VA.3. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
EARTH PATTERNS, CYCLES, AND CHANGE
3.8. The student will investigate and understand basic patterns and cycles occurring in nature. Key concepts include
3.8.b) Animal life cycles.
3.8.c) Plant life cycles.
INTERRELATIONSHIPS IN EARTH/SPACE SYSTEMS
3.7. The student will investigate and understand the major components of soil, its origin, and its importance to plants and animals including humans. Key concepts include
3.7.a) Soil provides the support and nutrients necessary for plant growth.
3.4. The student will investigate and understand that adaptations allow animals to satisfy life needs and respond to the environment. Key concepts include
3.4.a) Behavioral adaptations.
3.4.b) Physical adaptations.
3.5. The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains. Key concepts include
3.5.c) Predator and prey.