Listed below are the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) for Life Science and bullet points for their specific grade band progression.
LS1.D: Information Processing
- Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive. Plants also respond to some external inputs.
- Different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may be then processed by the animal’s brain. Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions.
- Each sense receptor responds to different inputs (electromagnetic, mechanical, chemical), transmitting them as signals that travel along nerve cells to the brain. The signals are then processed in the brain, resulting in immediate behaviors or memories.
This is a table of the Disciplinary Core Ideas
of Life Science. If
coming from a Standard the specific bullet point used is highlighted
and additional performance Expectations that make use of the
Disciplinary Core Idea can be found below the table.
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Other Standards That Use This Disciplinary Core Idea: