LA.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
RST.6-8.4. Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or technical context relevant to grades 6-8 texts and topics.
LA.CC.WHST.6-8. Writing Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Production and Distribution of Writing
WHST.6-8.4. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
LA.LS-M. Life Science: The students will become aware of the characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand their relationships to each other and to their environment.
LS-M-A5. Structure and function In Living Systems: investigating human body systems and their functions (including circulatory, digestive, skeletal, respiratory). (1, 3, 4)
LA.SI-M. Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental capabilities.
GLE-M-10. Grade Level Expectation: The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Identify the difference between description and explanation (SI-M-A4)
GLE-M-26. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Use and describe alternate methods for investigating different types of testable questions (SI-M-B1)
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that science uses processes that involve a logical and empirical, but flexible, approach to problem solving (SI-M-B1)
GLE-M-38. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas (SI-M-B6)
GLE-M-4. Grade Level Expectation: The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Design, predict outcomes, and conduct experiments to answer guiding questions (SI-M-A2)
GLE-M-7. Grade Level Expectation: The Abilities Necessary to Do Scientific Inquiry: Record observations using methods that complement investigations (e.g., journals, tables, charts) (SI-M-A3)
SI-M-A2. The Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry: designing and conducting a scientific investigation. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
SI-M-A7. The Abilities Necessary to do Scientific Inquiry: communicating scientific procedures, information, and explanations. (1, 3)
SI-M-B2. Understanding Scientific Inquiry: communicating that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations. (1, 3, 4)
SI-M-B4. Understanding Scientific Inquiry: using data and logical arguments to propose, modify, or elaborate on principles and models. (1, 2, 3, 4)