Wyoming Content and Performance Standards for High School Earth Science

Earth`s Climate
Worksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
Earth`s Surface
Worksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
Earth's Crust
FreeWorksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
Lab investigations
Worksheets: 3
Maps as Models of the Earth
Worksheets: 4Vocabulary Sets: 3
Minerals II
Worksheets: 4Vocabulary Sets: 2
Our Solar System
Worksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
Rocks I
Worksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
Rocks II
Worksheets: 3Vocabulary Sets: 3
The Science of Earth Science
Worksheets: 3

WY.1. Concepts and Processes: Science is a dynamic process; concepts and processes in life systems, earth and space systems, and physical systems are best learned through inquiry and investigation. Students develop an understanding of scientific content through inquiry within the context of these unifying concepts and processes: Systems, classification, order, and organization; Evidence, models, and explanations; Change, constancy, and measurement; Evolution and equilibrium and Form and function

SC11.1.1. Life Systems: The Cell: Explain the processes of life, which necessitates an understanding of relationships between structure and function of the cell and cellular differentiation. Identify activities taking place in an organism related to metabolic activities in cells, including growth, regulation, transport, and homeostasis. Differentiate between asexual and sexual reproduction.

Cell structure and function
Match each Cell structure term to its definition like DNA, Lysosomes, Mitochondrion, Lipids, Endoplasmic reticulum, Osmosis and many more. What are the organelles that provide the energy to sperm cells? What hemoglobin, insulin, albumin and maltase are composed of? These animal and plant cell worksheets recommended for students of High School Biology. Read more...iWorksheets :3Vocabulary :5
Cell processes
FreeCellular metabolism is the set of chemical reactions that occur in living organisms in order to maintain life. Living organisms are unique in that they can extract energy from their environments and use it to carry out activities such as growth, development, and reproduction. Read more...iWorksheets :3Vocabulary :7

SC11.1.2. Life Systems: Molecular Basis of Heredity: Demonstrate an understanding that organisms ensure species continuity by passing genetic information from parent to offspring. Utilize genetic information to make predictions about possible offspring. Apply concepts of molecular biology (DNA and genes) to recent discoveries.

Genetics and heredity I
How many chromosomes would normally be contained in a gamete? Match each Genetics and heredity term to its definition like Genetic code, Crossing-over, Fertilization, Codon, Dominant allele, Ribosomes, Sex cells, Punnett square, Prophase II. Read more...iWorksheets :4Vocabulary :7
DNA technology/genetic engineering
This topic is about biology and Forensic science. Students will learn to identify the structure and function of DNA, RNA and protein. They will also learn to describe the importance of generic information to forensics. Read more...iWorksheets :4Vocabulary :3

SC11.1.3. Life Systems: Biological Evolution: Explain how species evolve over time. Understand that evolution is the consequence of various interactions, including the genetic variability of offspring due to mutation and recombination of genes, and the ensuing selection by the environment of those offspring better able to survive and leave additional offspring. Discuss natural selection and that its evolutionary consequences provide a scientific explanation for the great diversity of organisms as evidenced by the fossil record. Examine how different species are related by descent from common ancestors. Explain how organisms are classified based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships, with species being the most fundamental unit of classification.

Evolution and classification
Categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences. Evolutionary theory is a scientific explanation for the unity and diversity of life. Analyze the effects of evolutionary mechanisms, including genetic drift, gene flow, mutation and recombination. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.5. Life Systems: Matter, Energy, and Organization in Living Systems: Describe the need of living systems for a continuous input of energy to maintain chemical and physical stability. Explain the unidirectional flow of energy and organic matter through a series of trophic levels in living systems. Investigate the distribution and abundance of organisms in ecosystems, which are limited by the availability of matter and energy and the ability of the living system to recycle materials.

Ecology I
Match each ecology term to its definition like Energy pyramid, Decomposer, Carnivore, Ecosystem, Owl pellet, Omnivore and many more. Which human activity would be more likely to have a positive/negative impact on the environment? Which factor determines the type of terrestrial plants that grow in an area? Which energy transfer is least likely to be found in nature? Read more...iWorksheets :4Vocabulary :2
Ecology II
Match each Ecology term to its definition like Trophic level, Food web, Consumer, Energy, Herbivore and more. Which component is not recycled in an ecosystem? Why Vultures, which are classified as scavengers, are an important part of an ecosystem? Which characteristic does creeping vine that is parasitic on other plants shares with all other heterotrophs? Read more...iWorksheets :3Vocabulary :2

SC11.1.6. Life Systems: Behavior and Adaptation: Examine behavior as the sum of responses of an organism to stimuli in its environment, which evolves through adaptation, increasing the potential for species survival. Identify adaptations as characteristics and behaviors of an organism that enhance the chance for survival and reproductive success in a particular environment.

