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.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.