Standards Matrix 9-12
Orbital Laboratory® Module 2 Lessons

Lesson Intro to ISS Micro-gravity Plant Exp. Crew Patch Spin-offs ISS Assembly
UNIFYING CONCEPTS AND PROCESSES  
Systems, order, and organization            
Evidence, models, and explanation   x x     x
Change, constancy, and measurement   x        
Evolution and equilibrium            
Form and function            
SCIENCE AS INQUIRY  
Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry   x        
Understandings about scientific inquiry            
PHYSICAL SCIENCE  
Structure of atoms            
Structure and properties of matter            
Chemical reactions            
Motion and forces   x       x
Conservation of energy and increase in disorder            
Interactions of energy and matter            
LIFE SCIENCE  
The cell            
Molecular basis of heredity            
Biological evolution            
Interdependence of organisms            
Matter, energy, and organization in living systems     x      
Behavior of organisms     x      
EARTH AND SPACE SCIENCE  
Energy in the Earth system            
Geochemical cycles            
Origin and evolution of the Earth system            
Origin and evolution of the universe            
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         x  
Population growth            
Natural resources            
Environmental quality            
Natural and human-induced hazards            
Science and technology in local, national, and global challenges x   x   x x
HISTORY AND NATURE OF SCIENCE  
Science as a human endeavor x   x x x x
Nature of scientific knowledge   x x   x  
Historical perspectives     x      

 
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