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)
3.c.2. Fertilization, early cell division, implantation, embryonic and fetal development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and old age
3.c.3. Common diseases caused by microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, malarial parasites)
3.d. Describe and summarize how an egg and sperm unite in the reproduction of angiosperms and gymnosperms. (DOK 1)
3.d.3. How the combination of sex cells results in a new combination of genetic information different from either parent
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.