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Rhode Island Science Standards

   Diversity of Life

By the end of grade five, students will know:

1. A great variety of kinds of living things can be sorted into groups in many ways using various features to decide which things belong to which group.

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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
12. Population Dynamics
13. Species Diversity
14. Niche

2. Features used for grouping depend on the purpose of the grouping.

NatureWorks Episodes

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
13. Species Diversity
14. Niche
   
   Interdependence of Life

By the end of grade five, students will know:

1. Organisms interact with one another in various ways  besides providing food. Many plants depend on animals for carrying their pollen to other plants or for dispersing their seeds.

NatureWorks Episodes

9. The Wildlife Web I 
10. The Wildlife  Web II
11. Decomposers/Scavengers
12. Population Dynamics
13. Species Diversity
14. Niche
15. Invasive Species
16. Life at Risk


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