DE.1. Nature and Application of Science and Technology
1.1. Understandings and Abilities of Scientific Inquiry
Enduring Understanding: Scientific inquiry involves asking scientifically-oriented questions, collecting evidence, forming explanations, connecting explanations to scientific knowledge and theory, and communicating and justifying the explanation.
1.1.C. Understand that: In a scientific investigation, data collection involves making precise measurements and keeping accurate records so that others can replicate the experiment.
1.1.C.1. Be able to: Accurately collect data through the selection and use of tools and techniques appropriate to the investigation. Construct tables, diagrams and graphs, showing relationships between two variables, to display and facilitate analysis of data. Compare and question results with and from other students. (Level: Essential)
DE.6. Life Processes
6.1. Structure/Function Relationship
Enduring Understanding: Living systems, from the organismic to the cellular level, demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.
6.1.F. The human body has systems that perform functions necessary for life. Major systems of the human body include the digestive, respiratory, reproductive, and circulatory systems. (Level: Essential)
6.4. Life Processes and Technology Application
Enduring Understanding: The life processes of organisms are affected by their interactions with each other and their environment, and may be altered by human manipulation.
6.4.B. The functioning and health of organisms are influenced by many factors (i.e., heredity, diet, lifestyle, bacteria, viruses, parasites, and the environment). Certain body structures and systems function to protect against disease and injury. (Level: Important)
DE.CC6-8RS/TS. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Craft and Structure
CC6-8RS/TS4. 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.