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.C.1. Genetics: Explain that in order for offspring to resemble their parents, there must be a reliable way to transfer information from one generation to the next.
3.C.1.b. Explain that some likenesses between parents and offspring are inherited (such as eye color in humans, nest building in birds, or flower color in plants) and other likenesses are learned (such as language in humans or songs in birds).
3.D.1. Evolution: Explain that individuals of the same kind differ in their characteristics, and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.
3.D.1.a. Describe ways in which organisms in one habitat differ from those in another habitat and consider how these differences help them survive and reproduce.
3.D.1.b. Explain that the characteristics of an organism affect its ability to survive and reproduce.