Academic standards list

Crosscutting Concepts — Tennessee State Standards: Science

The crosscutting concepts are concepts that permeate all science and show an interdependent connection among the sciences differentiated from grades K-12. Tennessee state science standards have explicitly designed the standard progression to include these crosscutting concepts.
 
Pattern
Pattern observation and explanation
 
 
Cause and effect
Cause and effect relationships that can be explained through a mechanism
 
 
Scale, proportion, and quantity
Scale, proportion, and quantity that integrate measurement and precision of language
 
 
Systems and system models
Systems and system models with defined boundaries that can be investigated and characterized by the next three concepts
 
 
Energy and matter
Energy and matter conservation through transformations that flow or cycle into, out of, or within a system
 
 
Structure and function
Structure and function of systems and their parts
 
 
Stability and change
Stability and change of systems