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: Characteristics and Structure of Life: Explain that many of the basic functions of organisms are carried out by or within cells and are similar in all organisms.
2.3. Grade Level Indicator: Characteristics and Structure of Life: Identify how plant cells differ from animal cells (e.g., cell wall and chloroplasts).