Science State Standards

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All Things Green 

Third Grade

3.5 Obtain and combine information to describe that organisms are classified as living things, rather than nonliving things, based on their ability to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, and maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.

3.6 Create representations to explain the unique and diverse life cycles of organisms other than humans, including commonalities such as birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

3.7 Examine data to provide evidence that plants and animals, excluding humans, have traits inherited from parents and that variations of these traits exist in groups of similar organisms.

3.8 Engage in argument from evidence to justify that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3.10  Investigate how variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

3.11 Construct an argument from evidence to explain the likelihood of an organism's ability to survive when compared to the resources in a certain habitat.

3.12 Evaluate engineered solutions to a problem created by environmental changes and any resulting impacts on the types and density of plant and animal populations living in the environment.

Fourth Grade

4.9 Examine evidence to support an argument that the internal and external structures of plants and animals function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

4.11 Investigate different ways animals receive information through the senses, process that information, and respond to it in different ways.

4.13 Plan and carry out investigations to examine properties of soils and soil types.

4.15 Analyze and interpret data to determine effects of weathering and rate of erosion by water, ice, wind, and vegetation using one single form of weathering or erosion at a time.

Fifth Grade

5.8 Defend the position that plants obtain materials needed for growth primarily from air and water.

5.9 Construct an illustration to explain how plants use light energy to convert carbon dioxide and water into a storable fuel, carbohydrates, and a waste product, oxygen, during the process of photosynthesis.

5.10 Construct and interpret models to explain that energy in animals' food is used for body repair, growth, motion, and maintenance of body warmth and was once energy from the sun.

5.11 Create a model to illustrate the transfer of matter among producers; consumers, including scavengers and decomposers; and the environment.

5.14  Use a model to represent how any two systems, specifically the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, and/or hydrosphere, interact and support life.

5.16 Collect and organize scientific ideas that individuals and communities can use to protect Earth's natural resources and its environment.