South Carolina Standards & Learning
SC.4.L. LIFE SCIENCE: CHARACTERISTICS AND GROWTH OF ORGANISMS
4.L.5. The student will demonstrate an understanding of how the structural characteristics and traits of plants and animals allow them to survive, grow, and reproduce.
4.L.5A. Conceptual Understanding: Scientists have identified and classified many types of plants and animals. Each plant or animal has a unique pattern of growth and development called a life cycle. Some characteristics (traits) that organisms have are inherited and some result from interactions with the environment.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
4.L.5A.3. Develop and use models to compare the stages of growth and development in various animals.
4.L.5A.4. Construct scientific arguments to support claims that some characteristics of organisms are inherited from parents and some are influenced by the environment.