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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.E.1.a Examine organisms in a wide variety of environments to gather information on how animals satisfy their need for food.
1 SS-1.3.0.B.1.a Identify and describe physical characteristics of a place (physical features, climate, vegetation and animal life)
2 SC-2.3.0.F.1. Explain that organisms can grow and survive in many very different habitats.
2 SC-2.3.0.F.1.a Investigate a variety of familiar and unfamiliar habitats and describe how animals and plants found there maintain their lives and survive to reproduce.
2 SC-2.3.0.F.1.b Explain that organisms live in habitats that provide their basic needs: Food, Water, Air, Shelter
2 SS-2.3.0.B.1. Classify places and regions in an environment using geographic characteristics
2 SS-2.3.0.B.1.b Describe and classify regions using climate, vegetation, animal life, and natural/physical features
3 SS-3.3.0.B.1.a Compare places and regions using geographic features
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.1b Identify and describe the interactions of organisms present in a habitat: Competition for space, food, and water
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. Explain the idea that in any particular environment, some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some less well, and some cannot survive at all.
5 SC-5.3.0.E.1. Recognize that some source of energy is needed for all organisms to grow and survive.
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.d Compare ideas about how the features of animals and plants affect what these animals are able to do.
K SC-K.3.0.D.1. living things are found almost everywhere in the world and that there are somewhat different kinds of living things in different places.
K SC-K.3.0.D.1.b describe and compare living things found in other states such as Texas and Alaska to those found in Maryland.
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.a Make observations of the features and behaviors of many different kinds of animals within an environment to identify and begin building a list of some of the basic needs these organisms share, such as water, air, etc.
K SC-K.3.0.F.1.a Describe observations of the place and some of the living things found there.
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.
K SC-K.6.0.B.1.b Identify features of the natural environment that are not made by humans.
K SS-K-3.0.B.1.a Recognize physical features as landforms and bodies of water using photographs and pictures
K SS-K-3.0.B.1.b Identify land forms, such as mountains and hills, and bodies of water, such as oceans, rivers, and streams
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.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 SS-PK-3.0.B.1.e Discuss that places have natural/physical features such as mountains, rivers, and hills

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