Science - 2019-20

BIO.4 c - Archaea, Bacteria, & Eukarya

The student will investigate and understand life functions of Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya. Key concepts include
c) how the structures and functions vary among and within the Eukarya kingdoms of protists, fungi, plants, and animals, including humans.

Bloom's Levels:  Analyze; Understand

Adopted: 2010


  • The structure and function of organisms are complementary.
  • Although living things vary greatly, they have many basic similarities.

  • I can compare and contrast how various organisms, including humans, stay alive.


  • The organisms that live on Earth today share many structural and metabolic features, including cellular organization, common molecular mechanisms for energy transformation, utilization and maintenance of homeostasis, common genetic code, and mechanisms for the transmission of traits from one generation to the next.
  • The diversity that is evident in the natural world can be studied in the local environment in the context of variations on a common theme. 


In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

c) categorize and compare the Eukarya kingdoms based on cell structure, locomotion, reproduction, response to the environment and metabolism.


radial symmetry, bilateral symmetry, cephalization, coelom, intracellular digestion, extra cellular digestion, open circulatory system, closed circulatory system, hydrostatic skeleton, exoskeleton, endoskeleton, external fertilization, internal fertilization

Updated: Dec 01, 2017