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.
MT.S1. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate the ability to design, conduct, evaluate, and communicate results and reasonable conclusions of scientific investigations.
S1.1. Identify a question, determine relevant variable and a control, formulate a testable hypothesis, plan and predict the outcome of an investigation, safely conduct scientific investigation, and compare and analyze data
S1.1.gr6-8.G. Formulate a plan to test the hypothesis that includes materials, procedures, control, variables, safety precautions, data collection and analysis methods
S1.5. Identify strengths and weakness in an investigation design.
S1.5.gr6-8.B. Explain the purpose of each essential component and why you must plan an investigation
S1.5.gr6-8.C. Identify the strengths and weaknesses in a variety of investigations
MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.1. Compare the structure and function of prokaryotic cells (bacteria) and eukaryotic cells (plant, animal, etc.) including the levels of organization of the structure and function, particularly with humans
S3.1.gr6-8.D. Identify and describe the functions of cell organelles in meeting the needs of cells
S3.2. Explain how organisms and systems of organisms obtain and use energy resources to maintain stable conditions (e.g., food webs, photosynthesis, respiration)
S3.2.gr6-8.A. Describe the process by which organisms (plants and animals) use the energy from sugars to carry out life functions.
S3.2.gr6-8.B. Explain the process by which organisms obtain energy from the sun.
S3.2.gr6-8.C. Diagram the flow of energy through photosynthesis and its decomposition through respiration
S3.2.gr6-8.D. Analyze energy movement in biomes (food webs and pyramids)
S3.2.gr6-8.E. Classify organisms in food webs based upon characteristics (e.g., physical and behavior)
S3.3. Communicate the differences in the reproductive processes of a variety of plants and animals using the principles of genetic modeling (e.g., Punnet squares)
S3.3.gr6-8.D. Identify the purposes of cell division