MS.3. Life Science: Predict characteristics, structures, life cycles, environments, evolution, and diversity of organisms.
3.a. Compare and contrast the diversity of organisms due to adaptations to show how organisms have evolved as a result of environmental changes. (DOK 2)
3.a.2. Adaptations that increase an organism's chances to survive and reproduce in a particular habitat (e.g., cacti needles/leaves, fur/scales)
3.b. Research and classify the organization of living things. (DOK 2)
3.b.2. Function of the major parts of body systems (nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, skeletal, muscular) and the ways they support one another