Knows that genes are segments of DNA molecules, and that inserting, deleting, or substituting portions of the DNA can alter genes.
Grade level: 9-12
Subject area: life science
Knows about the diversity and unity that characterize life.
Knows how organisms are classified into a hierarchy of groups and subgroups based on similarities that reflect their evolutionary relationships (., shared derived characteristics inherited from a common ancestor; degree of kinship estimated from the similarity of DNA sequences).
Grade level: 6-8, 9-12
Subject area: technology
Understands the relationships among science, technology, society, and the individual.
Knows that science cannot answer all questions and technology cannot solve all human problems or meet all human needs.