:
CSCS (5) 6c
CSCS (5) 6d
CSCS (7) 7c
CSCS (8) 9a, c
CSCS (9-12) Bio/Life Sciences 6e

Addresses:
CSCS (4) 3d

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CMCS D (4) 1.0
CMCS D (5) 1.2

6. The Cycle of Matter

Meets:
CSCS (7) 7d
CSCS (8) 5b

Partially Meets:
CSCS (5) 1a
CSCS (6) 5b

Addresses:
CSCS (5) 1b

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7: Biology Conclusion: Summarizing Learning

Meets:
CSCS (4) 2a, c
CSCS (4) 3a
CSCS (6) 5a,b

Partially Meets:
CSCS (5) 2f
CSCS (4) 2b
CSCS (4) 3b

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