HS-LS1-2: Interacting Body Systems

Develop and use a model to illustrate the hierarchical organization of interacting systems that provide specific functions within multicellular organisms. (Systems and System Models)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on functions at the organism system level such as nutrient uptake, water delivery, and organism movement in response to neural stimuli. An example of an interacting system could be an artery depending on the proper function of elastic tissue and smooth muscle to regulate and deliver the proper amount of blood within the circulatory system.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include interactions and functions at the molecular or chemical reaction level.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function

Crosscutting Concepts
Systems and System Models



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


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Vocabulary

Multicellular organism
Structure
Body systems
Organ
Tissue
Cell
System interaction
Function (e.g. nutrient uptake, water delivery, response to stimuli)


Learning Plans


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