South Carolina Standards
SC.6-1. Scientific Inquiry: The student will demonstrate an understanding of technological design and scientific inquiry, including process skills, mathematical thinking, controlled investigative design and analysis, and problem solving.
6-1.3. Classify organisms, objects, and materials according to their physical characteristics by using a dichotomous key.
SC.6-2. Structures, Processes, and Responses of Plants: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
6-2.1. Summarize the characteristics that all organisms share (including the obtainment and use of resources for energy, the response to stimuli, the ability to reproduce, and process of physical growth and development).
6-2.2. Recognize the hierarchical structure of the classification (taxonomy) of organisms (including the seven major levels or categories of living things - namely, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species).
6-2.3. Compare the characteristic structures of various groups of plants (including vascular or nonvascular, seed or spore-producing, flowering or cone-bearing, and monocot or dicot).
6-2.4. Summarize the basic functions of the structures of a flowering plant for defense, survival, and reproduction.
6-2.5. Summarize each process in the life cycle of flowering plants (including germination, plant development, fertilization, and seed production).
6-2.7. Summarize the processes required for plant survival (including photosynthesis, respiration, and transpiration).
SC.6-3. Structures, Processes, and Responses of Animals: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of animals that allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
6-3.1. Compare the characteristic structures of invertebrate animals (including sponges, segmented worms, echinoderms, mollusks, and arthropods) and vertebrate animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals).
SC.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.