Carolina Biological K-8 Curriculum – April 2024

High School

Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics


Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Develop a model to illustrate the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of carbon among the biosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and geosphere. HS-LS2-5

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of models could include simulations and mathematical models.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the specific chemical steps of photosynthesis and respiration.

Common Core State Standards Connections