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MSSCI-LSE01000MS-SCI-LS.E.01.00.0Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
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MSSCI-LSE01A0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.A.0Categorize the relationships between organisms (i.e., producer/consumer, and predator/prey) and provide examples of each.
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MSSCI-LSE01B0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.B.0Use models to trace the flow of energy in food chains and food webs.
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MSSCI-LSE01C0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.C.0Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems. (e.g., symbiotic relations and predator prey relationships).
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MSSCI-LSE01D0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.D.0Describe specific examples of how humans have changed the capacity of an environment to support specific life forms (e.g., people create wet lands and nesting boxes – increase number and range of wood ducks, acid rain -damages amphibian eggs and reduces p
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MSSCI-LSE01E0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.E.0Distinguish between inference and evidence in a newspaper or magazine article relating to the effect of humans on the environment.
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MSSCI-LSE01F0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.F.0Infer the potential effects of humans on a specific food web.
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MSSCI-LSE01G0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.G.0Evaluate and present arguments for and against allowing a specific species of plant or animal to become extinct and relate the argument to the flow energy in an ecosystem.
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MSSCI-LSE01H0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.H.0Describe how each of us is called to be good stewards of God’s earth and resources.
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MSSCI-LSE01I0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.I.0Explain why no peaceful society can afford to neglect either the respect for life or the fact that there is integrity to creation.
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MSSCI-LSE01J0MS-SCI-LS.E.01.J.0Explain how we are called by God to be mindful of the dangers, both moral and ecological, of overconsumption.
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MSSCI-LSLO01000MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.00.0Describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.
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MSSCI-LSLO01A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.A.0Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.
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MSSCI-LSLO01B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.B.0Describe the cellular theory.
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MSSCI-LSLO01C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.C.0Use appropriate instruments to observe, describe and compare various types of cells (e.g., plant, hair).
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MSSCI-LSLO01D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.D.0Observe and distinguish the cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, and cytoplasm of cells.
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MSSCI-LSLO01E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.E.0Differentiate between plant/ animal cells and prokaryotic / eukaryotic cells (e.g., microorganisms vs plant cells).
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MSSCI-LSLO01F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.F.0Model the cell processes of diffusion and osmosis and relate this motion to the motion of particles.
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MSSCI-LSLO01G0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.G.0Gather information to report on how the basic functions of organisms are carried out within cells (e.g., extract energy from food, remove waste).
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MSSCI-LSLO01H0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.H.0Arrange the levels of organization from simple to complex (e.g., cell, tissue, organ, system, organism).
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MSSCI-LSLO01I0MS-SCI-LS.LO.01.I.0Match a particular structure to the appropriate level (e.g. heart to organ, tree to organism, muscle to tissue).
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MSSCI-LSLO02000MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.00.0Describe the skeletal system, muscular, and integumentary systems.
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MSSCI-LSLO02A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.A.0Explain four functions of bones (movement, organ protection, blood cell formation, mineral storage).
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MSSCI-LSLO02BaMS-SCI-LS.LO.02.B.aLocate places of cartilage and ligaments on the human body.
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MSSCI-LSLO02C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.C.0Differentiate between gliding, hinge, and ball-and-socket joint.
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MSSCI-LSLO02D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.D.0Explain difference between osteoporosis, arthritis, sprains, dislocated joints and fractures.
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MSSCI-LSLO02E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.E.0Describe the three types of muscles (skeletal, smooth, cardiac) and their location in the body.
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MSSCI-LSLO02F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.F.0Explain how muscles and tendons move bones.
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MSSCI-LSLO02G0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.G.0Explain difference between a strain and tendinitis.
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MSSCI-LSLO02H0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.H.0List the four functions of skin (protection, feeling, regulates temperature, rids wastes via sweat).
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MSSCI-LSLO02I0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.I.0Label the two skins layers and structures inside the skin.
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MSSCI-LSLO02J0MS-SCI-LS.LO.02.J.0Describe difference between skin cancer and acne.
