High School (SCI) Life Science Standards [LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
SCI-HS.LS1.01Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding that DNA sequences determine the amino acid sequence and
thus protein structure. Disciplinary Core Ideas LS1.A: Structure and Function
-Systems of specialized cells within organisms
help them perform the essential functions of
-All cells contain genetic information in the
form of DNA molecules. Genes are regions in
the DNA that contain the instructions that
code for the formation of proteins, which carry
out most of the work of cells.
Student Learning Targets:
I can describe how DNA is translated into proteins made by cells and how this leads to important functions of life.
I can translate a gene into an amino acid sequence.
Skills (Performance) Targets
The Student can ...
... with help, demonstrate a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
“The Standard.” ... demonstrate no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
... demonstrate in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.