Life Science

Processes of Life
 What you need to know: Benchmark Checklist

The student understands that living things are composed of major systems that function in reproduction, growth, maintenance, and regulation.  

SC.F.1.3.1 AA 



 The student knows that the structural basis of most organisms is the cell and most organisms are single cells, while some, including humans, are multicellular.  SC.F.1.3.2 
 The student knows that in multicellular organisms cells grow and divide to make more cells in order to form and repair various organs and tissues.  SC.F.1.3.3 
 The student knows that the levels of structural organization for function in living things include cells, tissues, organs, systems, and organisms.  SC.F.1.3.4 
  The student explains how the life functions of organisms are related to what occurs within the cell.  SC.F.1.3.5 
 The student knows that the cells with similar functions have similar structures, whereas those with different structures have different functions.  SC.F.1.3.6 
 The student knows that behavior is a response to the environment and influences growth, development, maintenance, and reproduction.  SC.F.1.3.7 
 The student knows the patterns and advantages of sexual and asexual reproduction in plants and animals.  SC.F.2.3.1 
 The student knows that the variation in each species is due to the exchange and interaction of genetic information as it is passed from parent to offspring.  SC.F.2.3.2 AA  
 The student knows that generally organisms in a population live long enough to reproduce because they have survival characteristics.  SC.F.2.3.3 
 The student knows that the fossil record provides evidence that changes in the kinds of plants and animals in the environment have been occurring over time.  SC.F.2.3.4 
Bold = Questions on these topics are asked EVERY year!