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					Science Standard Alignment Matrix                             UNIT: Diversity of Life                                                               DRAFT
                                                      AZ State Standards – Strand 4 Life Science

                          Enduring Understandings:                                                                      Essential Questions
Students will understand that …                                                            Essential Questions
    A. Living things have definite characteristics that distinguish them from non-         How are living things different from non-living things?
        living things.                                                                     How are the structures (parts) of living things related to the jobs they do?
    B. The structures present in living things are related to the functions
                                                                                           How are living things composed of cells?
        performed by those structures.
    C. The cell is the basic unit of life.                                                 What must all living things do or have in order to survive?
    D. Living things need appropriate environments to survive.                             How are living things similar to each other and how are they different?
    E. Living things are highly diverse: there are millions of species of plants,          How can we learn more about living things?
        animals, and microorganisms.
    F. Water is the basis of life on Earth.
    G. We learn more about living things through the use of careful and ethical
        observation, investigation, and technological tools.



          Concept 1: Structure and Function in Living Systems                                Concept 3: Populations of Organisms in an Ecosystem
 Understand the relationships between structures and functions of organisms                     Analyze the relationships among various organisms and their environment.
 PO 1 Explain the importance of water to organisms.                                          PO 1. Explain that sunlight is the major source of energy for most ecosystems.
 PO 2 Describe the basic structure of a cell, including:                                     (See Strand 5 Concept 3 and Strand 6 Concept 2)
 cell wall -cell membrane            -nucleus                                               PO 2. Describe how the following environmental conditions affect the quality of
 PO 3 Describe the function of each of the following cell parts:                                     life:
 cell wall -cell membrane -nucleus                                                          water quality
 PO 4. Differentiate between plant and animal cells.                                         climate
 PO 5. Explain the hierarchy of cells, tissues, organs, and systems.                         population density
 PO 6. Relate the following structures of living organisms to their functions:               smog
   Animals                                  Plants
  respiration – gills, lungs                transpiration – stomata, roots, xylem,
  digestion – stomach, intestines            phloem
  circulation – heart, veins, arteries,     absorption – roots, xylem, phloem
    capillaries                              response to stimulus (phototropism,
  locomotion – muscles, skeleton             hydrotropism, geotropism) – roots, xylem,
                                              phloem
 PO 7. Describe how the various systems of living organisms work together to
 perform a vital function: -respiratory and circulatory -muscular and skeletal
  -digestive and excretory



                                                                            Regional
RSRC                                                                                                                                                         07/07
Regional Science Resource Center
Science Standard Alignment Matrix                  UNIT: Diversity of Life                                    DRAFT
                                           AZ State Standards – Strand 4 Life Science
Investigations                      Days   EU’s                            Concept 1:                             Concept 3:
                                                            Structure and Function in Living Systems             Populations of
                                                                                                                Organisms in an
                                                                                                                  Ecosystem
                                                  PO 1    PO 2      PO 3    PO 4     PO 5     PO 6     PO 7    PO 1      PO 2
Investigation 1 – What Is Life?                   X
Investigation 2 –                                                                             X        X
Introduction To The Microscope
Investigation 3 –                                 X       X         X       X        X        X        X
 Microscopic Life
Investigation 4 – The Cell
Investigation 5 – Seeds Of Life                   X                         X        X        X        X       X
Investigation 6 – Transpiration                   X       X                 X                 X        X
Investigation 7 –                                                           X        X                 X
Plant Reproduction
Investigation 8 – Snails                          X                                  X        X        X                   X
Investigation 9 – Roaches                         X                                  X        X        X                   X
Investigation 10 –
Kingdoms Of Life




                                                         Regional
RSRC                                                                                                               07/07
Regional Science Resource Center

				
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