MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.4. Investigate and explain the interdependent nature of populations and communities in the environment and describe how species in these populations adapt by evolving
S3.4.gr6-8.C. Identify the different types of symbiosis and their positive and negative effects
S3.4.gr6-8.E. Explain and provide examples of adaptations
S3.4.gr6-8.F. Define natural selection
S3.4.gr6-8.G. Explain the relationship between adaptations and natural selection
S3.4.gr6-8.H. Identify natural selection as a mechanism for evolution
MT.S6. Students understand historical developments in science and technology.
S6.2. Identify major milestones in science that have impacted science, technology, and society
S6.2.gr6-8.B. Identity and describe the importance of various life scientists and their discoveries such as Hooke & Van Leeuwenhoek (development of microscope), Pasteur (pasteurization and vaccines), Mendel (heredity), Darwin (evolution), Curie (radiation), Linnaeus (binomial nomenclature), Virchow, Schwann & Schleiden (cell theory), Crick & Watson (DNA)