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Alabama Science Standards

   Grade 3
32. Classify plants and animals according to their features.
- Physical
- Structural
- Behavioral

NatureWorks Episodes

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

34. Examine inherited attributes of living things.
- Physical features
Examples: offspring resembling parents, coloration for camouflage
- Developmental patterns
Example: metamorphosis of the butterfly

NatureWorks Episodes

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

37. Understand that species depend on one another and on their environment for survival.
Example: plants and animals in a food chain

NatureWorks Episodes

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

38. Recognize helpful and harmful effects of organisms.
Examples: mold can be used to make penicillin, mold can cause food to decay

NatureWorks Episodes

11. Decomposers and Scavengers
14. Niche
15. Invasive Species

39. Describe how various organisms satisfy their needs (food, water, air, shelter, space) within their environments.
All Episodes

40. Understand the relationship of air, water, and soil to life on Earth.

NatureWorks Episodes

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

41. Describe how humans depend upon plants and animals.

NatureWorks Episodes

9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers
Examples: trees provide wood, sheep provide wool
   Grade 4

Students will:
41. Classify living things using various characteristics.

NatureWorks Episodes

1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
13. Species Diversity

42. Examine fossil evidence for change in organisms over time.
Examples: dinosaurs became extinct, some plant species are extinct or have changed, horseshoe crabs have remained relatively unchanged

43. Examine behaviors of living things.
- Inherited
- Learned

NatureWorks Episodes

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

46. Understand that organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.
Examples: wind and animals pollinating plants, animals adapting and migrating in response to environment

NatureWorks Episodes

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
   
   Grade 5
30. Describe the behavioral interactions within the same species and among different species within an ecosystem.
- Predator/Prey
- Coexistence
- Cooperation
- Competition

NatureWorks Episodes

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

32. Explain why living organisms are classified into five kingdoms.

NatureWorks Episodes

13. Species Diversity

39. Understand that special relationships enable some organisms to survive.

NatureWorks Episodes

9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers and Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
14. Niche
Examples: predation, parasitism, mutualism

40. Recognize that changes in habitats may harm and/or help organisms.
- Human changes
Examples: river diversion, dam construction, reforestation
- Natural changes
Examples: floods, droughts, earthquakes, volcanoes

NatureWorks Episodes

4. Migration
16. Life at Risk
   Grade 6

35. Compare the distinguishing characteristics of organisms.
- Anatomical features
- Methods of locomotion
- Methods of reproduction
- Patterns of development

NatureWorks Episodes

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

36. Understand how different organisms get their food and convert it to useful forms of energy.

NatureWorks Episodes

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

37. Recognize the effects of geography on the diversity of flora and fauna.

NatureWorks Episodes

5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities
13. Species Diversity

43. Explain interdependence among humans, between plants and animals, and among ecosystems.

NatureWorks Episodes

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

44. Differentiate between the two main interconnected global food webs.
- Terrestrial
- Aquatic

NatureWorks Episodes

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

45. Describe the Earth's biomes and the interdependence of their populations.

NatureWorks Episodes

8. Terrestrial Communities


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