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MSSCI-LSLO03000MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.00.0Describe the circulatory/ cardiovascular system.
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MSSCI-LSLO03A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.A.0Label the four chambers of the heart and the flow of blood through the heart.
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MSSCI-LSLO03B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.B.0Differentiate between the three types of blood vessels (arteries, capillaries, veins).
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MSSCI-LSLO03C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.C.0Describe the two types of circulation (pulmonary and systemic).
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MSSCI-LSLO03D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.D.0Describe the function of the four main components of blood (plasma, red blood cells, platelets, white blood cells.)
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MSSCI-LSLO03E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.E.0List the four blood types and the one that is called the universal donor.
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MSSCI-LSLO03F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.F.0Explain how blood pressure is measured.
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MSSCI-LSLO03G0MS-SCI-LS.LO.03.G.0Explain differences between atherosclerosis, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and heart failure.
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MSSCI-LSLO04000MS-SCI-LS.LO.04.00.0Describe the respiratory system.
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MSSCI-LSLO04A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.04.A.0Label the parts of the respiratory system (pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchus, bronchiole, alveoli, diaphragm).
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MSSCI-LSLO04B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.04.B.0Demonstrate how the diaphragm works to cause breathing.
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MSSCI-LSLO04C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.04.C.0Explain the relationship between the respiratory and circulatory/cardiovascular system.
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MSSCI-LSLO04D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.04.D.0Explain differences between asthma, emphysema, and severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS).
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MSSCI-LSLO05000MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.00.0Describe the digestive system.
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MSSCI-LSLO05A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.A.0Label the parts of the digestive system (esophagus, stomach, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, small intestine, large intestine, rectum, and anus).
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MSSCI-LSLO05B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.B.0Describe the three ways that the stomach breaks down food (muscles, enzymes, acids).
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MSSCI-LSLO05C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.C.0Explain the purpose of the pancreas and liver.
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MSSCI-LSLO05D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.D.0Describe how the small intestine villi pass nutrients to the blood stream.
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MSSCI-LSLO05E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.05.E.0Explain the differences between diabetes, stomach ulcers, and liver cirrhosis.
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MSSCI-LSLO06000MS-SCI-LS.LO.06.00.0Describe the urinary system.
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MSSCI-LSLO06A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.06.A.0Label the parts of the urinary system (kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra).
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MSSCI-LSLO06B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.06.B.0Explain how the kidneys filter blood using nephrons.
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MSSCI-LSLO06C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.06.C.0Explain the differences between bacterial infections, kidney stones, and kidney disease.
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MSSCI-LSLO07000MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.00.0Describe the nervous system.
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MSSCI-LSLO07A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.A.0Differentiate between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system.
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MSSCI-LSLO07B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.B.0Label the parts of a neuron (cell body, dendrite, axon, axon terminal).
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MSSCI-LSLO07C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.C.0Describe how impulses are sent through the nervous system.
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MSSCI-LSLO07D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.D.0List and describe the function of the three main areas of the brain (cerebrum, cerebellum, and medulla).
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MSSCI-LSLO07E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.E.0Contrast the somatic nervous system with the autonomic nervous system.
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MSSCI-LSLO07F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.07.F.0Explain the difference between carpal tunnel syndrome and spinal cord injury.
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MSSCI-LSLO08000MS-SCI-LS.LO.08.00.0Describe the reproductive system
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MSSCI-LSLO08A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.08.A.0Label the parts of the male and female reproductive systems (ovary, fallopian tube, uterus, cervix, vagina, vas deferens, epididymis, prostate gland, testis, scrotum, penis, and urethra.)
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MSSCI-LSLO08B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.08.B.0Describe the journey of a male's sperm from production to leaving the body.
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MSSCI-LSLO08C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.08.C.0Describe the journey of a female's egg from production to leaving the body during a menstrual cycle.
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MSSCI-LSLO08D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.08.D.0Describe the development of a human person from the womb from fertilized egg to birth.
