DE.6. Life Processes
6.1. Structure/Function Relationship
Enduring Understanding: Living systems, from the organismic to the cellular level, demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
6.1.C. Organisms can be grouped based on similarities and differences in their structures and functions. These may include characteristics such as appendages, roots and leaves of plants, or the presence or lack of a backbone. (Level: Essential)
6.3. Regulation and Behavior
Enduring Understanding: Organisms respond to internal and external cues, which allow them to survive.
6.3.A. An organism displays behaviors in response to internal cues, such as hunger, and external cues, such as light, temperature, or interaction with living things. (Level: Essential)
6.3.B. There are similarities and differences in how organisms respond to internal and external cues. These behaviors may include strategies for acquiring food, building shelters, or evading predators. (Level: Important)