OH.2. Life Sciences: Students demonstrate an understanding of how living systems function and how they interact with the physical environment. This includes an understanding of the cycling of matter and flow of energy in living systems. An understanding of the characteristics, structure and function of cells, organisms and living systems will be developed. Students will also develop a deeper understanding of the principles of heredity, biological evolution, and the diversity and interdependence of life. Students demonstrate an understanding of different historical perspectives, scientific approaches and emerging scientific issues associated with the life sciences.
2.5. Grade Level Indicator: Diversity and Interdependence of Life: Describe how organisms interact with one another in various ways (e.g., many plants depend on animals for carrying pollen or dispersing seeds).
2.A. Differentiate between the life cycles of different plants and animals.
2.B. Analyze plant and animal structures and functions needed for survival and describe the flow of energy through a system that all organisms use to survive.
2.C. Compare changes in an organism's ecosystem/habitat that affect its survival.
OH.5. Scientific Inquiry: Students develop scientific habits of mind as they use the processes of scientific inquiry to ask valid questions and to gather and analyze information. They understand how to develop hypotheses and make predictions. They are able to reflect on scientific practices as they develop plans of action to create and evaluate a variety of conclusions. Students are also able to demonstrate the ability to communicate their findings to others.
5.2. Grade Level Indicator: Doing Scientific Inquiry: Analyze a series of events and/or simple daily or seasonal cycles, describe the patterns and infer the next likely occurrence.