Evolution and classification
Categorize organisms using a hierarchical classification system based on similarities and differences. Evolutionary theory is a scientific explanation for the unity and diversity of life. Analyze the effects of evolutionary mechanisms, including genetic drift, gene flow, mutation and recombination. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Introduction to animals
Classification - the process of grouping items together according to their similarities. Kingdom - large category included in scientific classification system and the taxonomic category above phylum; scientists recognize six kingdoms: animals, plants, fungi, protista, eubacteria, and archaebacteria. Vertebrates - animals that have a backbone; five main groups of vertebrates: fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. Read more...iWorksheets :4Vocabulary :3

SC11.1.7. Earth and Space Systems: Geochemical Cycles: Describe the Earth as a closed system and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the following systems:

SC11.1.7.a. Geosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Rock Cycle
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.b. Hydrosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Oceans
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.c. Atmosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Atmosphere
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather II
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.d. Biosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)

SC11.1.8. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Earth System: Investigate geologic time through comparing rock sequences, the fossil record, and decay rates of radioactive isotopes.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.9. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Universe: Examine evidence for the Big Bang Theory and recognize the immense time scale involved in comparison to human-perceived time. Describe the process of star and planet formation, planetary and stellar evolution, including the fusion process, element formation, and dispersion.

SC11.1.10. Physical Systems: Structure and Properties of Matter: Describe the atomic structure of matter, including subatomic particles, their properties, and interactions. Recognize that elements are organized into groups in the periodic table based on their outermost electrons and these groups have similar properties. Explain chemical bonding in terms of the transfer or sharing of electrons between atoms. Describe physical states of matter and phase changes. Differentiate between chemical and physical properties, and chemical and physical changes.

SC11.1.11. Physical Systems: Chemical Reactions: Recognize that chemical reactions take place all around us. Realize that chemical reactions may release or consume energy, occur at different rates. Identify the factors that affect reaction rates. and result in the formation of different substances.

SC11.1.12. Physical Systems: Conservation of Energy and Increase in Disorder: Demonstrate and understanding of the laws of conservation of mass and energy within the context of physical and chemical changes. Realize the tendency for systems to increase in disorder.

Thermodynamics
Worksheets :4

SC11.1.13. Physical Systems: Energy and Matter: Demonstrate an understanding of types of energy, energy transfer and transformations, and the relationship between mass and energy.

SC11.1.14. Physical Systems: Force and Motion: Develop a conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism.

Laws of Motion - Set I
Worksheets :4
Laws of Motion - Set II
Worksheets :3
Forces - Set I
Worksheets :4
Forces - Set II
Worksheets :3
Rotational Motion/Universal Gravitation
Worksheets :3
Momentum and Collisions
Worksheets :3
Properties of Matter
Worksheets :4
Electricity and Electrical Energy - Set I
Worksheets :4
Electricity and Electrical Energy - Set II
Worksheets :3
Magnetism
Worksheets :3
Electromagnetism
The production of a magnetic field around an electrical current is called electromagnetism. Read more...iWorksheets :3

WY.2. Science as Inquiry: Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to safely perform scientific inquiry. Inquiry is the foundation for the development of content, teaching students the use of processes of science that enable them to construct and develop their own knowledge. Inquiry requires appropriate field, classroom, and laboratory experiences with suitable facilities and equipment.

SC11.2.5. Students properly use appropriate scientific and safety equipment, recognize hazards and safety symbols, and observe standard safety procedures.

