This task is targeted to students in grades 6–8 studying body systems or algal blooms. Students develop a model showing the interactions that allow humans to detect issues in water quality based on the taste of the water.
Assessment 3D Learning Target
Develop a model of the cells and other structures that interact within the body’s subsystems to produce a taste response.
PE: MS-LS1-3: Use argument supported by evidence for how the body is a system of interacting subsystems composed of groups of cells.
By Dimension: Specific dimension pieces that this assessment will center on.
Developing and Using Models
- Develop a model to describe unobservable mechanisms.
LS1.A: The Structure and Function of Organisms
- In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of multiple interacting subsystems. These subsystems are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs that are specialized for particular body functions.
Systems and System Models
- Systems may interact with other systems; they may have sub-systems and be a part of larger complex systems.