Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, & species).
LS1 (5-8) SAE+FAF-2. Describe or compare how different organisms have mechanisms that work in a coordinated way to obtain energy, grow, move, respond, provide defense, enable reproduction, or maintain internal balance (e.g., cells, tissues, organs and systems).
LS1 (7-8)-2. Students demonstrate understanding of structure and function-survival requirements by...
2b. Observing and describing (e.g., drawing, labeling) individual cells as seen through a microscope targeting cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, and chloroplasts.
LS1 (5-8)-INQ+ SAE-1. Using data and observations about the biodiversity of an ecosystem make predictions or draw conclusions about how the diversity contributes to the stability of the ecosystem.
LS1 (7-8)-1. Students demonstrate understanding of biodiversity by...
1b. Explaining how organisms with different structures and behaviors have roles that contribute to each other's survival and the stability of the ecosystem.
RI.LS2. Life Science: Matter cycles and energy flows through an ecosystem.
LS2 (5-8) SAE-6. Given a scenario trace the flow of energy through an ecosystem, beginning with the sun, through organisms in the food web, and into the environment (includes photosynthesis and respiration).
LS2 (7-8)-6. Students demonstrate an understanding of energy flow in an ecosystem by...
6a. Explaining the transfer of the sun's energy through living systems and its effect upon them.
6b. Describing the basic processes and recognizing the names and chemical formulas of the substances involved in photosynthesis and respiration.
6c. Explaining the relationship between photosynthesis and respiration.