Students should be able to:
1. Compare and contrast living organisms that are single celled with multicellular organisms.
2. Illustrate and describe in writing the structure and the function of the cell membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria and nucleus in an animal cell.
3. Explain how the structure and function of multicellular organisms (animals) is dependent on the interaction of cells, tissues, organs and organ systems.
4. Investigate and explain in writing the basic structure and function of the human skeletal system.
5. Differentiate between the structures and range of motion associated with ball, socket and hinge joints and relate human joints to simple machines.
6. Demonstrate how the muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones interact to support the human body and allow movement.
7. Label the major parts of the human respiratory system and explain in writing the function of each part (nasal cavity, trachea, bronchi, lungs and diaphragm).
8. Label the major parts of the human circulatory system and explain in writing the function of each part (heart, veins, arteries and capillaries).
9. Design and conduct controlled variable experiments to analyze the interaction between the circulatory and respiratory systems as the demand for oxygen changes.
10. Label the major parts of the human digestive system and explain in writing the function of each part in the chemical and physical breakdown of food (mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and rectum).