LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Core Idea

LS1:  From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

LS1.A: Structure and Function
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
LS1.D: Information Processing


In LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes, performance expectations are designed for students to create an understanding of how cells contribute to the function of living organisms and how organisms grow and reproduce. Students should understand the structure and function of different types of cells and cell theory and make connections between environmental and genetic factors and organism growth, behavior, and reproduction.


4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

4-LS1-2 Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.

Exploring Our Fluid Earth, a product of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG), College of Education. University of Hawai?i, 2011. This document may be freely reproduced and distributed for non-profit educational purposes.