UT.1. Intended Learning Outcome: Use Science Process and Thinking Skills.
1.a. Observe objects and events for patterns and record both qualitative and quantitative information.
1.e. When given a problem, plan and conduct experiments in which they: Form research questions; Discuss possible outcomes of investigations; Identify variables; Plan procedures to control independent variable(s); Collect data on the dependent variable(s); Select appropriate format (e.g., graph, chart, diagram) to summarize data obtained; Analyze data and construct reasonable conclusions; Prepare written and oral reports of their investigation.
UT.3. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of Science Concepts and Principles.
3.d. Solve problems appropriate to grade level by applying scientific principles and procedures.
UT.4. Intended Learning Outcome: Communicate Effectively Using Science Language and Reasoning.
4.b. Use precise scientific language in oral and written communication.
4.c. Use correct English in oral and written reports.
UT.6. Intended Learning Outcome: Demonstrate Understanding of the Nature of Science.
6.b. Understand that science investigations use a variety of methods and do not always use the same set of procedures; understand that there is not just one 'scientific method.'
UT.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.
UT.III. Students will understand that the organs in an organism are made of cells that have structures and perform specific life functions.
III.1. Observe and describe cellular structures and functions.
III.1.b. Observe and distinguish the cell wall, cell membrane, nucleus, chloroplast, and cytoplasm of cells.
III.1.e. Gather information to report on how the basic functions of organisms are carried out within cells (e.g., extract energy from food, remove waste, produce their own food).