Alignment to Standards for CT

1 SC:1.2 Living things have different structures and behaviors that allow them to meet their basic needs.
1 SC:1.2.a/b5 Compare and contrast information about animals and plants found in fiction and nonfiction (FCM) sources.
3 SC:3.2 Organisms can survive and reproduce only in environments that meet their basic needs.
3 SC:3.2.a Plants and animals have structures and behaviors that help them survive in different environments.
3 SC:3.2.a1 Compare and contrast the external features and behaviors that enable different animals and plants to get food, water and sunlight; find mates; and be protected in specific land and water habitats.
3 SC:3.2.a2 behaviors such as hibernation, dormancy and migration give species advantages for surviving unfavorable environmental conditions.
3 SC:3.2.a4 Evaluate whether an adaptation gives a plant or animal a survival advantage in a given environment.
3 SC:3.3 Earth materials have different physical and chemical properties.
3 SC:3.4 Earth materials provide resources for all living things, but these resources are limited and should be conserved.
4 SC:4.2 All organisms depend on the living and nonliving features of the environment for survival.
4 SC:4.2.a When the environment changes, some organisms survive and reproduce, and others die or move to new locations.
4 SC:4.2.a5 Distinguish between naturally occurring changes in ecosystems and those caused by human activity.
4 SC:4.2.a6 Predict the effect an environmental change, such as drought or forest destruction, might have on the community of living things.
4 SC:4.3 Water has a major role in shaping the EarthÍs surface.
K SC:K.1.a3 Classify organisms or objects by one and two observable properties and explain the rule used for sorting (e.g., size, color, shape, texture or flexibility).
K SC:K.1.a6 Count, order and sort objects by their observable properties.6.
K SC:K.2 Many different kinds of living things inhabit the Earth.
K SC:K.2.a4 similarities and differences between plants and animals.
K SC:K.3 Weather conditions vary daily and seasonally.
K SC:K.3.a4 Write, speak or draw ways that weather influences humans, other animals and plants.
K SC:K.4.a Humans select both natural and man-made materials to build shelters based on local climate conditions, properties of the materials, and their availability in the environment.
K-4 SS K-4:10.a. identify the types of physical systems and their characteristics that affect the EarthÍs surface
K-4 SS K-4:10.f. locate EarthÍs major physical and human features (including cities, countries, bodies of water, etc.)
K-4 SS K-4:11.d. locate EarthÍs major physical and human features (including cities, countries, bodies of water, etc.)
K-4 SS K-4:12.c. use maps, globes, graphs, models, computer programs and texts, as appropriate
K-4 SS K-4:12.d. explain how human and natural processes shape places
Pre-K SC:PK.2 Many different kinds of living things inhabit the Earth.
Pre-K SC:PK.2.a.3 distinguish between the characteristics of plants and animals.
Pre-K SC:PK.3 Weather conditions vary daily and seasonally.

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