Washington DC Standards
DC.7.4. Cell Biology: Broad Concept: All living things are composed of cells, from just one to many quadrillions, whose details usually are visible only through a microscope. As a basis for understanding this concept, students:
7.4.9. Explain how cells in multicellular organism continually divide to make more cells for growth and repair, and various organs and tissues function to serve the needs of cells for food, air, and waste removal.
DC.7.5. Genetics: Broad Concept: Every organism requires information in the form of a set of instructions that specifies its traits. Those traits may be modified by environmental influences. As a basis for understanding this concept, students:
7.5.1. Describe that heredity is the passage of information for developing and maintaining the organism's body from one generation to another, that genes are the basic units of heredity, and they are made of DNA, consisting of very long molecules located in the chromosomes of each cell.