New Hampshire Standards
NH.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
S:LS1:8:1.2. Classification: Students will describe or compare how different organisms have mechanisms that work in a coordinated way to obtain energy, grow, move, respond, provide defense, enable reproduction, or maintain internal balance (e.g., cells, tissues, organs and systems).
NH.LS2. Life Science: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:8:3.2. Recycling of Materials: Students will explain the process of respiration and differentiate between it and photosynthesis.
NH.SPS2. Science Process Skills: Unifying Concepts of Science
S:SPS2:8:5.2. Form and Function: Students will apply skills from previous grades and describe the structure and function of various organ systems (i.e., digestion, respiration, circulation, nervous, protection and support) and how these systems contribute to homeostasis of the organism.
S:SPS2:8:5.3. Form and Function: Students will apply skills from previous grades and compare the structure and function of organ systems in one organism to the structure and function in another organism.