Next Generation Science Standards
NGSS.MS-LS. LIFE SCIENCE
MS-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-LS1-7. 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.D: Information Processing
LS1.D:1. Each sense receptor responds to different inputs (electromagnetic, mechanical, chemical), transmitting them as signals that travel along nerve cells to the brain. The signals are then processed in the brain, resulting in immediate behaviors or memories. (MS-LS1-8)
MS-LS3. Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
MS-LS3.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.B:1. Organisms reproduce, either sexually or asexually, and transfer their genetic information to their offspring. (secondary to MS-LS3-2)
LS3.B: Variation of Traits
LS3.B:1. In sexually reproducing organisms, each parent contributes half of the genes acquired (at random) by the offspring. Individuals have two of each chromosome and hence two alleles of each gene, one acquired from each parent. These versions may be identical or may differ from each other. (MS-LS3-2)