IL.12. Concepts and Principles: Understand the fundamental concepts, principles and interconnections of the life, physical and earth/space sciences.
12.A. Know and apply concepts that explain how living things function, adapt and change.
12.A.2a. Describe simple life cycles of plants and animals and the similarities and differences in their offspring.
12.A.2b. Categorize features as either inherited or learned (e.g., flower color or eye color is inherited; language is learned).
12.B. Know and apply concepts that describe how living things interact with each other and with their environment.
12.B.2a. Describe relationships among various organisms in their environments (e.g., predator/prey, parasite/host, food chains and food webs).
12.B.2b. Identify physical features of plants and animals that help them live in different environments (e.g., specialized teeth for eating certain foods, thorns for protection, insulation for cold temperature).
IL.13. Science, Technology, and Society: Understand the relationships among science, technology and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
13.B. Know and apply concepts that describe the interaction between science, technology and society.
13.B.2c. Identify and explain ways that science and technology influence the lives and careers of people.