(From Georgia's Quality Core Curriculum, 2003)
Standard 1 Uses evidence to construct explanations, makes sketches and diagrams to explain ideas.
Standard 2 Uses other media to obtain information related to science concepts.
Standard 4 Actively engages in the learning process via hands-on/minds-on science activities and experiences. Uses appropriate tools to collect and analyze data and solve problems.
Standard 15 Identifies and describes habitats of plants and animals and their characteristics.
Standard 16 Matches various animals and plants to their habitat based on needs.
Standard 17 Identifies the many feeding relationships possible among various plants and animals. Illustrates food chains and food webs and predator-prey relationships.
Standard 18 Recognizes how plants and animals interact and depend on one another. Illustrates the many ways plants and animals interact.
Standard 12 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.
Standard 14 Recognizes and describes how traits are passed from parents to offspring. Describes features inherited associated with living things.
Standard 23 Describes the 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.
Standard 17 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.
Standard 18 Compares similarities and differences in animals. Groups animals using pictures or actual specimens by observable characteristics such as body covering, number of legs, wings, ear, color and size.