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Nevada Standards for High School Science

NV.CC.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.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RST.11-12.8. Evaluate the hypotheses, data, analysis, and conclusions in a science or technical text, verifying the data when possible and corroborating or challenging conclusions with other sources of information.
RST.11-12.9. Synthesize information from a range of sources (e.g., texts, experiments, simulations) into a coherent understanding of a process, phenomenon, or concept, resolving conflicting information when possible.

NV.CC.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.
RST.9-10.5. Analyze the structure of the relationships among concepts in a text, including relationships among key terms (e.g., force, friction, reaction force, energy).

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.
RST.9-10.9. Compare and contrast findings presented in a text to those from other sources (including their own experiments), noting when the findings support or contradict previous explanations or accounts.

NV.CC.WHST.11-12. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Production and Distribution of Writing

WHST.11-12.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

WHST.11-12.7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Text Types and Purposes

WHST.11-12.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.11-12.2(b) Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience's knowledge of the topic.
WHST.11-12.2(c) Use varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
WHST.11-12.2(d) Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic; convey a knowledgeable stance in a style that responds to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
WHST.11-12.2(e) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation provided (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

NV.CC.WHST.9-10. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects

Production and Distribution of Writing

WHST.9-10.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

WHST.9-10.7. Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects to answer a question (including a self-generated question) or solve a problem; narrow or broaden the inquiry when appropriate; synthesize multiple sources on the subject, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

Text Types and Purposes

WHST.9-10.2. Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes.
WHST.9-10.2(d) Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to manage the complexity of the topic and convey a style appropriate to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
WHST.9-10.2(f) Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation presented (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).

NV.E.12.A. Atmospheric Processes and the Water Cycle (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand heat and energy transfer in and out of the atmosphere and influence weather and climate.

E.12.A.1. Sun's Energy: Students know the Sun is the major source of Earth's energy, and provides the energy driving Earth's weather and climate. E/S

E.12.A.3. Weather: Students understand the role of the atmosphere in Earth's greenhouse effect. E/S

E.12.A.4. Weather: Students know convection and radiation play important roles in moving heat energy in the Earth system. E/S

E.12.A.5. Weather: Students know Earth's rotation affects winds and ocean currents. I/S

NV.E.12.B. Solar System and Universe (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept B): Students know scientific theories of origins and evolution of the universe.

E.12.B.1. Components of the Universe: Students know common characteristics of stars. I/S

E.12.B.2. Components of the Universe: Students know stars are powered by nuclear fusion of lighter elements into heavier elements, which results in the release of large amounts of energy. I/S

E.12.B.3. Components of the Universe: Students know ways in which technology has increased understanding of the universe. I/S

E.12.B.4. Formation of Universe: Students know the on-going processes involved in star formation and destruction. W/L

E.12.B.5. Formation of Universe: Students know scientific evidence suggest that the universe is expanding. I/S

E.12.B.6. Celestial Motion: Students know regular and predictable motions of Earth around the Sun and the Moon around the Earth explain such phenomena as the day, the year, phases of the Moon, and eclipses. E/S

NV.E.12.C. Earth's Composition and Structure (Earth and Space Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand evidence for processes that take place on a geologic time scale.

E.12.C.1. Geologic Processes: Students know how successive rock strata and fossils can be used to confirm the age, history, and changing life forms of the Earth, including how this evidence is affected by the folding, breaking, and uplifting of layers. E/S

E.12.C.2. Plate Tectonics: Students understand the concept of plate tectonics including the evidence that supports it (structural, geophysical and paleontological evidence). E/S

E.12.C.4. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know processes of obtaining, using, and recycling of renewable and non-renewable resources. E/S

E.12.C.5. Earth's Composition and Resources: Students know soil, derived from weathered rocks and decomposed organic material, is found in layers. E/S

NV.L.12.A. Heredity (Life Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand how genetic information is passed from one generation to another.

L.12.A.1. DNA: Students know genetic information passed from parents to offspring is coded in the DNA molecule. E/S

L.12.A.2. DNA: Students know DNA molecules provide instructions for assembling protein molecules. E/S

L.12.A.3. DNA: Students know all body cells in an organism develop from a single cell and contain essentially identical genetic instructions. E/S

L.12.A.4. Predicting: Students know several causes and effects of somatic versus sex cell mutations. E/S

L.12.A.5. Predicting: Students know how to predict patterns of inheritance. E/S

NV.L.12.B. Structure of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand that all life forms, at all levels of organization, use specialized structure and similar processes to meet life's needs.

