National Middle School Science Standards
Life Science, Earth Science
marine biodiversity, cephalopod, octopod, live ship feed, taxonomy
- Biodiversity of cephalopods
- Deep ocean discovery
- Getting data from live ship feeds
- Classification of living things
- Technology used by marine zoologists
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
The Cephalopods resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:
MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics
MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of organisms in an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.
MS-LS2-3 Develop a model to describe the cycling of matter and flow of energy among living and nonliving parts of an ecosystem.
MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an ecosystem affect populations.
MS-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity