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A. The Nature of Matter

1. The student understands that all matter has observable, measurable properties.
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2. The student understands the basic principles of atomic theory.
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B. Energy

1. The student recognizes that energy may be changed in form with varying efficiency.
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2. The student understands the interaction of matter and energy.
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C. Force and Motion

1. The student understands that types of motion may be described, measured, and predicted.
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2. The student understands that the types of force that act on an object and the effect of that force can be described, measured, and predicted.
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D. Processes that Shape the Earth

1. The student recognizes that processes in the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere interact to shape the Earth.
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2. The student understands the need for protection of the natural systems on Earth.
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E. Earth and Space

1. The student understands the interaction and organization in the Solar System and the universe and how this affects life on Earth.
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2. The student recognizes the vastness of the universe and the Earth's place in it.
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F. Processes of Life

1. The student describes patterns of structure and function in living things.
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2. The student understands the process and importance of genetic diversity.
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G. How Living Things Interact with Their Environment

1. The student understands the competitive, interdependent, cyclic nature of living things in the environment.
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2. The student understands the consequences of using limited natural resources.
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H. The Nature of Science

1. The student uses the scientific processes and habits of mind to solve problems.
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2. The student understands that most natural events occur in comprehensible, consistent patterns.
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3. The student understands that science, technology, and society are interwoven and interdependent.
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