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.
How do cells function to sustain human life?
How do human body systems function to maintain homeostasis?
How can environmental conditions affect human survival?
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.
COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS
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.