LA.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.
LA.LS-M. Life Science: The students will become aware of the characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand their relationships to each other and to their environment.
LS-M-A1. Structure and function In Living Systems: describing the observable components and functions of a cell, such as the cell membrane, nucleus, and movement of molecules into and out of cells. (1)
LS-M-A2. Structure and function In Living Systems: comparing and contrasting the basic structures and functions of different plant and animal cells. (1, 2, 3, 4)
LS-M-A4. Structure and function In Living Systems: describing the basic processes of photosynthesis and respiration and their importance to life. (1, 4, 5)
LS-M-A7. Structure and function In Living Systems: describing communicable and noncommunicable diseases. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LS-M-C1. Populations and Ecosystems: constructing and using classification systems based on the structure of organisms. (1, 2, 3, 4)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
SE-M-A5. Tracing the flow of energy through an ecosystem and demonstrating a knowledge of the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in the ecosystem. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SI-M. Science as Inquiry: The students will do science by engaging in partial and full inquiries that are within their developmental capabilities.
GLE-M-27. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Recognize that science uses processes that involve a logical and empirical, but flexible, approach to problem solving (SI-M-B1)
GLE-M-38. Grade Level Expectation: Understanding Scientific Inquiry: Explain that, through the use of scientific processes and knowledge, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form new ideas (SI-M-B6)