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North Carolina Science Standards

   Grade 3

5.1 Investigate the interdependence of plants and animals.

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

5.1.1 Observe and investigate the interdependence of plants and animals including concepts such as food webs, pollination, seed dispersal, and other symbiotic relationships. Through direct and indirect observation discover how common plants and animals are helpful and harmful.

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9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
13. Species Diversity
14. Niche
   Grade 4

5.1.1 Using characteristics, classify into groups animals such as vertebrates, invertebrates, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and insects.

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13. Species Diversity

5.2 Investigate animals and their behaviors within natural environments.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
All Animal Focus Sections

5.2.1 Compare similarities and differences of animal groups. Engage in
activities to explore animal behaviors such as migration, care of young, social interaction, innate and learned. Compare and contrast various adaptations of different animal groups to their environment such as coloration, shape, and body structures.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
All Animal Focus Sections


   
   Grade 5

5.1 Investigate plant communities and the ecological relationships among plants and animals.

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9. The Wildlife Web I

5.1.1 Compare and contrast plant characteristics and explain ways plants can be classified. Investigate major plant structures such as roots, stems, leaves, and flowers to discover their functions. Discover ways plants and animals are interdependent. Explore how plant characteristics are inherited through reproduction. Explore the role plant
s play in human society including food, clothing, medicine, and soil erosion.

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9. The Wildlife Web I
   Grade 6

Competency Goal 6: The learner will construct an understanding of science concepts through patterns and cycles in the natural world.

Investigate similarities and differences among monerans, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.

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13. Species Diversity

Compare and contrast the characteristics of organisms. Explore different models of classification. Create and provide a rationale for an original classification system.

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13. Species Diversity

6.3 Explore basic characteristics and interactions of populations, communities, and ecosystems.

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

6.3.1 Describe the flow of energy and the cycling of materials within an ecosystem. Engage in activities to explore how people interact with the environment and produce change.

NatureWorks Episodes

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


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