KS.3. Life Science: The student will apply process skills to explore and understand structure and function in living systems, reproduction and heredity, regulation and behavior, populations and ecosystems, and diversity and adaptations of organisms.
3.1. The student will model structures of organisms and relate functions to the structures.
3.1.4. The student concludes that breakdowns in structure or function may be caused by disease, damage, heredity, or aging.
3.3. The student will describe homeostasis, the regulation and balance of internal conditions in response to a changing external environment.
3.3.1. The student understands that internal and/or environmental conditions affect an organism's behavior and/or response in order to maintain and regulate stable internal conditions to survive in a continually changing environment.
KS.6. Science in Personal and Environmental Perspectives: The student will apply process skills to explore and develop an understanding of issues of personal health, population, resources and environment, and natural hazards.
6.1. The student will understand scientific knowledge relative to personal health.
6.1.1. The student identifies individual nutrition, exercise, and rest needs based on science and uses a scientific approach to thinking critically about personal health, lifestyle choices, risks and benefits.
KS.CC.RST.6-8. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
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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.