Ohio Learning Standards
LIFE SCIENCE (LS)
Topic: Earth’s Living History - This topic focuses on using fossil evidence and living organisms to observe that suitable habitats depend upon a combination of biotic and abiotic factors.
4.LS.1: Changes in an organism’s environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful.
Ecosystems can change gradually or dramatically. When the environment changes, some plants and animals survive and reproduce and others die or move to new locations.
4.LS.2: Fossils can be compared to one another and to present-day organisms according to their similarities and differences.
The concept of biodiversity is expanded to include different classification schemes based upon shared internal and external characteristics of organisms.