MN.6.13. Reading Benchmarks: Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects 6-12
Craft and Structure
22.214.171.124. Determine the meaning of symbols, equations, graphical representations, tabular representations, 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.
MN.7.4. Life Science
7.4.1. Structure and Function in Living Systems
126.96.36.199. The student will understand that all organisms are composed of one or more cells which carry on the many functions needed to sustain life.
188.8.131.52.2. Recognize that cells repeatedly divide to make more cells for growth and repair.
184.108.40.206.3. Use the presence of the cell wall and chloroplasts to distinguish between plant and animal cells.
7.4.2. Interdependence among Living Systems
220.127.116.11. The student will understand that natural systems include a variety of organisms that interact with one another in several ways.
18.104.22.168.1. Identify a variety of populations and communities in an ecosystem and describe the relationships among the populations and communities in a stable ecosystem.
22.214.171.124.2. Compare and contrast predator/prey, parasite/host and producer/consumer/decomposer relationships.
126.96.36.199. The student will understand that the flow of energy and the recycling of matter are essential to a stable ecosystem.
188.8.131.52.1. Recognize that producers use the energy from sunlight to make sugars from carbon dioxide and water through a process called photosynthesis. This food can be used immediately, stored for later use, or used by other organisms.
184.108.40.206.2. Describe the roles and relationships among producers, consumers and decomposers in changing energy from one form to another in a food web within an ecosystem.