New Hampshire Standards
NH.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.
NH.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.
NH.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
S:LS1:6:2.4. Living Things and Organization: Students will recognize and describe the hierarchical organization of living systems, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
S:LS1:6:2.5. Living Things and Organization: Students will explain that multicellular organisms have specialized cells, tissues, organs and organ systems that perform certain necessary functions, including digestion, respiration, reproduction, circulation, excretion, movement, control and coordination and protection from disease.
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:6:3.1. Conducting Scientific Investigations: Students will apply skills from previous grades and carry out simple student or teacher-developed procedures or experiments.
S:SPS1:6:4.2. Representing and Understanding Results of Investigations: Students will apply skills from previous grades and make and record observations using a pre-determined format.
NH.SPS2. Science Process Skills: Unifying Concepts of Science
S:SPS2:6:5.1. Form and Function: Students will apply skills from previous grades and describe the structure and function of organs.
S:SPS2:6:5.2. Form and Function: Students will apply skills from previous grades and diagram and label the structure of the primary components of representative organs in plants and animals.
NH.SPS3. Science Process Skills: Personal, Social, and Technological Perspectives
S:SPS3:6:2.1. Common Environmental Issues, Natural Resources Management and Conservation: Students will apply skills from previous grades and develop, focus and explain questions about the environment and do environmental investigations.
NH.SPS4. Science Process Skills: Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy
S:SPS4:6:1.2. Information and Media Literacy: Students will apply skills from previous grades and collect real-time observations and data, synthesizing and building upon existing information (e.g., online databases, NOAA, EPA, USGS) to solve problems.
S:SPS4:6:8.1. Accountability and Adaptability: Students will apply skills from previous grades and develop and execute a plan to collect and record accurate and complete data from various sources to solve a problem or answer a question; and gather and critically analyze data from a variety of sources.