Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Use evidence from the presence and location of fossils to determine the order in which rock strata were formed.
Sort pictures or illustrations of animals into groups that are extinct and those that still exist and offer possible explanations for extinction.
Compare pictures of fossils with animals or plants that are living today.
Recognize that some organisms which formerly lived are no longer found on earth.
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to describe types of organisms and their environments that existed long ago. Compare similarities and differences of those to living organisms and their environments. Recognize that most kinds of animals (and plants) that once lived on Earth are now extinct.
Identify the processes associated with fossil formation.
Infer the possible reasons why a species became endangered or extinct.
Explain how fossils provide information about the past.
Use a variety of representations to describe similarities and differences among plants and animals.
Observe plants and animals on the school grounds and group them according to where they are found.