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.
3.10. The student will investigate and understand that natural events and human influences can affect the survival of species. Key concepts include
3.10.a) The interdependency of plants and animals.
3.5. The student will investigate and understand relationships among organisms in aquatic and terrestrial food chains. Key concepts include
3.5.a) Producer, consumer, decomposer.
3.5.b) Herbivore, carnivore, omnivore.
3.6. The student will investigate and understand that ecosystems support a diversity of plants and animals that share limited resources. Key concepts include
3.6.a) Aquatic ecosystems.
3.6.b) Terrestrial ecosystems.
3.6.c) Populations and communities.