MS-LS1-3: Interacting Body Systems
Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells. (Systems and System Models)
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the conceptual understanding that cells form tissues and tissues form organs specialized for particular body functions. Examples could include the interaction of subsystems within a system and the normal functioning of those systems.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the mechanism of one body system independent of others. Assessment is limited to the circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, and nervous systems.
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Body systems (circulatory, excretory, digestive, respiratory, muscular, nervous)
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