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Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
1
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
Middle School (6-8)
Construct an explanation based on evidence for how the structure of DNA determines the structure of proteins which carry out the essential functions of life through systems of specialized cells.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that feedback mechanisms maintain homeostasis.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)
Ask questions to clarify relationships about the role of DNA and chromosomes in coding the instructions for characteristic traits passed from parents to offspring.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
High School (9-12)