KS.3. Life Science: The student will apply process skills to explore and understand structure and function in living systems, reproduction and heredity, regulation and behavior, populations and ecosystems, and diversity and adaptations of organisms.
3.3. The student will describe homeostasis, the regulation and balance of internal conditions in response to a changing external environment.
3.3.1. The student understands that internal and/or environmental conditions affect an organism's behavior and/or response in order to maintain and regulate stable internal conditions to survive in a continually changing environment.
3.3.2. The student recognizes that the survival of all organisms requires the ingestion of materials, the intake and release of energy, growth, release of wastes and responses to environmental change.
3.4. The student will identify and relate interactions of populations of organisms within an ecosystem.
3.4.3. The student traces the energy flow from the sun (source of radiant energy) to producers (via photosynthesis - chemical energy) to consumers and decomposers in food webs.
KS.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.