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Kentucky Science Standards

   Grades K-4

A. CHARACTERISTICS OF ORGANISMS

3. locating and comparing major plant and animal structures and their functions;

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

4. recognizing that there is great diversity among organisms;

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

C. ORGANISMS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS

1. examining the habitats of plants and animals and determining how basic needs are met within each habitat;

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

2. describing how the features of some plants and animals enable them to live in specific habitats;

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

3. observing animals and plants and describing interaction or interdependence.

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

   
   Grades  5-8

A. STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN LIVING SYSTEMS

3. describing the basic processes of photosynthesis and respiration and their importance to life;

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9. The Wildlife Web I
 

C.POPULATIONS AND ECOSYSTEMS

2. modeling and interpreting food chains and food webs;

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

3. investigating major ecosystems and recognizing physical properties and organisms within each;

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

4. explaining the interaction and interdependence of nonliving and living components within 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

D. ADAPTATIONS OF ORGANISMS

1. describing the importance of plant and animal adaptation, including local examples

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

2. explaining how some members of a species survive under changed environmental conditions.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
13. Species Diversity
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk


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