Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
Develop and use models to illustrate examples of ecological hierarchy levels, including biosphere, biome, ecosystem, community, population, and organism.
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
Analyze characteristics of tissue types (e.g., epithelial tissue) and construct an explanation of how the chemical and structural organizations of the cells that form these tissues are specialized to conduct the function of that tissue (e.g., lining, protecting).
Use models to identify the structure and function of the skeletal system (e.g., classification of bones by shape, classification of joints and the appendicular and axial skeletons).
Obtain and communicate information to demonstrate understanding of the growth and development of the skeletal system (e.g., bone growth and remodeling).
Obtain and communicate information to demonstrate understanding of the pathology of the skeletal system (e.g., types of bone fractures and their treatment, osteoporosis, rickets, other bone diseases).
Develop and use models to illustrate the anatomy of the muscular system, including muscle locations and groups, actions, origins and insertions.
Plan and conduct investigations to explain the physiology of the muscular system (e.g., muscle contraction/relaxation, muscle fatigue, muscle tone), including pathological conditions (e.g., muscular dystrophy).
Obtain and communicate information to explain the lymphatic organs and their structure and function.
Develop and use a model to explain the body’s lines of defense and immunity.