AL.1. Life Science - Students will:
1.1. Describe characteristics common to living things, including growth and development, reproduction, cellular organization, use of energy, exchange of gases, and response to the environment.
1.1.a. Identifying homeostasis as the process by which an organism responds to its internal or external environment
1.5. Identify major differences between plants and animals, including internal structures, external structures, methods of locomotion, methods of reproduction, and stages of development.
1.5.a. Describing the processes of photosynthesis and cellular respiration
1.7. Describe biotic and abiotic factors in the environment. Examples: biotic - plants, animals; abiotic - climate, water, soil
1.7.a. Classifying organisms as autotrophs or heterotrophs
1.7.b. Arranging the sequence of energy flow in an ecosystem through food webs, food chains, and energy pyramids
AL.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.