MS-LS1-7: Food and Chemical Reactions
Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on describing that molecules are broken apart and put back together and that in this process, energy is released.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include details of the chemical reactions for photosynthesis or respiration.
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Organisms (plants and animals)
Food (i.e. carbon-containing molecules)
Chemical reactions (i.e. cellular respiration)
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