Ohio Learning Standards
LIFE SCIENCE (LS)
Topic: Behavior, Growth and Changes - This topic explores life cycles of organisms and the relationship between the natural environment and an organism’s (physical and behavioral) traits, which affect its ability to survive and reproduce.
3.LS.2: Individuals of the same kind of organism differ in their inherited traits. These differences give some individuals an advantage in surviving and/or reproducing.
Plants and animals have physical features that are associated with the environments where they live.
Plants and animals have certain physical or behavioral characteristics that influence their chances of surviving in particular environments.
3.LS.3: Plants and animals have life cycles that are part of their adaptations for survival in their natural environments.
Worldwide, organisms are growing, reproducing, dying and decaying. The details of the life cycle are different for different organisms, which affects their ability to survive and reproduce in their natural environments.