Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Explain how inherited structures or behaviors help organisms survive and reproduce in different environments.
Explain how different adaptations in individuals of the same species may affect survivability or reproduction success.
Describe the behavioral and physical responses of organisms to environmental changes and how those responses affect survival.
Differentiate between instinctive and learned animal behaviors that relate to survival.
Explain mechanisms organisms use to adapt to their environment.
Explain how reproductive success coupled with advantageous traits over many generations contributes to natural selection.
Explain that adaptations are developed over long periods of time and are passed from one generation to another.
Distinguish between instinctive and learned animal behaviors that relate to survival.
Recognize that extinction of a species occurs when the environment changes and the adaptive characteristics of a species are insufficient to allow its survival.
Describe the response of organisms to environmental changes (e.g., changes in climate, hibernation, migration, coloration) and how those changes affect survival.