Neuromuscular Synapse Poster© Connections to: A Framework for K-12 Science Education Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas*

Dimension 1. Scientific and Engineering Practices

1. Asking questions (for science) and defining problems (for engineering)
3. Planning and carrying out investigations

Dimension 2. Crosscutting Concepts

3. Scale, proportion, and quantity
4. Systems and system models
6. Structure and function

Dimension 3. Disciplinary Core Ideas

Physical Sciences

PS1: Matter and Its Interactions

PS1.A: Structure and Properties of Matter
PS1.B: Chemical Reactions
PS1.C: Nuclear Processes

Life Sciences

LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing

*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.