OH.2. Life Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the physical environment. This includes an understanding of the cycling of matter and flow of energy in living systems. An understanding of the characteristics, structure and function of cells, organisms and living systems will be developed. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the principles of heredity, biological evolution, and the diversity and interdependence of life. Students demonstrate an understanding of different historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the life sciences.
2.1. Grade Level Indicator: Heredity: Compare the life cycles of different plants including germination, maturity, reproduction and death.
2.2. Grade Level Indicator: Diversity and Interdependence of Life: Relate plant structures to their specific functions (e.g., growth, survival and reproduction).
2.3. Grade Level Indicator: Diversity and Interdependence of Life: Classify common plants according to their characteristics (e.g., tree leaves, flowers, seeds, roots and stems).
2.5. Grade Level Indicator: Diversity and Interdependence of Life: Describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g., many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).
2.A. Differentiate between the life cycles of different plants and animals.