Standards for NM

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Alignment to Standards for NM

1 SC-1) Use numbers and mathematical language (e.g., –addition” instead of –add to,” –subtraction” instead of –take away”) to describe phenomena.
1 SC-1) living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) have needs (e.g., water, air, food, sunlight). (and shelter)
1 SC-1) living organisms inhabit various environments and have various external features to help them satisfy their needs (e.g., leaves, legs, claws).
1 SC-1) differences and similarities among living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).
1 SC-1) living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) have predictable but varied life cycles.
1 SC-1) differences between mature and immature plants and animals (e.g., trees/seedlings, dogs/puppies, cats/kittens).
1 SC-1) simple body functions (e.g., breathing, eating, sleeping)
1 SC-1) some parts of human bodies differ from similar parts of other animals (hands and feet/paws; ears).
2 SC-2) diversity exists among individuals within a population.
2 SC-2) stages of the life cycle are different for different animals (e.g., mouse, cat, horse, butterfly, frog).
3 SC-3) an adaptation in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismęs chance for survival (e.g., horned toads, chameleons, cacti, mushrooms).
3 SC-3) plants and animals have structures that serve different functions (e.g., shape of animalsę teeth).
3 SC-3) Classify common animals according to their observable characteristics (e.g., body coverings, structure).
3 SC-3) Classify plants according to their characteristics (e.g., tree leaves, flowers, seeds).
4 SC-4) different living organisms have distinctive structures and body systems that serve specific functions (e.g., walking, flying, swimming).
4 SC-4) a change in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismęs chance of survival (e.g., a chameleon changes color, a turtle pulls its head into its shell, a plant grows toward the light).
4 SC-4) living organisms have developed characteristics to improve chances of survival (e.g., spines on cacti, long beaks on hummingbirds, good eyesight on hawks).
K SC-K) major structures of common livings organisms (e.g., stems, leaves, and roots of plants; arms, wings, and legs of animals).
K SC-K) differences exist among individual living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) of the same kind.
K SC-K) similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).
K SC-K) living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) closely resemble their parents.

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