Unit 3 Structure & Function of the Human Body

  • The Power Standard for this unit is the Next Generation Science Standard MS LS 1-3 which states that students must be able to use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.

    The rubric for this standard is as follows:

    If your child achieves a level 1, she/he is considered not proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can argue how and why the body is composed of one to two pairs of interacting systems of organs, tissues, and cells.

    If your child achieves a level 2, she/he is considered partially proficient for this Power Standard.  However, it means that the student can argue how & why the body is composed of three to four pairs of interacting systems of organs, tissues, and cells.

    If your child achieves a level 3, she/he is considered proficient for this Power Standard, such that the student can argue how the body is a system five to six pairs of interacting systems of organs, tissues, and cells.

    If your child achieves a level 4, she/he is considered advanced for this Power Standard, such that the student can argue how the body is a system seven to nine pairs of interacting systems of organs, tissues, and cells.