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Subject Area - 3:
Science and Technology and Engineering Education
  • Standard Area - 3.1: Biological Sciences
  • Organizing Category - 3.1.A: Organisms and Cells
  • Course - 3.1.B.A: BIOLOGY
Standard - 3.1.B.A1

Describe the common characteristics of life.

Compare and contrast the cellular structures and degrees of complexity of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.

Explain that some structures in eukaryotic cells developed from early prokaryotic cells (e.g., mitochondria, chloroplasts)

  • Assessment Anchor - BIO.A.1

    Basic Biological Principles

    • Anchor Descriptor - BIO.A.1.1

      Explain the characteristics common to all organisms.

    • Anchor Descriptor - BIO.A.1.2

      Describe relationships between structure and function at biological levels of organization.

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