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middle schoolStructure and Function of Living Things
All Systems Are Go! is a “learning tool” brought to us by Science NetLinks. Students are presented with a body system and a variety of organs. Students drag and drop all the organs that belong in that particular body system to Arnold’s body. Once all four systems are complete, a clothed Arnold will appear. Flash is required.
Structure & Function (LS1.A)
- All living things are made up of cells. Cells are the smallest unit that can said to be alive. An organism may consist of one single cell or many different numbers & types of cells. (MS-LS1-1)
Inside cells, special structures perform particular functions, & the cell membrane forms the boundary that controls what enters and leaves the cell.(MS-LS1-2)
In multicellular organisms, the body is a system of interacting subsystems. These are groups of cells that work together to form tissues and organs, and a work together for a particular body function. (MS-LS1-3)
Information Processing (LS1.D)
- Each sense receptor responds to different inputs (chemical, mechanical, electromagnetic), transmitting them as signals, through nerve cells to the brain; resulting in behaviors or memories. (MS-LS1-8)
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