||recognize that in addition to common basic needs, organisms also have specific needs such as type of water, range of temperature, type of food.
||sort and group plants and animals based on their physical properties or behavioral characteristics.
||sort and group solids based on physical properties such as color, shape, ability to roll or stack, hardness, magnetic attraction, or whether they sink or float in water.
||identify and describe specific features of an organism that help it survive in its environment.
||structures in living organisms (plants and animals) that enable them to reproduce, grow, and survive in their environment.
||develop simple classification systems (properties of germination, territorial behavior) based on similarities and differences in the structures or behavior of living organisms.
||categorize the organisms within an ecosystem according to the function they serve: producers, consumers, or decomposers.
||observe and describe the properties of a variety of living and non-living things using the 5 senses.
||Students will distinguish different types of climate and landforms and explain why they occur.