Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Identify common body type characteristics for the animal kingdom (vertebrates - animals with a backbone and invertebrates – animals without a backbone).
Identify differences in body type between each category.
Provide non-fiction books for students to read about different animals (both vertebrates and invertebrates).
Provide diagrams or models of parts of an insect or plants and help students to identify the living organism.
Describe characteristics of living things that help to identify and classify them.
Identify the similarities and differences of living and nonliving things.
Classify plants and animals according to the physical characteristics that they share.
Classify living things based on their similarities and differences.
Identify biological pests (e.g., fungi – molds, plants – foxtail, purple loosestrife, Eurasian water milfoil; animals – aphides, ticks, zebra mussels, starlings, mice) that compete with humans for resources.
Compare characteristics of animals (size, coloration, gills, feathers, beaks, etc.).