VA.5. Virginia 2010 Science Standards of Learning
5.5. The student will investigate and understand that organisms are made of one or more cells and have distinguishing characteristics that play a vital role in the organism's ability to survive and thrive in its environment. Key concepts include
5.5.b) Classification of organisms using physical characteristics, body structures, and behavior of the organism.
SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, REASONING, AND LOGIC
5.1. The student will demonstrate an understanding of scientific reasoning, logic, and the nature of science by planning and conducting investigations in which
5.1.a) Items such as rocks, minerals, and organisms are identified using various classification keys.