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Idaho Science Standards

   Grade 3

Diversity
1. Classify plants and animals according to their features (physical, structural, behavioral).

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

Behavior
3. Examine behaviors of living things 

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

Interdependence
7. Understand that organisms depend on one another and on their environment for survival.

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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
14. Niche
   Grade 4

Diversity 
1. Classify living things using various characteristics.
All Episodes

Interdependence
9. Recognize helpful and harmful effects of organism.

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

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

All Episodes

11. Understand that species depend on one another and on their environment for survival.

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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
14. Niche
 

   
   Grade 5

Diversity
1. Invent a classification system that serves a specific purpose.

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13. Species Diversity
14. Niche

2. Explain why living organisms are classified into five kingdoms.
13. Species Diversity

Interdependence
11. Recognize that changes in habitats 
may harm and/or help organisms.

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

12. Understand that human activities  have an impact on ecosystems.

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
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk
   Grade 6

Diversity
1. Compare the distinguishing characteristics of organisms.

NatureWorks Episodes

13. Species Diversity
14. Niche

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

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

Interdependence
9. Explain interdependence among
humans, between plants and  animals, and among 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
14. Niche

10. Compare salt water communities
(oceans, gulfs, beaches, estuaries, marshes).

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6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities

11. Differentiate between the two main  interconnected global food webs  (terrestrial and aquatic).

NatureWorks Episodes

6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II

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

NatureWorks Episodes

6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities
12. Population Dynamics


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