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:LS1:6:1.1. Classification: Students will identify ways in which living things can be grouped and organized, such as taxonomic groups of plants, animals and fungi.
S:LS1:6:1.2. Classification: Students will categorize organisms into kingdoms that are currently recognized, according to shared characteristics.
S:LS1:6:2.1. Living Things and Organization: Students will recognize that all living things are composed of cells, and explain that while many organisms are single celled, such as yeast, others, including humans, are multicellular.
S:LS1:6:2.6. Living Things and Organization: Students will recognize that the human cells found in tissues and organs are similar to those of other animals, but somewhat different from cells found in plants.
NH.LS2. Life Science: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:6:1.2. Environment: Students will explain that most microorganisms do not cause disease and that many are beneficial to the environment.
S:LS2:6:2.1. Flow of Energy: Students will describe how energy is transferred in an ecosystem through food webs; and explain the roles and relationships between producers, consumers and decomposers.
S:LS2:6:2.2. Flow of Energy: Students will recognize that one of the most general distinctions among organisms is between plants, which use sunlight to make their own food, and animals, which consume energy-rich foods.
S:LS2:6:2.3. Flow of Energy: Students will describe the process of photosynthesis and explain that plants can use the food they make immediately or store it for later use.
NH.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (e.g. evolution, natural selection, structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
S:LS3:6:2.1. Evolution: Students will describe the fundamental concepts related to biological evolution, such as biological adaptations and the diversity of species.
NH.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
S:LS4:6:2.2. 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.
NH.SPS1. Science Process Skills: Scientific Inquiry and Critical Thinking Skills
S:SPS1:6:1.5. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and use a classification key, such as a dichotomous key, to identify and distinguish among members of a group or set.
S:SPS1:6:1.6. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and construct a simple classification key.
S:SPS1:6:1.7. Making Observations and Asking Questions: Students will apply skills from previous grades and compare methods of classification for a specific purpose.