New York Standards
NY.L4. The Living Environment: Students will understand and apply scientific concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the physical setting and living environment and recognize the historical development of ideas in science.
L4.3: Individual organisms and species change over time.
4.3.1. Describe how the structures of plants and animals complement the environment of the plant or animal.
L4.4: The continuity of life is sustained through reproduction and development.
4.4.1. Describe the major stages in the life cycles of selected plants and animals.
4.4.2. Describe evidence of growth, repair, and maintenance, such as nails, hair, and bone, and the healing of cuts and bruises.
L4.5: Organisms maintain a dynamic equilibrium that sustains life.
4.5.2. Describe some survival behaviors of common living specimens.