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.B.1. Cells: Explore the world of minute living things to describe what they look like, how they live, and how they interact with their environment.
3.B.1.a. Use magnifying instruments to observe and describe using drawings or text (oral or written) minute organisms, such as brine shrimp, algae, aphids, etc. that are found in different environments.
3.B.1.b. Describe any observable activity displayed by these organisms.
3.B.1.c. Provide reasons that support the conclusion that these organisms are alive.
3.B.1.d. Use information gathered about these minute organisms to compare mechanisms they have to satisfy their basic needs to those used by larger organisms.