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.
MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.1. Compare the structure and function of prokaryotic cells (bacteria) and eukaryotic cells (plant, animal, etc.) including the levels of organization of the structure and function, particularly with humans
S3.1.gr6-8.A. Identify and observe single-celled and multicellular organisms
S3.1.gr6-8.B. Define nucleus, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
S3.1.gr6-8.C. Classify cells as prokaryotic and eukaryotic
S3.1.gr6-8.E. Define cell, tissue, organ, system, and organism
S3.1.gr6-8.F. Illustrate the hierarchal relationships of cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms
S3.2. Explain how organisms and systems of organisms obtain and use energy resources to maintain stable conditions (e.g., food webs, photosynthesis, respiration)
S3.2.gr6-8.A. Describe the process by which organisms (plants and animals) use the energy from sugars to carry out life functions.
S3.2.gr6-8.B. Explain the process by which organisms obtain energy from the sun.
S3.2.gr6-8.E. Classify organisms in food webs based upon characteristics (e.g., physical and behavior)
S3.4. Investigate and explain the interdependent nature of populations and communities in the environment and describe how species in these populations adapt by evolving
S3.4.gr6-8.I. Identify lines of evidence that support evolution.
S3.5. Create and use a basic classification scheme to identify plants and animals
S3.5.gr6-8.A. Explain the relationship between kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species
S3.5.gr6-8.B. Identify and describe similarities and differences among organisms of different, but closely related taxa (i.e., pine trees, big cats, rodents ungulates)
S3.5.gr6-8.C. Create and use a basic classification scheme to identify plants and animals.