Finer grained standards that are part of this one
Explain and compare with the use of examples the types of bond formation (e.g., covalent, ionic, hydrogen, etc.) between or among atoms.
Develop a logical argument defending water as an essential component of living systems (e.g., unique bonding and properties including polarity, high specific heat, surface tension, hydrogen bonding, adhesion, cohesion, and expansion upon freezing).
Classify solutions as acidic, basic, or neutral and relate the significance of the pH scale on an organism’s survival (e.g., consequences of having different concentrations of hydrogen and hydroxide ions).
Compare and contrast the structure, properties, and principal functions of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in living organisms.
Examine the life processes to conclude the role enzymes play in regulating biochemical reactions.
Describe the role of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) in making energy available to cells.
Analyze and explain the biochemical process of photosynthesis and cellular respiration and draw conclusions about the roles of the reactant and products in each.