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Table 2.
Connections of the P3 to the “three dimensions” as described in A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council, 2012).
Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering PracticesDimension 2: Crosscutting ConceptsDimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas–Life Sciences
1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems
4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information 
2. Cause and Effect
4. Systems and System Models
6. Structure and Function
7. Stability and Change 
Core Idea 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

Core Idea LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
 LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans 
Dimension 1: Scientific and Engineering PracticesDimension 2: Crosscutting ConceptsDimension 3: Disciplinary Core Ideas–Life Sciences
1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems
4. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
8. Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information 
2. Cause and Effect
4. Systems and System Models
6. Structure and Function
7. Stability and Change 
Core Idea 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

Core Idea LS4: Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity
 LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans 
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