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10th Grade TAKS Student Expectations                                                                                        of activity, lab, lesson or warm-




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Objective 1: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
nature of science.
(17 questions on TAKS)

B1A and I1A demonstrate safe practices during field and laboratory

B2A and I2A plan and implement investigative procedures including asking
questions, formulating testable hypotheses, and selecting equipment and

B2B and I2B collect data and make measurements with precision

B2C and I2C organize, analyze, evaluate, make inferences, and predict trends
from data

B2D and I2D communicate valid conclusions
I3A analyze, review, [and critique] scientific explanations, including hypotheses
and theories, as to their strengths and weaknesses using scientific evidence and
information; and

I3B draw inferences based on data related to [promotional materials for]
products and services.

Objective 2: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
organization of living systems.
(11 questions on TAKS)

B4B investigate and identify cellular processes including homeostasis,
permeability, energy production, transportation of molecules, disposal of
wastes, function of cellular parts, and synthesis of new molecules

B6A describe components of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), and illustrate how
information for specifying the traits of an organism is carried in the DNA

B6B explain replication, transcription, and translation using models of DNA and
ribonucleic acid (RNA) (only tested on the 11th grade test)

B6C identify and illustrate how changes in DNA cause mutations and evaluate
the significance of these changes

B6D compare genetic variations observed in plants and animals (only tested on
the 10th grade test)
B8C identify characteristics of kingdoms including monerans, protists, fungi,
plants, and animals (The TAKS will use the most current classification system.)

B10A interpret the functions of systems in organisms including circulatory,
digestive, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, integumentary, skeletal,
respiratory, muscular, excretory, and immune

B10B compare the interrelationships of organ systems to each other and to the
body as a whole (only tested on the 11th grade test)

Objective 3: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
interdependence of organisms and the environment.
(11 questions on TAKS)

B4C compare the structures and functions of viruses to cells and describe the
role of viruses in causing diseases and conditions such as acquired immune
deficiency syndrome, common colds, smallpox, influenza, and warts

B4D identify and describe the role of bacteria in maintaining health such as in
digestion and in causing diseases such as in streptococcus infections and

B7A identify evidence of change in species using fossils, DNA sequences,
anatomical similarities, physiological similarities, and embryology; and (only
tested on the 11th grade test)

B7B illustrate the results of natural selection in speciation, diversity, phylogeny,
adaptation, behavior, and extinction.
B9D analyze the flow of matter and energy through different trophic levels and
between organisms and the physical environment. (only tested on the 11th grade

B12B interpret interactions among organisms exhibiting predation, parasitism,
commensalism, and mutualism; and

B12E investigate and explain the interactions in an ecosystem including food
chains, food webs, and food pyramids.

B13A evaluate the significance of structural and physiological adaptations of
plants to their environments.

Objective 4: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the
structures and properties of matter.
(8 questions on TAKS)

I7A investigate and identify properties of fluids including density, viscosity, and
buoyancy; and

I7D relate the chemical behavior of an element including bonding, to its
placement on the periodic table. (only tested on the 11th grade test)

I7E classify samples of matter from everyday life as being elements,
compounds, or mixtures. (only tested on the 10th grade test)
I8A distinguish between physical and chemical changes in matter such as
oxidation, digestion, changes in states, and stages in the rock cycle; and

I8C investigate and identify the law of conservation of mass.

I9A relate the structure of water to its function [as the universal solvent;

I9B relate the concentration of ions in a solution to physical and chemical
properties such as pH, electrolytic behavior, and reactivity; (only tested on the
11th grade test)

I9D demonstrate how various factors influence solubility including temperature,
pressure, and nature of the solute and solvent.

Objective 5: The student will demonstrate an understanding of motion,
forces, and energy.
(8 questions on TAKS)

I4A calculate speed, momentum, acceleration, work, and power in systems such
as in the human body, moving toys, and machines

I4B investigate and describe applications of Newton's laws such as in vehicle
restraints, sports activities, geological processes, and satellite orbits; and
I4D investigate and demonstrate [mechanical advantage and] efficiency of
various machines such as levers, motors, wheels and axles, pulleys, and ramps.
(only tested on the 11th grade test)

I5A demonstrate wave types and their characteristics through a variety of
activities such as modeling with ropes and coils, activating tuning forks, and
interpreting data on seismic waves. (only tested on the 10th grade test)

I5B demonstrate wave interactions including interference, polarization,
reflection, refraction, and resonance within various materials. (only tested on
the 11th grade test)

I6A describe the law of conservation of energy;

I6B investigate and demonstrate the movement of heat through solids, liquids,
and gases by convection, conduction, and radiation; and

I6D investigate and compare economic and environmental impacts of using
various energy sources such as rechargeable or disposable batteries and solar
cells. (only tested on the 11th grade test)

I6F investigate and compare series and parallel circuits. (only tested on the 10th
grade test)

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