NEARlink® Standards Matrix 9-12
Lessons 12-21 listed below

Lesson Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES  
Systems, order, and organization                      
Evidence, models, and explanation x     x     x x x x x
Change, constancy, and measurement       x     x x x x  
Evolution and equilibrium                      
Form and function   x       x          
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY  
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry                     x
Understandings about scientific inquiry                     x
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
Structure of atoms                      
Structure and properties of matter         x            
Chemical reactions                      
Motions and forces x x x x x x x x x x  
Conservation of energy and increase in disorder                      
Interactions of energy and matter         x            
LIFE SCIENCE  
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  
Energy in the Earth system                      
Geochemical cycles                      
Origin and evolution of the Earth system x     x     x   x x x
Origin and evolution of the universe                     x
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
Abilities of technological design x x x   x x x     x  
Understandings about science and technology x x     x   x     x  
SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES  
Personal and community health                      
Population growth                      
Natural resources                      
Environmental quality                      
Natural and human-induced hazards                      
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges x x x   x x x   x x x
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE  
Science as a human endeavor x x x   x x       x x
Nature of scientific knowledge       x x   x x x x x
Historical perspectives       x     x       x

NEARlink® Standards Matrix 9-12 (cont.)

Lesson Number 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES  
Systems, order, and organization     x              
Evidence, models, and explanation x x x   x x x      
Change, constancy, and measurement x x x   x x x   x  
Evolution and equilibrium                    
Form and function                    
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY  
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry   x x x       x    
Understandings about scientific inquiry   x x x       x    
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
Structure of atoms             x      
Structure and properties of matter x x x x x   x x x  
Chemical reactions             x      
Motions and forces   x x   x x x x    
Conservation of energy and increase in disorder   x                
Interactions of energy and matter   x     x   x      
LIFE SCIENCE  
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  
Energy in the Earth system                    
Geochemical cycles                    
Origin and evolution of the Earth system x x x x            
Origin and evolution of the universe x x x x x x x   x  
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY  
Abilities of technological design             x x x x
Understandings about science and technology             x x x  
SCIENCE IN PERSONAL AND SOCIAL PERSPECTIVES  
Personal and community health                    
Population growth                    
Natural resources                    
Environmental quality                    
Natural and human-induced hazards   x x x            
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges             x x x  
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE  
Science as a human endeavor     x         x x x
Nature of scientific knowledge   x x   x x x x x  
Historical perspectives           x        

 
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