Scope, Sequence & Coordination

Scope, Sequence, and Coordination

A Framework for High School Science Education

Based on the National Science Education Standards


A Framework for High School Science EducationThe NSF-funded project on Scope, Sequence, and Coordination of Secondary School Science (SS&C) was initiated by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) in 1990.

SS&C micro-units for grade 9 (901-969) and grade 10 (1001-1055) were developed in conjunction with the NSTA publication Scope, Sequence, and Coordination: A Framework for High School Science Education (1996; out of print).

Get Acrobat ReaderThe micro-units listed below are in Adobe Acrobat format. If the Acrobat Reader plug-in is not installed on your computer, you can download it from the Adobe website.

Technical sheets were developed in conjunction with the micro-units are also available for download.

 

 Micro-Units

 901  Classification Schemes
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 902  Variation and Heredity
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 903  Variations in Living Things
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 904  Adaptations to Niches and Habitats
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 905  Structures that Reveal Common Ancestry
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 907  Fossil Formation
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 908  Solids, Liquids and Gases
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 909  Phase Changes of Water
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 910  Density Studies of the Earth
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 911  Neurons and the Nervous System
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 912  Animal Behavior
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 913  Topographic Maps
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 915  Motion and Inertia
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 916  Laws of Motion
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 917  Law of Conservation of Momentum
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 918  Newton's Second Law
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 921  Forces Acting on a Spring
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 924  Physical Properties of Matter
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 925  Gas Pressure, Volume and Temperature
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 927  Atmospheric Pressure
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 928  Matter and Energy
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 929  Gas Laws
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 930  Recognition and Classification of Mixtures
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 931  Physical vs. Chemical Change
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 932  Cells: A First-Hand View
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 933  Cell Structures and Their Functions
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 934  Plants, Chloroplasts and Photosynthesis
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 935  Work and Energy
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 937  Heat and the Second Law of Thermodynamics
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 938  Heat, Temperature and Transfer
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 939  Evidence of Heat Transformations
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 940  Density of Rocks
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 941  Environmental Cycles
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 942  Observing Chemical Reactions
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 943  Electric Charge and Static Electricity
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 945  Magnetism
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 947  Heat from the Sun
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 948  Examples of Convection
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 949  Sun, Spectra and Stars
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 951  Starlight
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 952  Construction of Food Chains and Tracing Energy Changes
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 953  Cycles and Ecosystems
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 954  Trophic Pyramids and Levels
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 955  Populations
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 956  Limiting Factors for Populations
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 957  Oils and Plastics
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 958  Oxidation
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 959  An Introduction to Acids and Bases
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 960  Acids, Bases and Indicators
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 961  Patterns Using Metals, Nonmetals and Metalloids
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 962  Evidence Revealing the Composition of the Atom
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 963  Chemical Formulas for Molecules
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 964  Models of Chemical Families
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 965  Properties of Useful Carbon Compounds
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 966  Radioactivity, Time and Age
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 967  Factors That Affect Reaction Rates
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 968  Identifying and Explaining Reactions
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 969  Catalysts and Enzymes
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 1001  Organizing Principles of Plants and Animals
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 1002  Genetic Variability
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 1003  Structural Factors in Evolution
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 1004  The Human Genotype
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 1005  Mitosis and Meiosis
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 1006  Evolution and the Fossil Record
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 1007  Fossils and Lithologic Units
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 1008  Relative Positions of the Earth, Moon and Sun over Time
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 1011  Inertial Mass, Weight, and Newton's Second Law of Motion
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 1012  Impulse, Momentum and the Conservation of Momentum
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 1015  Measures of Circular Motion
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 1016  Qualitative Aspects of Rotational Dynamics
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 1018  Hooke's Law, Vibrations, Mechanical Waves and Sound
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 1021  Air Resistance and Friction
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 1022  Understanding the Behavior of Gases
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 1024  Properties of Aqueous Solutions
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 1025  Cell size and Shape, and Diffusion and Osmosis Processes
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 1026  Qualitative Examples of Conservation of Mechanical Energy
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 1029  Heat Energy Released or Absorbed in Chemical Reactions
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 1033  Coulomb's Law and Induced Polarization
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 1035  Magnetic Induction
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 1036  Wave Phenomena and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
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 1041  Periodicity of the Elements
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 1042  The Periodic Table, Electrons and Chemical Bonds
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 1047  Carbon Bonds in Chemistry
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 1050  The Watson-Crick Model of DNA Structure
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 1054  Cellular Organelles
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 1055  Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
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This project was supported, in part, by the National Science Foundation. Opinions expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Foundation.

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