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Utah Science Standards

   Grade 3

STANDARD: 3030-01
Students will explore ecosystems and discover relationships among living organisms and the nonliving world.

3030-0101
Compare and contrast similarities and differences of various habitats.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities

Observe and describe a variety of habitats.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities

Distinguish living and nonliving elements of different habitats.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities

3030-0102
Identify the relationships among living organisms in a habitat.

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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

Identify consumers, producers, and decomposers.

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

Describe different food chains within a given habitat.

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

Experiment to determine the effects of habitat changes.

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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

TOPIC: Ecosystems

STANDARD: 3030 - 02
Students will analyze the influence of people in ecosystems.

3030-0201
Relate effects of technology on local ecosystems.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities

   
   Grade 5

TOPIC: Natural Resources

STANDARD: 3050 - 02
Students will evaluate conservation practices in relation to natural resources.

3050-0203
Based on gathered information, form an opinion regarding human influences on plant and animal survival.

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16. Life at Risk

Evaluate the importance of plant and animal species in relation to human survival.
13. Species Diversity

Survey the environmental changes made by people and describe how the changes have affected plants and animals.

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13. Species Diversity

Evaluate the cause and effect of changes which have led to the extinction of various plants and animals.

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16. Life at Risk
 
   Grade 6

TOPIC: Microorganisms

STANDARD: 3060 - 07
Students will describe the growth, function, and significance of microorganisms in the environment.

3060-0701
Identify helpful and harmful aspects of microorganisms such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, algae, and protozoans.

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11. Decomposers and Scavengers

3060-0702
Describe the interaction of microorganisms within an ecosystem.

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11. Decomposers and Scavengers

Plan a balanced aquarium or terrarium.

Draw inferences about the roles of microorganisms in a food web, in pond water, or some other environment.

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11. Decomposers and Scavengers




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