Food and Chemical Reactions
Next Generation Standards
MS-LS1-7 - Develop a model to describe how food is rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support growth and/or release energy as this matter moves through an organism.
Clarification Statement - Emphasis is on describing that molecules are broken apart and put back together and that in this process, energy is released.
Assessment Boundary - Assessment does not include details of the chemical reactions for photosynthesis or respiration.
8.MS-LS1-7 - Use informational text to describe that food molecules, including carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, are broken down and rearranged through chemical reactions forming new molecules that support cell growth and/or release of energy.
Assessment Boundary - Specific details of the chemical reaction for cellular respiration, biochemical steps of breaking down food, or the resulting molecules (e.g., carbohydrates are broken down into monosaccharides) are not expected in state assessment.
Unit & Lesson Plans
Simulations & Investigations