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.
4.1.1. Describe the characteristics of and variations between living and nonliving things.
4.1.2. Describe the life processes common to all living things.
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).