Rhode Island Standards
RI.LS3. Life Science: Groups of organisms show evidence of change over time (structures, behaviors, and biochemistry).
LS3 (5-8) MAS+FAF-8. Use a model, classification system, or dichotomous key to illustrate, compare, or interpret possible relationships among groups of organisms (e.g., internal and external structures, anatomical features).
LS3 (5-6)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of classification of organisms by...
8a. Stating the value of, or reasons for, classification systems.
8b. Following a taxonomic key to identify a given organism (e.g. flowering and non-flowering plants).