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Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Performance Expectation

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3-5
3
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

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3-5
3
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

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3-5
3
Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.

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3-5
3
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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3-5
3
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.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3