MS.3. Life Science: Explain the organization of living things, the flow of matter and energy through ecosystems, the diversity and interactions among populations, and the natural and human-made pressures that impact the environment.
3.b. Compare and contrast structure and function in living things to include cells and whole organisms. (DOK 2)
3.b.3. Vascular and nonvascular plants, flowering and non-flowering plants, deciduous and coniferous trees
3.c. Distinguish between the organization and development of humans to include the effects of disease. (DOK 2)
3.c.3. Common diseases caused by microorganisms (e.g., bacteria, viruses, malarial parasites)
3.e. Construct a diagram of the path of solar energy through food webs that include humans and explain how the organisms relate to each other. (DOK 2)
3.e.1. Autotrophs and heterotrophs, producers, consumers and decomposers
MS.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.