Map of the Human ß-Globin Gene© Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

Dimension 1. Scientific and Engineering Practices

2. Developing and using models
4. Analyzing and interpreting data
 

Dimension 2. Crosscutting Concepts

1. Patterns
2. Cause and effect: Mechanism and explanation
6. Structure and function
7. Stability and change
 

Dimension 3. Disciplinary Core Ideas

Life Sciences

LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing
 

LS3: Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

LS3.A: Inheritance of Traits
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
 

LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

LS4.B: Natural Selection
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans
 
*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.