The science of biology
The processes of science include the formulation of scientifically investigable questions, construction of investigations into those questions, the collection of appropriate data, the evaluation of the meaning of those data, and the communication of this evaluation. Scientific knowledge is based on observation and inference; it is important to recognize that these are very different things. Read more...iWorksheets :3
Lab investigations/scientific method
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The Science of Chemistry
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Lab Investigations/Scientific Method
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The Science of Physics
Worksheets :4

WY.RST.9-10. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Craft and Structure

RST.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RST.9-10.7. Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Thermodynamics
Worksheets :4

WY.1. Concepts and Processes: Science is a dynamic process; concepts and processes in life systems, earth and space systems, and physical systems are best learned through inquiry and investigation. Students develop an understanding of scientific content through inquiry within the context of these unifying concepts and processes: Systems, classification, order, and organization; Evidence, models, and explanations; Change, constancy, and measurement; Evolution and equilibrium and Form and function

SC11.1.3. Life Systems: Biological Evolution: Explain how species evolve over time. Understand that evolution is the consequence of various interactions, including the genetic variability of offspring due to mutation and recombination of genes, and the ensuing selection by the environment of those offspring better able to survive and leave additional offspring. Discuss natural selection and that its evolutionary consequences provide a scientific explanation for the great diversity of organisms as evidenced by the fossil record. Examine how different species are related by descent from common ancestors. Explain how organisms are classified based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships, with species being the most fundamental unit of classification.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.7. Earth and Space Systems: Geochemical Cycles: Describe the Earth as a closed system and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the following systems:

SC11.1.7.a. Geosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Rock Cycle
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.b. Hydrosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Oceans
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.c. Atmosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Atmosphere
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather II
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.d. Biosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)

SC11.1.8. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Earth System: Investigate geologic time through comparing rock sequences, the fossil record, and decay rates of radioactive isotopes.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.9. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Universe: Examine evidence for the Big Bang Theory and recognize the immense time scale involved in comparison to human-perceived time. Describe the process of star and planet formation, planetary and stellar evolution, including the fusion process, element formation, and dispersion.

SC11.1.13. Physical Systems: Energy and Matter: Demonstrate an understanding of types of energy, energy transfer and transformations, and the relationship between mass and energy.

SC11.1.14. Physical Systems: Force and Motion: Develop a conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism.

WY.2. Science as Inquiry: Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to safely perform scientific inquiry. Inquiry is the foundation for the development of content, teaching students the use of processes of science that enable them to construct and develop their own knowledge. Inquiry requires appropriate field, classroom, and laboratory experiences with suitable facilities and equipment.

SC11.2.5. Students properly use appropriate scientific and safety equipment, recognize hazards and safety symbols, and observe standard safety procedures.

WY.RST.9-10. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Craft and Structure

RST.9-10.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 9-10 texts and topics.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RST.9-10.7. Translate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text into visual form (e.g., a table or chart) and translate information expressed visually or mathematically (e.g., in an equation) into words.
Chemical Reactions
Worksheets :3

WY.1. Concepts and Processes: Science is a dynamic process; concepts and processes in life systems, earth and space systems, and physical systems are best learned through inquiry and investigation. Students develop an understanding of scientific content through inquiry within the context of these unifying concepts and processes: Systems, classification, order, and organization; Evidence, models, and explanations; Change, constancy, and measurement; Evolution and equilibrium and Form and function

SC11.1.3. Life Systems: Biological Evolution: Explain how species evolve over time. Understand that evolution is the consequence of various interactions, including the genetic variability of offspring due to mutation and recombination of genes, and the ensuing selection by the environment of those offspring better able to survive and leave additional offspring. Discuss natural selection and that its evolutionary consequences provide a scientific explanation for the great diversity of organisms as evidenced by the fossil record. Examine how different species are related by descent from common ancestors. Explain how organisms are classified based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships, with species being the most fundamental unit of classification.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.7. Earth and Space Systems: Geochemical Cycles: Describe the Earth as a closed system and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the following systems:

SC11.1.7.a. Geosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Rock Cycle
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.b. Hydrosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Oceans
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.c. Atmosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Atmosphere
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather II
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.d. Biosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)

SC11.1.8. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Earth System: Investigate geologic time through comparing rock sequences, the fossil record, and decay rates of radioactive isotopes.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.9. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Universe: Examine evidence for the Big Bang Theory and recognize the immense time scale involved in comparison to human-perceived time. Describe the process of star and planet formation, planetary and stellar evolution, including the fusion process, element formation, and dispersion.

