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 SS-1.3.0.D.1.b Describe why and how people protect the environment
2 SC-2.2.0.A.1.d Changes caused by humans and other animals
2 SC-2.3.0.F.1.b Explain that organisms live in habitats that provide their basic needs: Food, Water, Air, Shelter
2 SC-2.3.0.F.1.c Explain that animals and plants sometimes cause changes in their environments.
2 SS-2.3.0.D.1.b Describe how and why people protect or fail to protect the environment
3 SS-3.3.0.D.1.b Describe why and how people make decisions about protecting the environment
3,4,5 SC-3-5.1.0.C.1.e Recognize that doing science involves many different kinds of work and engages men and women of all ages and backgrounds.
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. 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.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.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.
K SS-K-3.0.D.1.b ways people change environment to meet their needs: planting crops, cutting forests
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.C.1.i Recognize that everybody can do science and invent things and ideas.

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