LA.LS-M. Life Science: The students will become aware of the characteristics and life cycles of organisms and understand their relationships to each other and to their environment.
GLE-E-26. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Identify and describe ecosystems of local importance (LS-M-C3)
GLE-E-27. Grade Level Expectation: Populations and Ecosystems: Compare common traits of organisms within major ecosystems (LS-M-C3)
LS-M-C3. Populations and Ecosystems: investigating major ecosystems and recognizing physical properties and organisms within each. (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
LA.SE-M. Science and the Environment: In learning environmental science, students will develop an appreciation of the natural environment, learn the importance of environmental quality, and acquire a sense of stewardship. As consumers and citizens, they will be able to recognize how our personal, professional, and political actions affect the natural world.
SE-M-A1. Demonstrating knowledge that an ecosystem includes living and nonliving factors and that humans are an integral part of ecosystems. (1, 3, 4, 5)