Diversity of Life Standards Crosswalk Document


Diversity of Life Content Cross-walking Document
2.1.1. Tools such as microscopes, scales, beakers, graduated cylinders, Celsius thermometers, and metric rulers are used to measure physical properties. (E)







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Investigation 1: What is Life?
Create working definitions for "living" and "nonliving."

Observe several situations in which the distinction between "living" and "nonliving" is vague and evaluate each using the working definitions they have created.
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Standard 6: Life Processes-
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being.
Living organisms share common characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, dead, and dormant things. They grow, consume nutrients, exchange gases, respond to stimuli, reproduce, need water, eliminate waste, and are composed of cell
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2 days with time to debate about the cards.
Investigation 2: Introduction to the Microscope
Operate a microscope correctly in order to magnify very small objects.

Determine the total magnification of a microscope.

Recognize that images viewed through a microscope are inverted and that the image is three-dimensional.

Prepare wet mount slides of living micro-organisms and use the microscope to observe and sketch microscopic life.

Standard 6:
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving humanhealth and well being

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Tools such as microscopes, scales, beakers, graduated cylinders, Celsius thermometers, and metric rulers are used to measure physical properties.
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2 days
Investigation 3: Microscopic Life
Continue to practice microscopy and preparing slides of micro-organisms.

Observe single celled organisms as an introduction to the cell and to begin to formulate a working definition of "living."

Characterize and describe the living things present in a "mini-pond," a self-contained system consisting of soil, dead plant matter, and water from a natural source

Standard 6 Life ProcessesThe natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving humanhealth and well being


Investigation 4: The Cell
Prepare and stain wet mount slides of human cheek cells and sketch cells, illustrating nuclei.

Classify organisms into the five kingdoms of life.

Using the concept of the cell as the basis of life, describe the levels of organization of multi-cellular organisms, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organism. Students will relate this organization system to the connection between structure and function.

Explain the reliance on water that all organisms share.

Standard 6: Life Processes
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being. Tools such as microscopes, scales, beakers, graduated cylinders, Celsius thermometers, and metric rulers are used to measure physical properties Observe and sketch cells using microscopes and other appropriate tools. Compare and contrast plant, animal, protist, and bacterial cells by noting the presence or absence of major organelles (i.e., cell membrane, cell wall, nucleus, chloroplasts, mitochondria and vacuoles) using the sketches and other resourcesDescribe the hierarchical organization of multi-cellular organisms. Recognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems, which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organismDescribe the hierarchical organization of multi-cellular organisms. Recognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems, which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organism
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Each Lesson 2 days
Investigation 5: Seeds of Life
Explain dormancy as a specific type of living state.

Describe how the structure of a seed enables a new plant to grow.

Observe how the structures of an embryonic plant (cotyledons, roots, stems, and eventually leaves) contribute to the growth and development of the plant.

Explain how water and light are necessary for seed germination and seedling growth.

Life Process and Diversity and Continuity of Living Things:
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being. Living organisms share common characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, dead, and dormant thingsRecognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems, which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organism
They grow, consume nutrients, exchange gases, respond to stimuli, reproduce, need water, eliminate waste, and are composed of cell
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1 day
Investigation 6: Transpiration
Design an experiment to determine what happens to water in a celery stalk.

Prepare and study a leaf peel to discover stomates.

Describe how water enters a platn's roots and flows through the plant during transpiration.

Explain how stomates open and close to regulate the rate of transpiration.

Life Process and Diversity and Continuity of Living Things:
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being. Living organisms share common characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, dead, and dormant thingsRecognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organism
They grow, consume nutrients, exchange gases, respond to stimuli, reproduce, need water, eliminate waste, and are composed of cell

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2 days
Investigation 7: Plant Reproduction
Identify the parts of a flower and how these parts contribute to the process of plant reproduction.

Relate the structure of a flower to strategies for fertilization.

Predict mechanisms of seed dispersal and give a logical reason for each prediction.

Life Process and Diversity and Continuity of Living Things:
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being. Living organisms share common characteristics that distinguish them from non-living, dead, and dormant thingsRecognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organism
They grow, consume nutrients, exchange gases, respond to stimuli, reproduce, need water, eliminate waste, and are composed of cell

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1 day
Investigation 10: Kingdoms of Life
Distinguish the kingdom Monera and Fungifrom other living kingdoms.

Describe some of the micro-organisms in the environment and their importance to our daily lives.

Recognize the reproductive potential of micro-organisms.

Life Process and Diversity and Continuity of Living Things:
The natural world is defined by organisms and life processes which conform to principles regarding conservation and transformation of matter and energy. Living organisms use matter and energy to build their structures and conduct their life processes, have mechanisms and behaviors to regulate their internal environments and to respond to changes in their surroundings. Knowledge about life processes can be applied to improving human health and well being.
Classify organisms based on shared characteristics into currently recognized kingdoms and justify their placement. Give examples of organisms from each kingdom.


7.6.a Describe the hierarchical organization of multi-cellular organisms. Recognize that multi-celled organisms are organized as specialized cells within tissues that make up organs within organ systems, which work together to carry out life processes for the entire organism. (6.1.2) (6.1.3)


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