SC11.1.11. Physical Systems: Chemical Reactions: Recognize that chemical reactions take place all around us. Realize that chemical reactions may release or consume energy, occur at different rates. Identify the factors that affect reaction rates. and result in the formation of different substances.

Chemical Reactions
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.13. Physical Systems: Energy and Matter: Demonstrate an understanding of types of energy, energy transfer and transformations, and the relationship between mass and energy.

SC11.1.14. Physical Systems: Force and Motion: Develop a conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism.

WY.2. Science as Inquiry: Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to safely perform scientific inquiry. Inquiry is the foundation for the development of content, teaching students the use of processes of science that enable them to construct and develop their own knowledge. Inquiry requires appropriate field, classroom, and laboratory experiences with suitable facilities and equipment.

SC11.2.5. Students properly use appropriate scientific and safety equipment, recognize hazards and safety symbols, and observe standard safety procedures.

WY.RST.11-12. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Craft and Structure

RST.11-12.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.

WY.1. Concepts and Processes: Science is a dynamic process; concepts and processes in life systems, earth and space systems, and physical systems are best learned through inquiry and investigation. Students develop an understanding of scientific content through inquiry within the context of these unifying concepts and processes: Systems, classification, order, and organization; Evidence, models, and explanations; Change, constancy, and measurement; Evolution and equilibrium and Form and function

SC11.1.2. Life Systems: Molecular Basis of Heredity: Demonstrate an understanding that organisms ensure species continuity by passing genetic information from parent to offspring. Utilize genetic information to make predictions about possible offspring. Apply concepts of molecular biology (DNA and genes) to recent discoveries.

Genetics and heredity II
By whom were first described the principles of dominance, segregation, and independent assortment? What did Gregor Mendel discover using the results of his experiments with plant crosses? Match each Genetics and heredity term to its definition like Splindle fibers, Telophase, Trait, Transcription, Mutation, Phenotype. Read more...iWorksheets :3Vocabulary :7

SC11.1.3. Life Systems: Biological Evolution: Explain how species evolve over time. Understand that evolution is the consequence of various interactions, including the genetic variability of offspring due to mutation and recombination of genes, and the ensuing selection by the environment of those offspring better able to survive and leave additional offspring. Discuss natural selection and that its evolutionary consequences provide a scientific explanation for the great diversity of organisms as evidenced by the fossil record. Examine how different species are related by descent from common ancestors. Explain how organisms are classified based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships, with species being the most fundamental unit of classification.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.7. Earth and Space Systems: Geochemical Cycles: Describe the Earth as a closed system and demonstrate a conceptual understanding of the following systems:

SC11.1.7.a. Geosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Rock Cycle
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.b. Hydrosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
Weathering and Erosion
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Oceans
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.c. Atmosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)
The Atmosphere
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
Weather I
Worksheets :4Vocabulary :3
Weather II
Worksheets :3Vocabulary :3
SC11.1.7.d. Biosphere (Explain the role of energy in each of these systems, such as weather patterns, global climate, weathering, and plate tectonics.)

SC11.1.8. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Earth System: Investigate geologic time through comparing rock sequences, the fossil record, and decay rates of radioactive isotopes.

Fossils I
Worksheets :4
Fossils II
Worksheets :3

SC11.1.9. Earth and Space Systems: Origin and Evolution of the Universe: Examine evidence for the Big Bang Theory and recognize the immense time scale involved in comparison to human-perceived time. Describe the process of star and planet formation, planetary and stellar evolution, including the fusion process, element formation, and dispersion.

SC11.1.13. Physical Systems: Energy and Matter: Demonstrate an understanding of types of energy, energy transfer and transformations, and the relationship between mass and energy.

SC11.1.14. Physical Systems: Force and Motion: Develop a conceptual understanding of Newton's Laws of Motion, gravity, electricity, and magnetism.

WY.2. Science as Inquiry: Students demonstrate knowledge, skills, and habits of mind necessary to safely perform scientific inquiry. Inquiry is the foundation for the development of content, teaching students the use of processes of science that enable them to construct and develop their own knowledge. Inquiry requires appropriate field, classroom, and laboratory experiences with suitable facilities and equipment.

SC11.2.5. Students properly use appropriate scientific and safety equipment, recognize hazards and safety symbols, and observe standard safety procedures.

WY.RST.11-12. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Craft and Structure

RST.11-12.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11-12 texts and topics.
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