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New Jersey Science Standards

   By the End of Grade 4

Determine the basic needs of organisms.

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5. Habitat
All Animal Focus Sections

Show that living things have different levels of organization.

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13. Species Diversity

Show that plants and animals are composed of different parts serving different purposes and working together for the well-being of the organism.

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All Animal Focus Sections

Describe life cycles of organisms.

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All Animal Focus Sections

Group organisms according to the functions they serve in a food chain.

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9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers

Recognize the diversity of plants and animals on earth.

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14. Niche
13. Species Diversity
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk

Develop a simple classification scheme for grouping organisms.
13. Species Diversity

Recognize that individuals vary within every species.

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1. Adaptation

Identify and describe external features of plants and animals that help them survive in varied habitats.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration

Investigate the interdependence of living things and their environment.

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9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
14. Niche


   
   By the End of Grade 8

Describe and give examples of the major categories of living organisms and of the characteristics shared by organisms.

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13. Species Diversity

Explain how organisms are affected by different components of an ecosystem and the flow of energy through it.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities 
8. Terrestrial Communities
9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
14. Niche

Discuss how changing environmental conditions can result in evolution of a species.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration

Recognize that individual organisms with certain traits are more likely to survive and have offspring.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration

Analyze the components of various ecosystems and the effects of those components on organisms.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities 
8. Terrestrial Communities
16. Life at Risk
 




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