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Hawaii Science Standards

Unity and Diversity
4. Students examine the unity and diversity of organisms and how they can be compared scientifically.

   Grades K-3

Describe the similarities and differences of plants and animals in their appearances, behaviors and habitats.

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Identify the different structures and functions of organisms that allow them to survive in the environment.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
   Grades 4-5

Explain how different organisms need specific environmental conditions in order to survive.

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Explain the relationship between structure and function in living things.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
   Grades 6-8

Compare and contrast the body structures of organisms that contribute to their ability to survive and reproduce.

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

Assess the degree of relatedness among selected organisms based on its similarities found in internal anatomical features.

   

Interdependence
5. Students describe, analyze, and give examples of how organisms are dependent on one another and their environments.

   Grades K-3
Identify and give examples of the various interactions within a local environment.

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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
14. Niche

Explain interdependence in the environment by using photosynthesis as an example.

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9. The Wildlife Web I
   Grades 4-5

Identify how plants and animals depend on each other, in the exchange of oxygen, carbon dioxide, and nutrients.

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9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II

Explain how organisms respond to a constantly changing environment.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration
3. Natural Communication
4. Migration
12. Population Dynamics
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk
   Grades 6-8

Illustrate and explain the relationships among producers, consumers, and decomposers in a food web.

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

Identify and describe the biotic and abiotic factors that affect the carrying capacity of a specific niche.

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5. Habitat
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities
12. Population Dynamics
14. Niche


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