Middle School

Cells to Organisms

Cell Theory
Conduct an investigation to provide evidence that living things are made of cells; either one cell or many different numbers and types of cells.

Cell Parts and Function
Develop and use a model to describe the function of a cell as a whole and ways parts of cells contribute to the function.

Interacting Body Systems
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

Information Processing
Gather and synthesize information that sensory receptors respond to stimuli by sending messages to the brain for immediate behavior or storage as memories.


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