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MSSCI-LSLO09000MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.00.0Describe body defenses against disease.
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MSSCI-LSLO09A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.A.0Differentiate between noninfectious and infectious diseases.
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MSSCI-LSLO09B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.B.0Identify ways that pathogens can be passed around and how to reduce their spread.
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MSSCI-LSLO09C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.C.0Describe ways the human body protects its self from pathogens.
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MSSCI-LSLO09D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.D.0Explain how the human body's immune system fights disease.
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MSSCI-LSLO09E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.E.0Explain the difference between allergies, autoimmune disease, cancer, and AIDS.
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MSSCI-LSLO09F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.09.F.0Explain the effects of viruses, bacteria, and microorganisms on our body systems.
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MSSCI-LSLO10000MS-SCI-LS.LO.10.00.0Identifyadaptations (including geetic factors) of plants and animals that help them survive in their new envronment.
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MSSCI-LSLO10A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.10.A.0Predict why certain traits (e.g., structure of teeth, body structure, coloration) are more likely to offer an advantage for survival of an organism.
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MSSCI-LSLO10B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.10.B.0Cite examples of traits that provide an advantage for survival in one environment but not other environments.
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MSSCI-LSLO10C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.10.C.0Investigate organism growth under various environmental conditions (e.g., differences of light, water, food).
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MSSCI-LSLO11000MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.00.0Explain the process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and their roles in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
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MSSCI-LSLO11A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.A.0Compare photosynthesis (makes food) and cellular respiration (uses food to get energy).
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MSSCI-LSLO11B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.B.0Recognize the importance of photosynthesis in using light energy as part of the chemical process that builds plant materials.
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MSSCI-LSLO11C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.C.0Explain how respiration in animals is the process of converting food energy into mechanical and heat energy.
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MSSCI-LSLO11D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.D.0Trace the path of energy from the sun to mechanical energy in an organism.
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MSSCI-LSLO11E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.E.0Describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism (e.g., cellular respiration and photosynthesis).
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MSSCI-LSLO11F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.F.0Recognize that life begins at conception, and respect life at all stages.
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MSSCI-LSLO11G0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.G.0Recognize that the nature of all God's processes gives purpose to all molecules and organisms, just as we are fulfilled when we carry out God's purpose in our lives.
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MSSCI-LSLO11H0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.H.0View the body as a temple and dwelling place of the Holy Spirit.
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MSSCI-LSLO11I0MS-SCI-LS.LO.11.I.0Justify the dignity of the human person based on our creation in the image and likeness of God that results in our distinction from animals.
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MSSCI-LSLO12000MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.00.0Describe the principals of GENETICS USING Mendel's work with pea plants as a model.
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MSSCI-LSLO12A0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.A.0Describe the discovery of genetic principles by Gregor Mendel by his crossing of pea plants.
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MSSCI-LSLO12B0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.B.0Predict effects of dominate and recessive alleles in a genotype.
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MSSCI-LSLO12C0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.C.0Predict and identify different patterns of genetic inheritance (e.g., sex linked traits, codominance, pedigree charts).
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MSSCI-LSLO12D0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.D.0Research genetic disorders.
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MSSCI-LSLO12E0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.E.0Predict genotype and phenotype of offspring using a Punnett Square.
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MSSCI-LSLO12F0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.F.0Compare and contract mitosis and meiosis.
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MSSCI-LSLO12G0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.G.0Label and describe the function of the parts of the flower (ovary, ovule, style, stigma, pistil, anther, filament, stamen)
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MSSCI-LSLO12H0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.H.0Explain how plants become pollinated and the difference between cross-pollination and self pollination
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MSSCI-LSLO12I0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.I.0Describe the process of plant egg fertilization, growth of ovary into a fruit, seed dispersal methods of plants, dormancy during winter, and germination of seed
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MSSCI-LSLO12J0MS-SCI-LS.LO.12.J.0Investigate observable hereditary traits of God’s children.
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