Rhode Island Standards
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).