New York Standards
NY.L4. The Living Environment: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
L4.1: Living things are both similar to and different from each other and from nonliving things.
4.1.2. Describe the life processes common to all living things.
L4.3: Individual organisms and species change over time.
4.3.1. Describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal.
L4.4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development.
4.4.2. Describe evidence of growth, repair, and maintenance, such as nails, hair, and bone, and the healing of cuts and bruises.
L4.5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.
4.5.1. Describe basic life functions of common living specimens (e.g., guppies, mealworms, gerbils).