MS.1. Inquiry: Conduct a scientific investigation utilizing appropriate process skills.
1.c. Use simple tools and resources to gather and compare information (using standard, metric, and non-standard units of measurement). (DOK 1)
1.c.2. Types of data (e.g., linear measures, mass, volume, temperature, time, area, perimeter)
1.h. Recognize and analyze alternative explanations and predictions. (DOK 2)
MS.3. Life Science: Explain the organization of living things, the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems, the diversity and interactions among populations, and the natural and human-made pressures that impact the environment.
3.b. Compare and contrast structure and function in living things to include cells and whole organisms. (DOK 2)
3.b.1. Hierarchy of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems to their functions in an organism
3.c. Distinguish between the organization and development of humans to include the effects of disease. (DOK 2)
3.c.1. How systems work together (e.g., respiratory, circulatory)
MS.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.
MS.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.