National Science Education for Grades 9-12
Science as inquiryScience in personal and social perspectivesLife science
  • Abilities related to scientific inquiry
  • Understanding about scientific inquiry
  • Personal and community health
  • Population growth
  • Natural resources
  • Environmental quality
  • Natural and human-induced hazards
  • Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges
  • The cell;
  • The molecular basis of heredity;
  • Biological evolution
  • The interdependence of organisms
  • Matter, energy, and organization in living systems
  • The nervous system and behavior of organisms

  • History and nature of scienceUnifying concepts and processes Science and technology
  • Science as a human endeavor
  • Nature of scientific knowledge
  • Historical perspectives
  • Order and organization
  • Evidence, models, and explanation
  • Change, constancy and measurement
  • Evolution and equilibrium
  • Form and function
  • Abilities of technological design
  • Understanding about science and technology


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