MS.3. Life Science: Describe the characteristics, structures, life cycles, and environments of organisms.
3.a. Research and explain diverse life forms (including vertebrates and invertebrates) that live in different environments and the structures that serve different functions in their survival (e.g., methods of movement, defense, camouflage). (DOK 2)
3.c. Investigate the relationships between the basic needs of different organisms and discern how adaptations enable an organism to survive in a particular environment. (DOK 2)
3.d. Illustrate how the adult animal will look, when given pictures of young animals (e.g., birds, fish, cats, frogs, caterpillars, etc.) (DOK 2)
3.e. Recall that organisms can survive only when in environments (deserts, tundras, forests, grasslands, taigas, wetlands) in which their needs are met and interpret the interdependency of plants and animals within a food chain, including producer, consumer, decomposer, herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, predator, and prey. (DOK 2)