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: Why We Care About Plants
Activity Title: A Plethora of Pollinators
Grade Level: 9-12
National Science Education Standards
Science Content Standard A: Science as Inquiry
  Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry: Design and conduct scientific investigations, Formulate scientific explanations using evidence, Communicate and defend a scientific argument.
Science Content Standard C: Life Science
  Biological evolution: Biological classifications are based on how organisms are related. Organisms are classified into a hierarchy of groups and subgroups based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships.
  Interdependence of Organisms: Organisms both cooperate and compete in ecosystems. The interrelationships and interdependencies of these organisms may generate ecosystems that are stable for hundreds or thousands of years.
  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.
Principles & Standards for School Mathematics
Mathematics Standard 4: Measurement
  Understand measurable attributes of objects and the units, systems, and processes of measurement
  Apply appropriate techniques, tools, and formulas to determine measurements
Mathematics Standard 5: Data Analysis and Probability
  Develop and evaluate inferences and predictions that are based on data
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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