Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.3.0. Life Science: The students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the dynamic nature of living things, their interactions, and the results from the interactions that occur over time.
3.A.1. Diversity of Life: Compare and explain how external features of plants and animals help them survive in different environments.
3.A.1.a. Use the senses and magnifying instruments to examine a variety of plants and animals to describe external features and what they do.
3.A.1.b. Compare similar features in some animals and plants and explain how each of these enables the organism to satisfy basic needs.
3.B.1. Cells: Describe evidence from investigations that living things are made of parts too small to be seen with the unaided eye.
3.B.1.a. Use magnifying instruments to observe parts of a variety of living things, such as leaves, seeds, insects, worms, etc. to describe (drawing or text) parts seen with the magnifier.
3.B.1.b. Use information gathered from observations to compare the descriptions (drawings or text) of the different parts seen.
3.B.1.c. Describe some of the ideas or questions that might result from examining organisms more closely.