VA.7-8. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
LS.4. The student will investigate and understand how organisms can be classified. Key concepts include
LS.4.c) The distinguishing characteristics of major animal phyla and plant divisions.
LS.5. The student will investigate and understand the basic physical and chemical processes of photosynthesis and its importance to plant and animal life. Key concepts include
LS.5.a) Energy transfer between sunlight and chlorophyll.
LS.5.b) Transformation of water and carbon dioxide into sugar and oxygen.
LS.5.c) Photosynthesis as the foundation of virtually all food webs.