New Mexico Standards
NM.II. Content of Science: Life Science: Understand the properties, structures, and processes of living things and the interdependence of living things and their environments.
II-A. Explain the diverse structures and functions of living things and the complex relationships between living things and their environments.
II-A.1a. Understand how organisms interact with their physical environments to meet their needs (i.e., food, water, air) and how the water cycle is essential to most living systems.