South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.2.L. LIFE SCIENCE: ANIMALS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENTS
2.L.5. The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the structures of animals help them survive and grow in their environments.
2.L.5A. Conceptual Understanding: There are many different groups of animals. One way to group animals is by using their physical characteristics. Animals have basic needs that provide for energy, growth, reproduction, and protection. Animals have predictable characteristics at different stages of development.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
2.L.5A.3. Construct explanations using observations and measurements of an animal as it grows and changes to describe the stages of development of the animal.