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1 SC-1.5b animal characteristics:body coverings, body shape, appendages, and methods of movement)
1 SC-1.5c animal characteristics. Key concepts include other characteristics (wild/tame, water homes/land homes).
2 GEO-2.4c comparing the climate, land, and plant life of these regions;
2 SC-2.1c conduct investigations in which two or more attributes are used to classify items;
2 SC-2.5a living things are part of a system. Key concepts include living organisms are interdependent with their living and nonliving surroundings; and
2 SC-2.5b living things are part of a system. Key concepts include habitats change over time due to many influences.
2 SC-2.8c Plants importance Key concepts include plants provide homes and food for many animals and prevent soil from washing away.
3 SC-3.10a Key concepts include the interdependency of plants and animals;
3 SC-3.4a animal adaptations: methods of gathering and storing food, finding shelter, defending themselves, and rearing young;
3 SC-3.4b animal adaptations: hibernation, migration, camouflage, mimicry, instinct, and learned behavior.
3 SC-3.5b food chains. Key concepts include herbivore, carnivore, omnivore
3 SC-3.5c food chains. Key concepts include predator and prey.
3 SC-3.6a environments Key concepts include water-related environments (pond, marshland, swamp, stream, river, and ocean environments);
3 SC-3.6c environments Key concepts include population and community.
4 SC-4.5a plants and animals in an ecosystem Key concepts include behavioral and structural adaptations;
4 SC-4.5b plants and animals in an ecosystem Key concepts include organization of communities;
4 SC-4.8b Virginia natural resources. Key concepts include animals and plants;
5 SC-5.6c ocean environment. Key concepts include biological characteristics (ecosystems).
K SC-K.6c Key concepts include offspring of plants and animals are similar but not identical to their parents and to one another.

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