Home Lesson Plans Activities Field Trips Standards 01 How Humans Think While Understanding the Natural World - Science as Inquiry02 What we Know Today About the World Around Us - Historical Perspectives01 Doing Scientific Inquiry02 Living the Values of Inquiry03 Using Unifying Concepts and Themes04 Doing Safety05 Relating the Nature of Technology to Science01 Understanding Inquiry & Character of Knowledge02 Interdependence of Science Technology & Society03 MALAMA I KA AINA: Sustainability04 Unity & Diversity05 Interdependence of Organisms06 Cycle of Matter and Energy Flow07 Biological Evolution08 Heredity09 Cells, Tissues, and Organs10 Human Development11 Wellness12 Learning and Human Behavior13 Nature of Matter14 Energy, Its Transformation and Matter15 Forces, Motion, Sound and Light16 Universe17 Forces of the universe18 Earth in the Solar System19 Forces that Shape the Earth
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In other words, there are millions of organisms living on Earth. Some are very similar and some are very different. In order to understand them, scientists have developed a system of comparing, contrasting and classifying organisms.

For example, whales and bats are more similar to each other than are whales and fish or bats and birds. The first pair has milk glands, hair and gives birth to live babies.

Domain 2: What We Know About the World Around Us

Organisms and Development

Standard 04: UNITY AND DIVERSITY: Students examine the unity and diversity of organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

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K-3

Describe the similarities and differences of plants and animals in their appearances, behaviors and habitats.

Identify the different structures and functions of organisms that allow them to survive in the environment.

4-5

Explain how different organisms need specific environmental conditions in order to survive.

Explain the relationship between structure and function in living things.

K-4 National Standards: Life Sciences

All students should develop an understanding of

  • The characteristics of organisms
  • Life cycles of organisms
  • Organisms and environments

5-8 National Standards: Life Sciences

All students should develop an understanding of

  • Structure and function in living systems
  • Reproduction and heredity
  • Regulation and behavior
  • Populations and ecosystems
  • Diversity and adaptations of organisms
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Kindergarden

The Student:

1. Describes the plants and animals in his/her own environment.

2. Identifies the differences between the structures of plants and animals.

Grade 1

The Student:

1. Describes the common features of plants; of animals.

2. Identifies the different structures and functions of plants and animals.

Grade 2

The Student:

1. Describes the simularities and differences of plants and animals in their appearances and behaviors.

2. Identifies the different structures and functions of plants and animals that allow them to survive.

Grade 3

The Student:

1. Describes the similarities and differences of plants and animals in their appearances, behaviors, and habitats.

2. Identifies the different structures and functions of organisms that allow them to survive in the environment.

3. Compares and contrasts different groups of organisms based on their structure.

Grade 4

The Student:

1. Identifies environmental needs of different organisms.

2. Describes the structure and function in living things.

Grade 5

The Student:

1. Explains how a different organisms need specific environmental conditions in order to survive.

2. Explains the relationship between structure and function in living things.