North Carolina Standards
NC.8.L. Life Science
8.L.5. Understand the composition of various substances as it relates to their ability to serve as a source of energy and building materials for growth and repair of organisms.
8.L.5.2. Explain the relationship among a healthy diet, exercise, and the general health of the body (emphasis on the relationship between respiration and digestion).
NC.CC.6-8.RST. Reading Standards for Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects
Craft and Structure
6-8.RST.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.