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The Practice of Science12%
The Practice of Engineering12%
Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society12%
Structure and Function of Living Systems16%
Interdependence Among Living Systems16%
Evolution in Living Systems19%
Human Interactions with Living Systems13%
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Test Standards

The Practice of Science
1. (9.1.1.1.1)  The Rules Of The Universe And Systematic Investigation
2. (9.1.1.1.2)  Scientists Conduct Investigations For Various Reasons
3. (9.1.1.1.3)  The Traditions And Norms Of Professional Scientific Practice
4. (9.1.1.1.5)  Bias In Research And Data Interpretation
5. (9.1.1.1.6)  Development Of Scientific Knwledge
6. (9.1.1.1.7)  New Evidence Challenges Theories And Models
7. (9.1.1.2.1)  Design And Conduct An Experiment
8. (9.1.1.2.2)  Evaluate Explanations
9. (9.1.1.2.3)  Logic Reasoning And Validity
10. (9.1.1.2.4)  Questioning And Scientific Research Methodologies
The Practice of Engineering
1. (9.1.2.1.1)  Using Engineering To Meet Human Needs
2. (9.1.2.1.2)  Positive And Negative Consequences Of New Technology
3. (9.1.2.1.3)  Practical Concerns Of Technological Design
4. (9.1.2.2.1)  Design Solutions: Problems And Constraints
5. (9.1.2.2.2)  Solutions To Engineering Problems
Interactions Among Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Society
1. (9.1.3.1.1)  Describe A System
2. (9.1.3.1.2)  Properties Of A System
3. (9.1.3.1.3)  Positive And Negative Feedback In Systems
4. (9.1.3.2.1)  The Men And Women Involved In Engineering Design And Scientific Inquirt
5. (9.1.3.3.2)  Defense Of Scientific Inquiry And/or The Engineering Design Process
6. (9.1.3.3.3)  Multi-disciplinary Contributions To Engineering And Inquiry
7. (9.1.3.4.2)  Appropriate And Safe Use Of Equipment
8. (9.1.3.4.3)  Communicate Ideas, Procedures, And Results Appropriately
9. (9.1.3.4.4)  Reliability Of Data
10. (9.1.3.4.5)  Using SI Units
11. (9.1.3.4.6)  Strengths And Limitations Of Models
Structure and Function of Living Systems
1. (9.4.1.1.1)  Cell Processes And Internal/external Factors.
2. (9.4.1.1.2)  Homeostasis And Organ Systems
3. (9.4.1.2.1)  Biomolecules
4. (9.4.1.2.2)  The Function Of Proteins In The Cell
5. (9.4.1.2.3)  Viruses Vs. Cells
6. (9.4.1.2.4)  Function Of Cell Organelles
7. (9.4.1.2.5)  Passive And Active Transport
8. (9.4.1.2.6)  Mitosis
Interdependence Among Living Systems
1. (9.4.2.1.1)  Factos Affecting Carrying Capacity
2. (9.4.2.1.2)  Species Introduction And Ecosystem Change
3. (9.4.2.2.1)  Photosynthesis Vs. Cellular Respiration
4. (9.4.2.2.2)  Transformation Of Matter And Energy In An Ecosystem
Evolution in Living Systems
1. (9.4.3.1.1)  DNA, Genes, And Chromosomes
2. (9.4.3.1.2)  Genetic Terminology
3. (9.4.3.1.3)  DNA, RNA And Protein Synthesis
4. (9.4.3.2.1)  Variation Via Meiosis
5. (9.4.3.2.2)  Asexual Vs. Ssexual Reproduction: Pros And Cons
6. (9.4.3.2.3)  Mutations And Their Impact On Genetic Variation
7. (9.4.3.3.1)  Darwin And His Theory Of Natural Selection
8. (9.4.3.3.2)  Scientific Evidence Of Evolutionary Relationships
9. (9.4.3.3.3)  Adaptations And Artificial Selection
10. (9.4.3.3.4)  Genetic Variation And Evolution
11. (9.4.3.3.5)  Competition And Off-spring Survival
12. (9.4.3.3.6)  Genetic Variation And Speciation
Human Interactions with Living Systems
1. (9.4.4.1.1)  Biotechnology In Agriculture And Medicine
2. (9.4.4.1.2.)  Change In An Ecosystem Due To Human Activity
3. (9.4.2.1.3)  Contributions From Diverse Cultures: Interactions Between Humans And The Environment
4. (9.4.4.2.2)  Antibodies And Vaccines In Fighting Disease
5. (9.4.4.2.3)  The Man Immune System And Immune Response
6. (9.4.4.2.4)  The Environment And Personal And Community Health
7. (9.4.4.2.5)  Cell Divisions, Mutations, And And Cancer