Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards
MD.3.0. Life Science: The students will use scientific skills and processes to explain the dynamic nature of living things, their interactions, and the results from the interactions that occur over time.
3.A.1. Diversity of Life: Explain how animals and plants can be grouped according to observable features.
3.A.1.a. Observe and compile a list of a variety of animals or plants in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.
3.A.1.b. Classify a variety of animals and plants according to their observable features and provide reasons for placing them into different groups.
3.A.1.c. Given a list of additional animals or plants, decide whether or not they could be placed within the established groups or does a new group have to be added.
3.A.1.d. Describe what classifying tells us about the relatedness among the animals or plants placed within any group.