L.12.B.1. Cells: Students know cell structures and their functions. E/S

L.12.B.2. Cells: Students know the human body has a specialized anatomy and physiology composed of an hierarchical arrangement of differentiated cells. E/S

L.12.B.3. Disease: Students know disease disrupts the equilibrium that exists in a healthy organism. E/S

NV.L.12.C. Organisms and Their Environment (Life Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that ecosystems display patterns of organization, change, and stability as a result of the interactions and interdependencies among the living and non-living components of the Earth.

L.12.C.1. Cycles: Students know relationships of organisms and their physical environment E/S

L.12.C.2. Ecosystems: Students know how changes in an ecosystem can affect biodiversity and biodiversity's contribution to an ecosystem's stability. E/S

NV.L.12.D. Diversity of Life (Life Science Unifying Concept D): Students understand biological evolution and diversity of life.

L.12.D.1. Evolution: Students know organisms can be classified based on evolutionary relationships. E/S

L.12.D.2. Evolution: Students know similarity of DNA sequences gives evidence of relationships between organisms. E/S

L.12.D.5. Natural Selection: Students know biological evolution explains diversity of life. E/S

L.12.D.6. Natural Selection: Students know the concepts of natural and artificial selection. E/S

NV.N.12.A. Scientific Inquiry (Nature of Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that a variety of communication methods can be used to share scientific information.

N.12.A.1. Using Data: Students know tables, charts, illustrations and graphs can be used in making arguments and claims in oral and written presentations. E/S

N.12.A.2. Record-keeping: Students know scientists maintain a permanent record of procedures, data, analyses, decisions, and understandings of scientific investigations. I/S

N.12.A.4. Safe Experimentation: Students know how to safely conduct an original scientific investigation using the appropriate tools and technology. E/L

N.12.A.5. Models: Students know models and modeling can be used to identify and predict cause-effect relationships. I/S

N.12.A.6. Models: Students know organizational schema can be used to represent and describe relationships of sets. E/S

NV.N.12.B. Science, Technology, and Society (Nature of Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand the impacts of science and technology in terms of costs and benefits to society.

N.12.B.2. Ethical Behavior: Students know consumption patterns, conservation efforts, and cultural or social practices in countries have varying environmental impacts. E/S

N.12.B.4. Collaboration: Students know scientific knowledge builds on previous information. E/S

NV.P.12.A. Matter (Physical Science Unifying Concept A): Students understand that atomic structure explains the properties and behavior of matter.

P.12.A.1. Properties of Matter: Students know different molecular arrangements and motions account for the different physical properties of solids, liquids, and gases. E/S

P.12.A.2. Properties of Matter: Students know elements in the periodic table are arranged into groups and periods by repeating patterns and relationships. E/S

P.12.A.4. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know atoms bond with one another by transferring or sharing electrons. E/S

P.12.A.5. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know chemical reactions can take place at different rates, depending on a variety of factors (i.e. temperature, concentration, surface area, and agitation). E/S

P.12.A.6. Mixtures and Compounds: Students know chemical reactions either release or absorb energy. E/S

P.12.A.8. Atomic Structure: Students know most elements have two or more isotopes, some of which have practical applications. I/S

P.12.A.9. Atomic Structure: Students know the number of electrons in an atom determines whether the atom is electrically neutral or an ion. I/S

NV.P.12.B. Forces and Motion (Physical Science Unifying Concept B): Students understand the interactions between force and motion.

P.12.B.1. Motion: Students know laws of motion can be used to determine the effects of forces on the motion of objects. E/S

NV.P.12.C. Energy (Physical Science Unifying Concept C): Students understand that there are interactions between matter and energy.

P.12.C.1. Waves: Students know waves (I.e. sound, seismic, electromagnetic) have energy that can be transferred when the waves interact with matter. E/S

P.12.C.2. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know energy forms can be converted. E/S

P.12.C.3. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know nuclear reactions convert a relatively small amount of material into a large amount of energy. I/S

P.12.C.5. Forms and Uses of Energy: Students know the relationship between heat and temperature. I/S

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