Unit 3: Dynamic Equilibrium / The Human Animal


Unit Overview:menschliche zellen

Through this unit, students will understand the cell, the function of organs, and how these work together as a system. Students must be able to explain and conclude that, despite changes, theconnection of organ systems, and the maintenance of a proper metabolism, will provide a dynamic equilibrium for life.

Essential Questions:

How do cells function to sustain human life?

How do human body systems function to maintain homeostasis?

How can environmental conditions affect human survival?

Key Ideas:

LE. Key Idea 1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things. LE. Key Idea 5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.



RST.6–8.1: Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts. RST.6–8.3: Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments,

taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.

RST.6–8.4: 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.

WHST.6–8.4: Produce a clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose and audience.

WHST.6–8.5: With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed.