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Science and Technology and Engineering Education
- Standard Area - 3.1: Biological Sciences
- Organizing Category - 3.1.A: Organisms and Cells
- Grade Level - 3.1.6.A: GRADE 6
- Understand how theories are developed.
- Identify questions that can be answered through scientific investigations and evaluate the appropriateness of questions.
- Design and conduct a scientific investigation and understand that current scientific knowledge guides scientific investigations.
- Describe relationships using inference and prediction.
- Use appropriate tools and technologies to gather, analyze, and interpret data and understand that it enhances accuracy and allows scientists to analyze and quantify results of investigations.
- Develop descriptions, explanations, and models using evidence and understand that these emphasize evidence, have logically consistent arguments, and are based on scientific principles, models, and theories.
- Analyze alternative explanations and understanding that science advances through legitimate skepticism.
- Use mathematics in all aspects of scientific inquiry.
- Understand that scientific investigations may result in new ideas for study, new methods, or procedures for an investigation or new technologies to improve data collection.
Assessment Anchor - S6.B.1 Structure and Function of Organisms
Anchor Descriptor - S6.B.1.1 Explain how the cell is the basic unit of structure and function for all living things.
Eligible Content - S6.B.1.1.1 Describe how cells carry out the many functions needed to sustain life.
Eligible Content - S6.B.1.1.2 Identify examples of unicellular and multi-cellular organisms (i.e., plants, fungi, bacteria, protista, and animals).
Eligible Content - S6.B.1.1.3 Explain how many organisms are unicellular and must carry out all life functions in one cell.