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|NSES Content Standard CLife Science: Structure and function in living systemsGrades 5-8, page 156Specialized cells perform specialized functions in multicellular organisms.Groups of specialized cells cooperate to form a tissue, such as a muscle.Different tissues are in turn grouped together to form larger functionalunits, called organs. Each type of cell, tissue, and organ has a distinctstructure and set of functions that serve the organism as a whole.|
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The way inwhich cells function is similar in all living organisms.Benchmark 5C The Living Environment:CellsGrades 9-12, page 113Within the cell are specialized parts for the transport of materials,energy capture and release, protein building, waste disposal, informationfeedback, and even movement. In addition to these basic cellular functionscommon to all cells, most cells in multicellular organisms perform somespecial functions that others do not.Benchmark 6C The Human Organism: BasicFunctionsGrades 6-8, page 137Organs and organ systems are composed of cells and help to provideall cells with basic needs.