Alignment to Standards for NM

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) some parts of human bodies differ from similar parts of other animals (hands and feet/paws; ears).
3 SC-3) an adaptation in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismÍs 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 animalsÍ teeth).
3 SC-3) Classify common animals according to their observable characteristics (e.g., body coverings, structure).
4 SC-4) different living organisms have distinctive structures and body systems that serve specific functions (e.g., walking, flying, swimming).
4 SC-4) in any particular environment some kinds of plants and animals survive well, some survive less well, and others cannot survive at all.
4 SC-4) a change in physical structure or behavior can improve an organismÍs 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) similarities and differences in the appearance and behavior of living organisms (e.g., plants, animals).

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