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Georgia Science Standards

   Grade 3

Recognizes and describes basic life processes. Identifies evidence of basic life processes in the immediate environment such as gathering and digesting food,  excreting waste products,  reproducing, breathing and responding to the environment.

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Identifies the cell as an important unit of structure in living things. Observes actual cells, cell models,  diagrams of cells, and groups of cells

Recognizes and describes how traits are passed from parents to offsprings. Describes features inherited associated with living things.

Recognizes and describes a variety of animal and plant life cycles. Illustrates the life cycles of a chicken, butterfly, frog, turtle, grasshopper, dog and fish.

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   Grade 4

Describes relationships in living communities, changes that occur,  and the impact of these changes. Constructs a model or diagram of a food chain/food web. Describes the impact of an interruption in the chain.

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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

Identifies how matter and energy do or do not cycle in a ecosystem. Describes how matter cycles in a ecosystem (nutrients,  producers, consumers and decomposers) but energy must always be added.

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

Discusses causes and possible solutions for pollution. Identifies types of pollution, such as air pollution, water pollution and noise pollution, and discusses how overpopulation contributes to pollution. Formulates ideas for solutions to existing pollution problems.

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12. Population Dynamics
   
   Grade 5

Compares different kinds of animals and their protective adaptations. Identifies examples of animals with protective adaptations in color, physical structure and body markings and shadings, such as zebras, giraffes, Viceroy butterflies and deer.

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

Compares similarities and differences in animals. Groups animals using pictures or actual specimens by observable characteristics such as body covering, number of legs, wings, ears, color and size.

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

Identifies and describes the five major kingdoms (Plants, Animals, Fungi, Protists and Monerans). Names and describes basic characteristics and examples of each kingdom.

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13. Species Diversity

Recognizes the impact of cross breeding on animal diversity. Identifies examples of
characteristics that are developed through genetic manipulation  (hybrid-breeds of cattle, horses, dogs and cats).



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