NAtionAL Science Education STaNDarDs Cdntent Standards

Unifying Concepts and Processes, K-12

Systems, order, and organization Evidence, models, and explanation Constancy, change, and measurement Evolution and equilibrium Form and function

Science as Inquiry, Content Standard A, Grades 9-12

Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry Understandings about scientific inquiry

Physical Science, Content Standard B, Grades 9-12

Structure of atoms

Structure and properties of matter

Chemical reactions

Motions and forces

Conservation of energy and increase in disorder Interactions of energy and matter

Life Science, Content Standard C, Grades 9-12

The cell

Molecular basis of heredity

Biological evolution

Interdependence of organisms

Matter, energy, and organization in living systems

Behavior of organisms

Earth and Space Science, Content Standard D, Grades 9-12

Energy in the earth system Geochemical cycles

Origin and evolution of the earth system Origin and evolution of the universe

Science and Technology, Content Standard E

Abilities of technological design Understandings about science and technology

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives, Content Standard F

Personal and community health

Population growth

Natural resources

Environmental quality

Natural and human-induced hazards

Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges

History and Nature of Science, Content Standard G

Science as a human endeavor Nature of scientific knowledge Historical perspectives

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