Texas TEKS Standards
TX.112.18. Science, Grade 6.
(6.12) Organisms and environments. The student knows all organisms are classified into Domains and Kingdoms. Organisms within these taxonomic groups share similar characteristics which allow them to interact with the living and nonliving parts of their ecosystem. The student is expected to:
6.12 (A) Understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells.
6.12 (B) Recognize that the presence of a nucleus determines whether a cell is prokaryotic or eukaryotic.
6.12 (C) Recognize that the broadest taxonomic classification of living organisms is divided into currently recognized Domains.
6.12 (D) Identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms.
(6.3) Scientific investigation and reasoning. The student uses critical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving to make informed decisions and knows the contributions of relevant scientists. The student is expected to:
6.3 (A) In all fields of science, analyze, evaluate, and critique scientific explanations by using empirical evidence, logical reasoning, and experimental and observational testing, including examining all sides of scientific evidence of those scientific explanations, so as to encourage critical thinking by the student.