MT.S3. Students, through the inquiry process, demonstrate knowledge of characteristics, structures and function of living things, the process and diversity of life, and how living organisms interact with each other and their environment.
S3.5. Create and use a basic classification scheme to identify plants and animals
S3.5.gr6-8.B. Identify and describe similarities and differences among organisms of different, but closely related taxa (i.e., pine trees, big cats, rodents ungulates)