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1,2 S1-2:30 the parts that make up living things (i.e., roots, stems, leaves, flowers, legs, antennae, tail, shell).
1,2 S1-2:30a. Living things (plants and animals) are made of parts that enable survival.
1,2 S1-2:35a. All animals depend on plants. Some animals eat plants for food; other animals eat animals that eat plants.
1,2 S1-2:40 comparing their physical features with those of other organisms.
2,3 S3-4:30 Explaining how the physical structure/characteristic of an organism allows it to survive and defend itself (e.g., The coloring of a fiddler crab allows it to camouflage itself in the sand and grasses of its environment so that it will be protected from pr
2,3 S3-4:30a Organisms have physical characteristics that help them to survive in their environment. These structures enable an organism to: defend itself, obtain food, reproduce, eliminate waste.
2,3 S3-4:34a. Energy derived from food is needed for all organisms (plants and animals) to stay alive and grow.
2,3 S3-4:35.1b. Organisms can survive best only in habitats in which their needs are met.
2,3 S3-4:36 Explaining how one organism depends upon another organism to survive.
2,3 S3-4:36a. Organisms interact with one another in various ways besides providing food Many plants depend on animals for carrying their pollen to other plants for fertilizing their flowers).
2,3 S3-4:38 Describing and sorting plants and animals into groups based on structural similarities and differences (e.g., All pine, spruce and evergreen trees have similar leaf structures; Spiders have eight legs, and insects have six).
2,3 S3-4:38a. The great variety of living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various characteristics to decide which things belong to which group.
PK-K SPK-K:38 Sorting and identifying examples of plants and animals.
PK-K SPK-K:38a. Some living things (organisms) are identified as plants or animals.

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