BioEYES Standards Alignment — High School

Pennsylvania State Science Curriculum Alignment

The State Board approved the final Chapter 4 regulations on September 12, 2013. The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) approved the final regulation on November 21, 2013. With publication of Chapter 4 in the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the new regulations took effect on March 1, 2014. [Source]


Pennsylvania’s Academic Standards for Science and Technology and Engineering Education, (10th grade)

3.1.A. Organisms and Cells

  • 3.1.10.A1 Explain the characteristics of life common to all organisms.
  • 3.1.10.A3 Compare and contrast the life cycles of different organisms.
  • 3.1.10.A8 Investigate the spatial relationships of organisms’ anatomical features using specimens, models, or computer programs.

3.1.B. Genetics

  • 3.1.10.B1 Describe how genetic information is inherited and expressed.
  • 3.1.10.B3 Describe the basic structure of DNA and its function in genetic inheritance.
  • 3.1.10.B4 Explain how genetic technologies have impacted the fields of medicine, forensics, and agriculture.
  • 3.1.10.B5 PATTERNS Describe how Mendel’s laws of segregation and independent assortment can be observed through patterns of inheritance.

3.1.C. Evolution

  • 3.1.10.C1 Describe how the degree of kinship between species can be inferred from the similarity in their DNA sequences.
  • 3.1.10.C2 Describe how mutations in sex cells may be passed on to successive generations and that the resulting phenotype may help, harm, or have little or no effect on the offspring’s success in its environment.

3.4.B. Technology and Society

  • 3.4.10.B1 Compare and contrast how the use of technology involves weighing the trade-offs between the positive and negative effects.

Science As Inquiry:

  • Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations.
  • Formulate and revise explanations and models using logic and evidence.
  • Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and models.
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