South Carolina Standards
SC.7-2. Cells and Heredity: The student will demonstrate an understanding of the structure and function of cells, cellular reproduction, and heredity. (Life Science)
7-2.1. Summarize the structures and functions of the major components of plant and animal cells (including the cell wall, the cell membrane, the nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria, and vacuoles).
7-2.4. Explain how cellular processes (including respiration, photosynthesis in plants, mitosis, and waste elimination) are essential to the survival of the organism.
SC.7-4. Ecology: The Biotic and Abiotic Environment: The student will demonstrate an understanding of how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment. (Earth Science, Life Science)
7-4.2. Illustrate energy flow in food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
SC.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.