Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Plants and animals need enough space and resources to survive. Overcrowding leads to an increased need for resources.
Describe how terrestrial plants and animals interact with each other and their environment (e.g., millipedes eat decaying bark).
Describe how aquatic plants and animals interact with each other and their environment (e.g., fish use plants for food and shelter).
Observe the plants and animals living in an environment. Identify ways in which plants and animals benefit from each other (e.g., animals use plants for food and shelter, and plants need insects to spread pollen).
An interconnectedness exists among the living and nonliving parts of an environment. This interconnectedness can be observed by the changes made by plants and animals in their environment.
Identify ways in which living organisms interact with each other and their environment (e.g., birds nest in trees, birds eat worms).
Recognize that animals use plants in a variety of ways (e.g., shelter, food and protection).
Investigate how natural composting recycles plants and other discarded organic matter. Recognize the importance of this process to the environment.
Recognize that humans interact with the environment through the use of their five senses.
Use worms to enhance decomposition of plant material in composting. Explain how composting is an effective method to recycle plants and other discarded organic matter.