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1 SC-1.1c objects or events are classified and arranged according to attributes or properties;
1 SC-1.4a plants characteristics. Key concepts include needs (food, air, water, light, and a place to grow);
1 SC-1.5a animal characteristics. Key concepts: life needs (air, food, water, and a suitable place to live);
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-3.5a food chains. Key concepts include producer, consumer, decomposer;
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-3.6b environments Key concepts include dry-land environments (desert, grassland, rain forest, and forest environments)
3 SC-3.6c environments Key concepts include population and community.
3 SC-3.9c Key concepts include water is essential for living things
4 SC-4.5b plants and animals in an ecosystem Key concepts include organization of communities;
4 SC-4.5d Key concepts include habitats and niches;
4 SC-4.8b Virginia natural resources. Key concepts include animals and plants;
K GEO-K.4b locate land and water features.
K SC-K.6a basic needs plants and animals. Key concepts include living things change as they grow, and they need food, water, and air to survive;

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