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Biosecurity Research Institute

Science Standards

HS-LS1-1. Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells. LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms

HS-LS2-1. Use mathematical and/or computational representations to support explanations of factors that affect carrying capacity of ecosystems at different scales.

HS-LS2-2. Use mathematical representations to support and revise explanations based on evidence about factors affecting biodiversity and populations in ecosystems of different scales.

HS-LS2-6. Evaluate the claims, evidence, and reasoning that the complex interactions in ecosystems maintain relatively consistent numbers and types of organisms in stable conditions, but changing conditions may result in a new ecosystem.

HS-LS2-7. Design, evaluate, and refine a solution for reducing the impacts of human activities on the environment and biodiversity.*

LS2.A: Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems

LS2.C: Ecosystem Dynamics, Functioning, and Resilience

HS-LS3-3.  Apply concepts of statistics and probability to explain the variation and distribution of expressed traits in a population.

HS-LS4-4.  Construct an explanation based on evidence for how natural selection leads to adaptation of populations. HS-LS4-5.  Evaluate the evidence supporting claims that changes in environmental conditions may result in: (1) increases in the number of individuals of some species, (2) the emergence of new species over time, and (3) the extinction of other species.

LS4.C: Adaptation

LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

Interdisciplinary Connections

RST.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., quantitative data, video, multimedia) in order to address a question or solve a problem.

MP.4 Model with mathematics.

HSS-IC.A.1 Understand statistics as a process for making inferences about population parameters based on a random sample from that population. (HS-LS2-6)

HSS-IC.B.6 Evaluate reports based on data. (HS-LS2-6)

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.

HS-ESS 2-2 Analyze geoscience data to make the claim that one change to Earth's surface can create feedbacks that cause changes to other Earth systems.

ESS3.A: Natural Resources

ESS3.C: Human Impacts on Earth’s Systems

AP Biology Standards

L.O. 2.24

L.O. 2.28

L.O. 4.13

L.O. 4.19


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