MS.3. Life Science: Distinguish the characteristics of living things and explain the interdependency between form and function using the systems of the human organism to illustrate this relationship.
3.a. Assess how an organism's chances for survival are influenced by adaptations to its environment. (DOK 2)
3.a.2. Major characteristics of land biomes (e.g., tropical rainforests, temperate rainforests, deserts, tundra, coniferous forests/taiga, and deciduous forests)
MS.4. Earth and Space Science: Describe the properties and structure of the sun and the moon with respect to the Earth.
4.g. Research and evaluate the use of renewable and nonrenewable resources and critique efforts in the United States including (but not limited) to Mississippi to conserve natural resources and reduce global warming. (DOK 3)
4.g.1. How materials are reused in a continuous cycle in ecosystems, (e.g., Mississippi Ethanol Gasification Project to develop and demonstrate technologies for the conversion of biomass to ethanol)
MS.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.