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.
|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!