Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS 4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
LS4 (5-8) INQ-10. Use data and observations to support the concept that environmental or biological factors affect human body systems (biotic & abiotic).
LS4 (7-8)-10. Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by...
10a. Predicting and explaining the effects of biotic factors (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) on human body systems.
10c. Researching and reporting on how biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors cause disease and affect human health.
RI.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, & species).
LS1 (5-8) FAF-4. Explain relationships between or among the structure and function of the cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems in an organism.
LS1 (7-8)-4. Students demonstrate understanding of differentiation by...
4a. Explaining that specialized cells perform specialized functions. (e.g., muscle cells contract, nerve cells transmit impulses, skin cells provide protection).