South Carolina Standards
SC.6-1. Scientific Inquiry: The student will demonstrate an understanding of technological design and scientific inquiry, including process skills, mathematical thinking, controlled investigative design and analysis, and problem solving.
6-1.3. Classify organisms, objects, and materials according to their physical characteristics by using a dichotomous key.
SC.6-2. Structures, Processes, and Responses of Plants: The student will demonstrate an understanding of structures, processes, and responses of plants that allow them to survive and reproduce. (Life Science)
6-2.1. Summarize the characteristics that all organisms share (including the obtainment and use of resources for energy, the response to stimuli, the ability to reproduce, and process of physical growth and development).
6-2.2. Recognize the hierarchical structure of the classification (taxonomy) of organisms (including the seven major levels or categories of living things - namely, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species).