|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.16.8:|| Explain the relationship between mutation, cell cycle, and uncontrolled cell growth potentially resulting in cancer.|
|SC.912.L.16.14:|| Describe the cell cycle, including the process of mitosis. Explain the role of mitosis in the formation of new cells and its importance in maintaining chromosome number during asexual reproduction.|