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.
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:SPS1:6:1.2. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and plan observations based on a given purpose.
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.
S:SPS1:6:4.2. Representing and Understanding Results of Investigations: Students will apply skills from previous grades and make and record observations using a pre-determined format.
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.
NH.SPS4. Science Process Skills: Science Skills for Information, Communication and Media Literacy
S:SPS4:6:1.2. Information and Media Literacy: Students will apply skills from previous grades and collect real-time observations and data, synthesizing and building upon existing information (e.g., online databases, NOAA, EPA, USGS) to solve problems.
S:SPS4:6:8.1. Accountability and Adaptability: Students will apply skills from previous grades and develop and execute a plan to collect and record accurate and complete data from various sources to solve a problem or answer a question; and gather and critically analyze data from a variety of sources.