Alignment to Standards for NM


GradeNumberStandard
1 SC-1)1.1.3.1. Use numbers and mathematical language (e.g., “addition” instead of “add to,” “subtraction” instead of “take away”) to describe phenomena.
1 SC-1)2.2.1.1. living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) have needs (e.g., water, air, food, sunlight). (and shelter)
1 SC-1)2.2.1.2. living organisms inhabit various environments and have various external features to help them satisfy their needs (e.g., leaves, legs, claws).
1 SC-1)2.2.1.3. differences and similarities among living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).
1 SC-1)2.2.1.4. living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) have predictable but varied life cycles.
1 SC-1)2.2.2.2. differences between mature and immature plants and animals (e.g., trees/seedlings, dogs/puppies, cats/kittens).
1 SC-1)2.2.3.1. simple body functions (e.g., breathing, eating, sleeping)
1 SC-1)2.2.3.3. some parts of human bodies differ from similar parts of other animals (hands and feet/paws; ears).
2 SC-2)2.2.1.1. diversity exists among individuals within a population.
2 SC-2)2.2.2.1. stages of the life cycle are different for different animals (e.g., mouse, cat, horse, butterfly, frog).
3 SC-3)2.2.1.1. an adaptation in physical structure or behavior can improve an organism’s chance for survival (e.g., horned toads, chameleons, cacti, mushrooms).
3 SC-3)2.2.1.2. plants and animals have structures that serve different functions (e.g., shape of animals’ teeth).
3 SC-3)2.2.1.3. Classify common animals according to their observable characteristics (e.g., body coverings, structure).
3 SC-3)2.2.1.4. Classify plants according to their characteristics (e.g., tree leaves, flowers, seeds).
4 SC-4)2.2.1.1. different living organisms have distinctive structures and body systems that serve specific functions (e.g., walking, flying, swimming).
4 SC-4)2.2.2.2. a change in physical structure or behavior can improve an organism’s 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)2.2.2.3. 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)2.2.1.1. major structures of common livings organisms (e.g., stems, leaves, and roots of plants; arms, wings, and legs of animals).
K SC-K)2.2.1.2. differences exist among individual living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) of the same kind.
K SC-K)2.2.2.1. similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).
K SC-K)2.2.2.2. living organisms (e.g., plants, animals) closely resemble their parents.



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