Standards for MD

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1 SC-1.3.0.A.1. Compare and explain how external features of plants and animals help them survive in different environments.
1 SC-1.3.0.A.1.b Compare similar features in some animals and plants and explain how each of these enables the organism to satisfy basic needs.
1 SC-1.3.0.A.1.c an organisms external features contribute to its ability to survive in an environment.
1 SC-1.3.0.B.2. Provide evidence that all organisms are made of parts that help them carry out the basic functions of life.
1 SC-1.3.0.B.2.a humans and other animals have different body parts used to seek, find, and take in food.
1 SC-1.3.0.E.1. Describe some of the ways in which animals depend on plants and on each other.
1 SC-1.3.0.E.1.a Examine organisms in a wide variety of environments to gather information on how animals satisfy their need for food.
4 SC-4.3.0.A.1. Explain how animals and plants can be grouped according to observable features.
4 SC-4.3.0.A.1.a a variety of animals or plants in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.
4 SC-4.3.0.A.1.b Classify a variety of animals and plants according to their observable features and provide reasons for placing them into different groups.
4 SC-4.3.0.A.1.c Given a list of additional animals or plants, decide whether or not they could be placed within the established groups or does a new group have to be added.
4 SC-4.3.0.A.1.d Describe what classifying tells us about the relatedness among the animals or plants placed within any group.
4 SC-4.3.0.D.1.a Describe ways in which organisms in one habitat differ from those in another habitat and consider how these differences help them survive and reproduce.
4 SC-4.3.0.D.1.b Explain that the characteristics of an organism affect its ability to survive and reproduce.
4 SC-4.3.0.F.1.a Explain ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other and their environment.
4 SC-4.3.0.F.1c Identify and describe the interactions of organisms present in a habitat: Beneficial interactions: nesting, pollination, seed dispersal, oysters filtering as in the Chesapeake Bay, etc.
5 SC-5.3.0.A.1.a features and behaviors of some of the plants and animals living in a familiar environment and explain ways that these organisms are well suited to their environment.
5 SC-5.3.0.E.1.d some insects and various other organisms depend on dead plant and animal material for food.
K SC-K.3.0.A.1.a features (observable parts) of animals and plants that make some of them alike in the way they look and the things they do.
K SC-K.3.0.A.1.d Compare ideas about how the features of animals and plants affect what these animals are able to do.
K SC-K.3.0.A.2.c similarities in what both humans and other animals are able to do because they possess certain external features.
K SC-K.3.0.D.1.c Explain that the external features of plants and animals affect how well they thrive in different kinds of places.
K SC-K.3.0.E.1. Develop an awareness of the relationship of features of living things and their ability to satisfy basic needs that support their growth and survival.
K SC-K.3.0.E.1.b Describe ways that people and other animals manage to bring the things they need from their environment into their bodies.
K SC-K.3.0.F.1.c Describe ways that animals and plants found in each place interact with each other and with their environment.
PK SC-PK.3.0.A.1. familiar plants and animals to describe how they are alike and how they are different.
PK SC-PK.3.0.A.1.a how some animals are alike in the way they look and in the things they do.
PK SC-PK.3.0.A.1.d Identify some of the things that all animals do, such as eat, move around and explain how their features (observable parts) help them do these things.
PK-2 SC-PK-2.1.0.D.3.b Realize that one way to describe something is to say how it is like something else.

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