Standards with the same topic and subject but for other grades
Know that some organisms have similar external characteristics and that similarities and differences are related to environmental habitat
Know that some organisms have similar external characteristics (e.g., anatomical characteristics; appendages, type of covering, body segments) and that similarities and differences are related to environmental habitat.
Identify characteristics for plant and animal survival in different environments (e.g., desert, forest, ocean).
Recognize how an animal or plant adapts to their surroundings for survival.
Using the out-of-doors to demonstrate to students how adaptation helps organisms to survive (e.g., coloration, beaks, gills, wings, etc.).
Identify characteristics for animal and plant survival in different climates.
Recognize that plants survive through adaptations, such as stem growth towards light and root growth downward in response to gravity.
Recognize that many plants and animals can survive harsh environments because of seasonal behaviors (e.g. hibernation, migration, trees shedding leaves).
Describe animal characteristics that are necessary for survival.
Identify adaptations of plants and animals that have helped them to survive.