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Louisiana Science Standards

   Grades K- 4

identifying the needs of plants and animals, based on age-appropriate recorded observations;

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5. Habitat

distinguishing between living and nonliving things; 

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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/Scavengers

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

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1. Adaptation

recognizing that there is great diversity among organisms; 

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1. Adaptation
13. Species Diversity

observing and describing the life cycles of some plants and animals; 

observing, comparing, and grouping plants and animals according to likenesses and/or differences; 

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1. Adaptation
6. Marine Communities
7. Fresh Water Communities
8. Terrestrial Communities
9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers/Scavengers
13. Species Diversity

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

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

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

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

observing animals and plants and describing  interaction or interdependence.

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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/Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
14. Niche
   
   Grades 5-8

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

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9. The Wildlife Web I

describing how heredity allows parents to pass certain traits to offspring.

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1. Adaptation
2. Coloration

constructing and using classification systems based on the structure of organisms; 

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1. Adaptation
9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers/Scavengers
13. Species Diversity
14. Niche

modeling and interpreting food chains and food webs; 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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1. Adaptation
13. Species Diversity
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk



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