Science Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Introduction to animals

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

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.1. Obtain and communicate information about the characteristics of plants and animals to develop models which classify plants as flowering or nonflowering and animals as vertebrate or invertebrate.
4.L.5B. Conceptual Understanding: Plants and animals have physical characteristics that allow them to receive information from the environment. Structural adaptations within groups of plants and animals allow them to better survive and reproduce.
Students who demonstrate this understanding can:
4.L.5B.3. Construct explanations for how structural adaptations (such as methods for defense, locomotion, obtaining resources, or camouflage) allow animals to survive in the environment.