Material in this unit can be used to cover aspects of the Next Generation Science Standard for high school regarding waves and electromagnet radiation and to develop student’s proficiencies in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts in multiple areas depending on the focus of the class. In addition, the anatomy focus of this unit fits with the New Haven standards for anatomy and physiology.
A few of these standards are listed below.
Next Generation Science Standards
HS-PS4-1: The wavelength and frequency of a wave are related to one another by the speed of travel of the wave, which depends on the type of wave and the medium through which it is passing.
HS-PS4-5: Multiple technologies based on the understanding of waves and their interactions with matter are port of everyday experiences in the modern world and in scientific research. They are essential tools for producing, transmitting, and capturing signals and for storing and interpreting the information contained in them.
Common Core State Standards
ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts, attending to important distinctions the author makes and to any gaps or inconsistencies in the account.
ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.2: Determine the central ideals or conclusions of a text; summarize complex concepts, processes, or information presented in a text by paraphrasing them in simpler but still accurate terms.
ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.3: Follow precisely a complex multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks; analyze the specific results based on explanations in the text.
ELA-Literacy.RST.11-12.7: Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in different formats as well as in words in order to address or solve a problem.