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  • How an organisim's behavior allows it to survive in an environment
  • How and organism can maintain a stable interneal environment while living in a constantly changing external environment
  • What characteristics of organisms can change over several generations
  • The similarities between symbiotic and competitive relationships in organisms within an ecosystem (i.e. lichen, mistletoe/ trees, clownfish/sea anemone, native/non-native species
  • To analyze the following behavioral cycles of organisms- hibernation, migration, domancy (plants)
  • To describe the following factors that allow for the survival of living organisms- protective coloration, beak design, seed dispersal, pollination 
  • (Common Core Standards) Follow precisely a multistep procedure when carrying out experiments, taking measurements, or performing technical tasks.
  • (Common Core Standards) Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of science and technical texts.
  • (Common Core Standards) Determine the meaning of symbols, key terms, and other domain-specific words and phrases as they are used in a specific scientific or techmical context relevant to texts and topics.
  • (Common Core Standards) Integrate quantitative or technical information expressed in words in a text with a version of that information expressed visually.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write informative/explainatory texts including the narration of historical events, scientific procedures/experiments or technical processes.
  • (Common Core Standards) Write routinely over extended time frames and shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.