LS4- Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.

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Grade Span Expectations (K-4)


Grade Span Expectations (5-8)

Grade Span Expectations (HS)


LS4 (K-2) - 8
Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by …

8a identifying the five senses and using senses to identify objects in the environment,

8b observing, identifying, and recording external features of humans and other animals.

8c identifying the senses needed to meet survival needs for a given situation.

LS4 (3-4) - 8
Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by …

8a
showing connections between external and internal body structures (i.e., organs and systems) and how they help humans survive.

8b
comparing and analyzing external features and characteristics of humans and other animals.

LS4 (5-6) - 10
Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by …

10a
identifying the biotic factors (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) that have an effect on human body systems.

10b
identifying the abiotic factors (e.g., drugs, altitude, weather, pollution) that have an effect on human body systems.


Students demonstrate an understanding patterns of human health/disease by …

10c
identifying the biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors that cause disease and affect human health.
LS4 (7-8) - 10
Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by …

10a
predicting and explaining the effects of biotic factors (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) on human body systems.

10b
predicting and explaining the effect of abiotic factors (e.g., drugs, environmental conditions) on human body systems.

Students demonstrate an understanding of patterns of human health/disease by …

10c
researching and reporting on how biotic (e.g., microbes, parasites, food availability, aging process) and abiotic (e.g., radiation, toxic materials, carcinogens) factors cause disease and affect human health.
LS4 (9-11) - 9
Students demonstrate an understanding of how humans are affected by environmental factors and/or heredity by …

9a
researching scientific information to explain how such things as radiation, chemicals, and other factors can cause gene mutations or disease.

9b providing
an explanation of how the human species impacts the environment and other organisms (e.g. reducing the amount of the earth’s surface available to those other species, interfering with their food sources, changing the temperature and chemical composition of their habitats, introducing foreign species into their ecosystems, and altering organisms directly through selective breeding and genetic engineering).
Example Extension(s)
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Students demonstrate an understanding of how humans are affected by environmental factors and/or heredity by …

9bb using a computer simulation to study the effects of human activities on a particular environment (actual or model).