8.L.1 Understand the hazards caused by agents of diseases that effect living organisms.
8.L.1.1 Summarize the basic characteristics of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites relating to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.
8.L.1.2 Explain the difference between epidemic and pandemic as it relates to the spread, treatment and prevention of disease.
8.L.2 Understand how biotechnology is used to affect living organisms.
8.L.2.1Summarize aspects of biotechnology including:
•Specific genetic information available
•Economic benefits to North Carolina
•Implications for agriculture
8.L.3 Understand how organisms interact with and respond to the biotic and abiotic components of their environment.
8.L.3.1 Explain how factors such as food, water, shelter and space affect populations in an ecosystem.
8.L.3.2 Summarize the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers including the positive and negative consequences of such interactions including:
•Coexistence and cooperation
8.L.3.3 Explain how the flow of energy within food webs is interconnected with the cycling of matter (including water, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and oxygen).
CCR Anchor Standard W.2 – Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization, and analysis of content.
W.8.2 Write to share information supported by details.
a. Introduce a topic clearly and write to convey ideas and information about it including visual, tactual, or multimedia information as appropriate.
b. Write one or more facts or details related to the topic.
c. Write complete thoughts as appropriate.
d. Use domain specific vocabulary related to the topic.
e. Provide a closing.
CCR Anchor Standard W.6 (from Proposed Standards –was W.8 in 2010 Standards) –Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.
W.8.6 Select quotes providing relevant information about a topic from multiple print or digital sources.