Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.MS-LS. LIFE SCIENCE
MS-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-LS1-3. Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
MS-LS1-7. Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
MS-LS1.CC. Crosscutting Concepts
MS-LS1.CC.3. Systems and System Models
MS-LS1.CC.3.1. Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.
MS-LS1.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.A:3. In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions. (MS-LS1-3)