BudBurst in the Classroom
Standards Guide 9-12

The table below lists the national science, geography, math, and literacy standards (where applicable) addressed in this Project BudBurst classroom activity. To download this classroom activity, please go to 9-12 Classroom Activities, which also includes general descriptions of the activities and links to implementation guides with information on how to use these resources with your students.


Unit Theme: Plant Parts/Physiology
Activity Title: Investigating Invasives
Grade Level: 9-12
National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
  Understandings about scientific inquiry: Scientists usually inquire about how physical, living, or designed systems function. Conceptual principles and knowledge guide scientific inquiries. Historical and current scientific knowledge influence the design and interpretation of investigations and the evaluation of proposed explanations made by other scientists.
Science Content Standard C: Life Science
  Interdependence of Organisms: Organisms both cooperate and compete in ecosystems. Living organisms have the capacity to produce populations of infinite size but environments and resources are finite. This fundamental tension has profound effects on the interactions between organisms.
  Behavior of Organisms: Organisms have behavioral responses to internal changes and to external stimuli. Responses to external stimuli can result from interactions with the organism's own species and others, as well as environmental changes.
Science Content Standard F: Science in Personal and Social Perspectives
  Natural resources: Natural systems can change to an extent that exceeds the limits of organisms to adapt naturally or humans to adapt technologically.
  Science/Technology in Local, National, and Global Challenges: Humans have a major effect on other species.
National Geography Standards
Geography Standards
  Standard 9: The characteristics and spatial distribution of ecosystems on Earth's surface
  Standard 14: How human actions modify the physical environment
Standards for the English Language Arts
Literacy Standards
  Standard 5: Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes.
  Standard 7: Students conduct research on issues and interests by generating ideas and questions, and by posing problems. They gather, evaluate, and synthesize data from a variety of sources to communicate their discoveries in ways that suit their purpose and audience.
  Standard 8: Students use a variety of technological and information resources to gather and synthesize information and to create and communicate knowledge.
  Standard 12: Students use spoken, written, and visual language to accomplish their own purposes.

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