the student will be able to identify the basic characteristics of organisms, including prokaryotic or eukaryotic, unicellular or multicellular, autotrophic or heterotrophic, and mode of reproduction, that further classify them in the currently recognized Kingdoms;
diagram the flow of energy through living systems, including food chains, food webs, and energy pyramids.
identify that organic compounds contain carbon and other elements such as hydrogen, oxygen, phosphorus, nitrogen, or sulfur;
: recognize how large molecules are broken down into smaller molecules such as carbohydrates can be broken down into sugars.
recognize levels of organization in plants and animals, including cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and organisms;