Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS Comprehensive)
NGSS.3-LS. LIFE SCIENCE
3-LS1. From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS1-1. Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.
3-LS1.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.B: Growth and Development of Organisms
LS1.B:1. Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1)
3-LS4. Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity - Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS4-2. Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing.
3-LS4.DCI. Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS4.C:1. For any particular environment, some kinds of organisms survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all. (3-LS4-3)