Standards for GA

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1 S1CS4. c Compare very different sizes, weights, ages (baby/adult), and speeds (fast/slow) of both human made and natural things.
1 S1L1. d. Compare and describe various animalsãappearance, motion, growth, basic needs.
2 S2E3. a. effects that occur in a specific area caused by weather, plants, animals, and/or people.
3 S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat.
3 S3L1. d. Explain what will happen to an organism if the habitat is changed.
4 S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
4 S4L1. a. Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
4 S4L1. b. a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
4 S4L1. c. Predict how changes in the environment would affect a community (ecosystem) of organisms.
4 S4L1. d. effects on a population if some of the plants or animals in the community are scarce or if there are too many.
4 S4L2. identify factors that affect the survival or extinction of organisms such as adaptation, variation of behaviors (hibernation), and external features (camouflage and protection).
4 S4L2. a. Identify external features of organisms that allow them to survive or reproduce better than organisms that do not have these features (for example: camouflage, use of hibernation, protection, etc.).
5 S5L1. classify organisms into groups and relate how they determined the groups with how and why scientists use classification.
5 S5L1. a. Demonstrate how animals are sorted into groups (vertebrate and invertebrate) and how vertebrates are sorted into groups (fish, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal).
5 S5L2. Students will recognize that offspring can resemble parents in inherited traits and learned behaviors.
5 S5L2. a. Compare and contrast the characteristics of learned behaviors and of inherited traits.
K SKCS5.A Describe and compare things in terms of number, shape, texture, size, weight, color, and motion.
K SKL1. b Group animals according to their observable features such as appearance, size, motion, where it lives, etc. (Example: A green frog has four legs and hops. A rabbit also hops.)
K SKL2. Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.
K SKL2. a Explain the similarities and differences in animals. (color, size, appearance, etc.)

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