|LAFS.1112.RST.1.1:|| Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.|
|LAFS.1112.RST.2.4:|| Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 11–12 texts and topics.|
|LAFS.1112.RST.4.10:|| By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend science/technical texts in the grades 11–12 text complexity band independently and proficiently.|
|LAFS.1112.WHST.1.2:|| Write informative/explanatory texts, including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/ experiments, or technical processes. |
- Introduce a topic and organize complex ideas, concepts, and information so that each new element builds on that which precedes it to create a unified whole; include formatting (e.g., headings), graphics (e.g., figures, tables), and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
- Develop the topic thoroughly by selecting the most significant and relevant facts, extended definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples appropriate to the audience’s knowledge of the topic.
- Use varied transitions and sentence structures to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships among complex ideas and concepts.
- Use precise language, domain-specific vocabulary and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analogy to manage the complexity of the topic; convey a knowledgeable stance in a style that responds to the discipline and context as well as to the expertise of likely readers.
- Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from and supports the information or explanation provided (e.g., articulating implications or the significance of the topic).
|LAFS.1112.WHST.3.9:|| Draw evidence from informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.|
|SC.912.L.17.5:|| Analyze how population size is determined by births, deaths, immigration, emigration, and limiting factors (biotic and abiotic) that determine carrying capacity.|
Annually assessed on Biology EOC. Also assesses SC.912.L.17.2; SC.912.L.17.4; SC.912.L.17.8; SC.912.N.1.4.
|SC.912.L.17.16:|| Discuss the large-scale environmental impacts resulting from human activity, including waste spills, oil spills, runoff, greenhouse gases, ozone depletion, and surface and groundwater pollution.|
Integrate HE.912.C.1.3. Evaluate how environment and personal health are interrelated; and, HE.912.C.1.5. Analyze strategies for prevention, detection, and treatment of communicable and chronic diseases.