Amino Acid Starter Kit© Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering Practices

Scientific and Engineering Practices

2. Developing and using models
5. Using Mathematics, Information and Computer Technology, and Computational Thinking

Dimension 2: Cross Cutting Concepts

1. Patterns
2. Cause and Effect: Mechanism and Explanation
3. Scale, Proportion, and Quantity
6. Structure and Function
7. Stability and Change

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas: Physical Sciences

PS 1: Matter and Its Interactions

PS 1A. Structure and Properties of Matter
PS 1B. Chemical Reactions

PS 2: Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions

PS 2A. Forces and Motion
PS 2B. Types of Interactions
PS 2C. Stability and Instability in Physical Systems

PS 3: Energy

PS 3B. Conservation of Energy and Energy Transfer

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas: Life Sciences

LS 1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LS 1A. Structure and Function
LS 1C. Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
LS 1D. Information Processing

Dimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas: Engineering, Technology, and Applications

of Science

ETS 2: Links Among Engineering, Technology, Science, and Society

ETS 2.A. Interdependence of Science, Engineering, and Technology

*The NSTA Reader’s Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, National Research Council (NRC), 2011. A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press.