Essential Learnings

Essential Learnings

A. Describes and demonstrates that living things are diverse, but all living things share common physical, genetic, and molecular characteristics, all of which are evidence of common ancestry
  1. Identifies the composition of biological molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acid) and their roles in living organisms
  2. Describes the structure and function of macromolecules and how their breakdown products are used by organisms
  3. Identifies the unique properties of water that support life to occur (cohesion, adhesion, universal solvent, specific heat, density anomaly, surface tension, heat of vaporization)
B. All organisms share similar characteristics and basic needs that are unique to living things, but they also have differences that allow people to
identify, describe and classify them.

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