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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).
1 SC-1.7b Seasonal changes: Key concepts include how temperature, light, and precipitation bring about changes in animals (behaviors, hibernation, migration, body covering, and habitat); and
2 GEO-2.5a locating the equator, the seven continents, and the four oceans on maps and globes;
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-2.6a weather. Key concepts include temperature, wind, precipitation, drought, flood, and storms; and
2 SC-2.7a Seasonal changes: Key concepts include effects on growth and behavior of living things (migration, hibernation, camouflage, adaptation, dormancy); and
3 GEO-3.6 The student will interpret geographic information from maps, tables, graphs, and charts.
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-3.6a environments Key concepts include water-related environments (pond, marshland, swamp, stream, river, and ocean environments);
4 SC-4.5a plants and animals in an ecosystem Key concepts include behavioral and structural adaptations;
4 SC-4.6b Key concepts include weather phenomena (fronts, clouds, and storms).
5 SC-5.7e Earth surface constantly changes. Key concepts include weathering and erosion; and
K GEO-K.4 simple maps and globes to develop an awareness that a map is a drawing of a place to show where things are located and that a globe is a round model of the Earth;
K SC-K.8a simple patterns in daily life. Key concepts include weather observations;
K SC-K.9a change over time Key concepts include natural and human-made things may change over time
K SC-K.9b change over time Key concepts include changes can be noted and measured.

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