Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
compare and contrast the distinguishing characteristics of groups of organisms.
classify objects as to whether they are living or nonliving.
group organisms into categories, using their characteristics: plants (vascular and nonvascular) and animals (vertebrates or invertebrates). Name and describe two common examples of each group.
classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism; and
Living things include all organisms who are alive or were once alive. Nonliving things are not alive and have never been alive (2.5 a).
The term living is used to describe anything that is or has ever been alive (e.g., dog, flower, seed, log). The term nonliving is used to describe anything that is not now nor has ever been alive (e.g., rock, mountain, glass) (K.6 a).
use classification keys to identify rocks, minerals, and organisms.
identify living organisms and nonliving objects found at home and at school (K.6 a)
Organisms can be organized into groups to help understand similarities and differences (4.3 d).
Organisms have needs and life processes, which distinguish them from nonliving objects (K.6 b).