Research the life cycle of an organism. Diagram the life cycle of the organism and describe how the organism changes over time. Compare the life cycle of this organism to the life cycle of various other organisms. Recognize that all organisms go through a life cycle.
The natural world consists of a diversity of organisms that transmit their characteristics to future generations. Living things reproduce, develop, and transmit traits, and theories of evolution explain the unity and diversity of species found on Earth. Knowledge of genetics, reproduction, and development is applied to improve agriculture and human health.
Organisms reproduce, develop, have predictable life cycles, and pass on heritable traits to their offspring.