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WV Science Standards

West Virginia Standards Addressed by CyberSurgeons Problem-based and Case-based Learning Modules

9th Grade

Standard: 1 Nature of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to use the inquiry process to solve problems.
• conduct and/or design investigations that incorporate the skills and attitudes and/or values of scientific inquiry (e.g., established research protocol, accurate record keeping, replication of results and peer review, objectivity, openness, skepticism, fairness, or creativity and logic).
• use appropriate technology solutions within a problem solving setting to measure and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interact with simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions.

Standard: 2 Content of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate knowledge understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models delineated in the objectives.

Standard: 3 Application of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate an understanding of personal and societal benefits of science, and an understanding of public policy decisions as related to health, population, resource and environmental issues.
• explore occupational opportunities in science, engineering and technology and evaluate the required academic preparation

10th Grade

Standard: 1 Nature of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to use the inquiry process to solve problems.
• use appropriate technology solutions within a problem solving setting to measure and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interact with simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions.

Standard 2: Content of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives.
• apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences
• apply knowledge of cells to variations in cells, tissues, and organs of different organisms
• integrate the human body systems to the functioning of the entire organism

Standard 3: Application of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate an understanding of personal and societal benefits of science, and an understanding of public policy decisions as related to health, population, resource and environmental issues.

Grade 10 Biology 


Biology Content Standards and Objectives

Standard 1: Nature of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to use the inquiry process to solve problems
• use appropriate technology solutions within a problem solving setting to measure and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interact with simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions.

Standard 2: Content of Science

Students will:
• apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences
• outline mechanisms of homeostasis in living systems (negative and positive feedback).

Standard 3: Application of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to evaluate personal and societal benefits, the impact of different points of view, predict the long-term societal impact and an understanding of public policy decisions as related to health, population, resource and environmental issues.
• explore occupational opportunities in science, engineering and technology and evaluate the required academic preparation

Conceptual Biology Content Standards and Objectives

Standard 1: Nature of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to use the inquiry process to solve problems.
• use appropriate technology solutions within a problem solving setting to measure and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interact with simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions

Standard 2: Content of Science

Students will:
• apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences

Standard 3: Application of Science

Students will:
• apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences.
• explore occupational opportunities in science, engineering and technology and evaluate the required academic preparation

Human Anatomy and Physiology Content Standards and Objectives

Standard 1: Nature of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to use the inquiry process to solve problems.
• use appropriate technology solutions within a problem solving setting to measure
and collect data; interpret data; analyze and/or report data; interact with
simulations; conduct research; and present and communicate conclusions.

Standard 2: Content of Science*

Students will:
• demonstrate knowledge, understanding and applications of scientific facts, concepts, principles, theories and models as delineated in the objectives.
• apply knowledge, understanding and skills of science subject matter/concepts to daily life experiences
• apply directional terminology (proximal, dorsal, medial, lateral, visceral, superficial, deep, etc.) to locate human body structures
• describe the organizational levels, interdependency and the interaction of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems
• categorize, by structure and function, the various types of human tissue (e.g., muscle, epithelial, connective, or nervous).
• relate the structure of the integumentary system to its function as a sensory organ, environmental barrier and temperature regulator
• integrate the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems to the functioning of the organism.
• classify the various types of neurons emphasizing the relationship of structure and function.
• compare and contrast the parts and functions of the central and peripheral nervous system including the autonomic portions.
• incorporate the role of endocrine glands and their hormones into the overall functions and dysfunctions of the body.
• analyze the role of components and processes of the digestive system in supplying essential nutrients
• explain how structures of the respiratory system are essential to cellular respiration, gas exchange and communication
• integrate the functions of the excretory system to the maintenance of the other body systems.
• research disease causative factors, symptoms, prevention and treatment.

*The specific content objective met by the CyberSurgeons curriculum will depend on the PBL/CBL module and/or curriculum supplement used.

Standard 3: Application of Science

Students will:
• demonstrate an understanding of personal and societal benefits of science, and an understanding of public policy decisions as related to health, population, resource and environmental issues.
• explore occupational opportunities in science, engineering and technology and evaluate the required academic preparation.

Health Content Standards and Objectives

Standard 1: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Students will:
• comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention.
• analyze and interpret how public health and social policies, along with government regulations (e.g., local, state, federal, world health organizations), influence health promotion and disease prevention.
• differentiate between the causes of communicable and non-communicable diseases.
• identify and apply skills to prevent communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Standard 2: Health Information and Services

Students will:
• demonstrate the ability to access valid health information and health-promoting products and services.

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