Life Science, Earth Science
marine biodiversity, cephalopod, octopod, live ship feed, taxonomy
Middle School Level
High School Level
Gifted Reading Level
Invertebrate Zoology Subject Guide Smithsonian Libraries
The Cephalopods resources support students in meeting the following middle school NGSS Performance Expectations:
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-ESS3-4 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how increases in human population and per-capita consumption of natural resources impact Earth's systems.