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Title             Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of living things,
                  organs and organ systems

Level             1                              Credits           2


Purpose                        People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe
                               characteristics of living things; describe the function of key
                               organs; and describe the role and structure of an organ system.


Classification                 Science > Biology


Available grade                Achieved


Explanatory notes

This unit standard can be used to award credit for the achievement of learning outcomes
consistent with the New Zealand Association of Science Educators (NZASE) Certificate in
Science Syllabus, and is based on objectives from levels 4 and 5 of - Ministry of
Education, Science in the New Zealand Curriculum (Wellington: Learning Media, 1993).

Outcomes and evidence requirements
Outcome 1

Describe characteristics of living things.

Evidence requirements

1.1         The description identifies life processes carried out by living things.

            Range          four of - growth, respiration, feeding, reproduction, sensitivity,
                           movement, excretion.

1.2         The description identifies units of living things.

            Range          three of - cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, organisms.

Outcome 2

Describe the function of key organs.

Range       any four of - brain, heart, lungs, stomach, intestines, kidneys, liver, skin.

Evidence requirements

2.1         The description identifies organs.

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NZQA Expiring unit standard                                                     18969 version 3
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2.2         The description links each organ to its function.

Outcome 3

Describe the role and structure of an organ system.

Range       one of - digestive, circulatory, excretory, gas exchange.

Evidence requirements

3.1         The description identifies a function of the organ system.

3.2         The description outlines links between parts of the organ system.


This unit standard is expiring. Assessment against the standard must take place by
the last date for assessment set out below.

Status information and last date for assessment for superseded versions
Process          Version Date                           Last Date for Assessment
Registration         1            26 February 2002               31 December 2012
Review               2            30 November 2010               31 December 2012
Rollover             3            20 October 2011                31 December 2012

Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR) reference               0226
This CMR can be accessed at http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/framework/search/index.do.

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Providers and Industry Training Organisations, which have been granted consent and
which are assessing against unit standards must engage with the moderation system that
applies to those standards.

Requirements for consent to assess and an outline of the moderation system that applies
to this standard are outlined in the Consent and Moderation Requirements (CMR). The
CMR also includes useful information about special requirements for organisations wishing
to develop education and training programmes, such as minimum qualifications for tutors
and assessors, and special resource requirements.




NZQA National Qualifications Services                    New Zealand Qualifications Authority 2011
SSB Code 130301

								
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