MA.LS. LIFE SCIENCE
Adaptations of Living Things
LS.7. Give examples of how changes in the environment (drought, cold) have caused some plants and animals to die or move to new locations (migration).
LS.8. Describe how organisms meet some of their needs in an environment by using behaviors (patterns of activities) in response to information (stimuli) received from the environment. Recognize that some animal behaviors are instinctive (e.g., turtles burying their eggs), and others are learned (e.g., humans building fires for warmth, chimpanzees learning how to use tools).
LS.9. Recognize plant behaviors, such as the way seedlings' stems grow toward light and their roots grow downward in response to gravity. Recognize that many plants and animals can survive harsh environments because of seasonal behaviors, e.g., in winter, some trees shed leaves, some animals hibernate, and other animals migrate.
Structures and Functions
LS.2. Identify the structures in plants (leaves, roots, flowers, stem, bark, wood) that are responsible for food production, support, water transport, reproduction, growth, and protection.
LS.3. Recognize that plants and animals go through predictable life cycles that include birth, growth, development, reproduction, and death.
LS.4. Describe the major stages that characterize the life cycle of the frog and butterfly as they go through metamorphosis.