Students will describe structures and attributes of living things, processes of life, and interaction of living things with each other and the environment.
|*To understand the nature, value and application of scientific knowledge.
*Demonstrate understanding and use a variety of processes for scientific investigations.
*Understand the fundamental structures, functions and mechanisms found in living things.
*Analyze various patterns and products of natural and induced biological change
*Analyze how organisms are linked to one another and the environment.
|*Explore structure and functions in living things.
*Explore processes in living things.
*Explore ways organisms change.
*Explore how environmental factors affect living things within an ecosystem.
*Describe how some animals (butterflies) go through distinct changes during their lives while others generally resemble their parents throughout most of their lives.
*Identify behavioral and physical characteristics of plants and animals that help them survive in their habitat.
*Describe how seasonal changes affect plants, animals and their surroundings (example; adaptation, migration, camouflage and adaptation).
*Distinguish between complete and incomplete sentences.
*Use correct grammar and vocabulary in a variety of sentence structures.
*Use descriptive detail and a variety of sentence types.
*Examine personal work and conference with others for capitalization and punctuation.
*Use technology to share writings with others and publish writing pieces.
*Recognize specific strategies that are needed to read different types of printed materials (example; science book, brochures, magazines, internet sites).
*Use knowledge of sentence structure and punctuation when reading.
*Describe cause and effect relationships in various text (example; why, what if, how, and when).
*Identify resources, which provide factual information.