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Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

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Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.*

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Represent data in tables and graphical displays to describe typical weather conditions expected during a particular season.

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Obtain and combine information to describe climates in different regions of the world.

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Make a claim about the merit of a design solution that reduces the impacts of a weather-related hazard.*

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Define a simple design problem reflecting a need or a want that includes specified criteria for success and constraints on materials, time, or cost.

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Generate and compare multiple possible solutions to a problem based on how well each is likely to meet the criteria and constraints of the problem.

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Plan and carry out fair tests in which variables are controlled and failure points are considered to identify aspects of a model or prototype that can be improved.

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