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.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
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.
S:LS1:6:3.3. Reproduction: Students will explain that all living things reproduce in order to continue their species.
NH.LS2. Life Science: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:6:1.2. Environment: Students will explain that most microorganisms do not cause disease and that many are beneficial to the environment.
NH.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
S:LS4:6:2.1. Disease: Students will explain that the human body has ways to defend itself against disease-causing organisms and describe how defenders, including tears, saliva, the skin, some blood cells and stomach secretions support the defense process.
S:LS4:6:2.2. Disease: Students will recognize that there are some diseases that human beings can only get once; and explain how many diseases can be prevented by vaccination.
S:LS4:6:2.4. Disease: Students will recognize a healthy body cannot fight all germs that invade it; and explain how some germs interfere with the body's defenses.
S:LS4:6:3.1. Human Identity: Students will recognize that the length and quality of human life are influenced by many factors, including sanitation, diet, medical care, gender, genes, environmental conditions, and personal health behaviors.
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.
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.
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.