MD.3.0. Life Science: The students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the dynamic nature of living things, their interactions, and the results from the interactions that occur over time.
3.B.1. Cells: Provide evidence from observations and investigations to support the idea that some organisms consist of a single cell.
3.B.1.a. Use microscopes, other magnifying instruments, or video technology to observe, describe, and compare single celled organisms, such as amoeba, euglena, paramecium, etc.
3.B.1.c. Cite evidence from data gathered that supports the idea that most single celled organisms have needs similar to those of multicellular organisms.
3.B.2. Cells: Investigate and provide evidence that living things are made mostly of cells that can be seen and studied only through a microscope.
3.B.2.a. Use microscopes and/or other video technology to investigate and describe that some organisms are composed of a collection of similar cells working together to meet basic needs of a 'colony' of cells.