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Academic Content Standards: 3-5
Relate animal structures to their specific survival functions (e.g.obtaining
food, escaping or hiding from enemies).
Classify animals according to their characteristics (e.g., body coverings
and body structure).
Describe how changes in an organisms habitat are sometimes beneficial
and sometimes harmful.
Discuss observations and measurements made by other people.
Identify and select appropriate units for measuring:
a. length miles, kilometers and other units of measure as appropriate;
b. volume (capacity) gallons;
c. weight ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms
Identify possible cause and effect relationships.
Describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g.,
many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).
Make simple unit conversions within a measurement system; e.g.,inches
to feet, kilograms to grams, quarts to gallons.
Distinguish between fact and opinion.
Trace the organization of simple food chains and food webs (e.g., producers,
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and decomposers).
Support how an organisms patterns of behavior are related to the
nature of that organisms ecosystem, including the kinds and numbers of
other organisms present, the availability of food and
resources, and the changing physical characteristics of the ecosystem.
Analyze how all organisms, including humans, cause changes in their ecosystems
and how these changes can be beneficial, neutral or detrimental (e.g., beaver
ponds, earthworm burrows,
grasshoppers eating plants, people planting and cutting trees and people introducing
a new species).
Investigate positive and negative impacts of human activity and technology
on the environment.
Obtain information from a variety of print and electronic sources and
analyze its reliability including:
a. Accuracy of facts;
b. Credentials of the source.
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