New Hampshire Standards
NH.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, and species).
S:LS1:4:2.1. Living Things and Organization: Students will recognize that living organisms have certain structures and systems that perform specific functions, facilitating survival, growth and reproduction.
S:LS1:4:2.3. Living Things and Organization: Students identify and explain how the physical structures of an organism (plants or animals) allow it to survive in its habitat/environment (e.g., roots for water; nose to smell fire).
S:LS1:4:2.4. Living Things and Organization: Students identify the basic needs of plants and animals in order to stay alive (i.e., water, air, food, space).
S:LS1:4:3.2. Reproduction: Students will recognize that living organisms have life cycles, which include birth, growth and development, reproduction, and death; and explain how these life cycles vary for different organisms.
S:LS1:4:3.4. Reproduction: Students will predict, sequence, or compare the life stages of organisms (plants and animals): e.g., put images of life stages of an organism in order, predict the next stage in sequence, and compare two organisms.
S:LS1:4.2.2. Living Things and Organization: Students identify and describe the function of the plant structures responsible for food production, water transport, support, reproduction, growth and protection.
NH.LS2. Life Science: Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:4:1.1. Environment: Students will describe how the nature of an organism's environment, such as the availability of a food source, the quantity and variety of other species present, and the physical characteristics of the environment affect the organism's patterns of behavior.
S:LS2:4:3.1. Recycling of Materials: Students will recognize that plants and animals interact with one another in various ways besides providing food, such as seed dispersal or pollination.
NH.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (e.g. evolution, natural selection, structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
S:LS3:4:1.2. Change: Students will provide examples of how an organism's inherited characteristics can adapt and change over time in response to changes in the environment.
S:LS3:4:3.2. Natural Selection: Students will recognize that for any particular environment, some kinds of animals and plants survive well, some less well, and some cannot survive at all.
NH.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
S:LS4:4:1.1. Behavior: Students will recognize that an individual organism's behavior is affected by internal cues, such as hunger and thirst; and describe how an organism uses its senses to understand and respond to these cues.
S:LS4:4:1.2. Behavior: Students will recognize that an individual organism's behavior is influenced by external cues, such as seasonal change; and describe how an organism might react, such as migrating or hibernating.
NH.SPS2. Science Process Skills: Unifying Concepts of Science
S:SPS2:4:4.3. Patterns of Change: Students will apply skills from previous grades and demonstrate that some features of things may stay the same even when other features change (e.g., some patterns look the same when they are shifted over, turned, reflected, or seen from different directions).