6-8-LS1-1: Provide evidence that organisms (unicellular and multicellular) are made of cells and that a single cell must carry out all of the basic functions of life.
6-8-LS1-2: Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of the cells contribute to that function.
6-8-LS1-3: Develop an argument supported by evidence for how multicellular organisms are organized by varying levels of complexity; cells, tissue, organs, organ systems.
6-8-LS1-5: Construct an explanation for how characteristic animal behaviors as well as specialized plant structures affect the probability of successful reproduction of animals and plants respectively.
6-8-LS1-6: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for how environmental and genetic factors influence the growth of organisms.
6-8-LS1-7: Construct a scientific explanation based on evidence for the role of photosynthesis and cellular respiration in the cycling of matter and flow of energy into and out of organisms.
6-8-LS2-1: Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on individual organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
6-8-LS2-2: Construct an explanation that predicts the patterns of interactions among and between the biotic and abiotic factors in a given ecosystem.
6-8-LS2-3: Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
M-LS2-4: Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that explains how changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
M-LS2-5: Evaluate benefits and limitations of differing design solutions for maintaining an ecosystem.
6-8-LS4-1: Analyze and interpret evidence from the fossil record to infer patterns of environmental change resulting in extinction and changes to life forms throughout the history of the Earth.
6-8-LS4-2: Construct an explanation based on evidence that describes how genetic variations of traits in a population increase some individuals' probability of surviving and reproducing in a specific environment.
6-8-LS4-3: Gather and synthesize information about the technologies that have changed the way humans influence the inheritance of desired traits in organisms.
6-8-LS4-4: Interpret graphical representations to support explanations of how natural selection may lead to increases and decreases of specific traits in populations over time.
Correlation last revised: 9/16/2020