S:LS1:4:2.4 Identify the basic needs of plants and animals in order to stay alive (i.e., water, air, food, space).
S:LS1:4:3.1 Distinguish between plant and animal characteristics that are inherited, such as eye color in humans and the shape of leaves in plants, and those that are affected by their environment, such as grass turning brown due to lack of water.
S:LS1:4:3.4 Predict, sequence, or compare the life stages of organisms (plants and animals): e.g., put images of life stages of an organism in order, predict the next stage in sequence, and compare two organisms.
LS2 Energy flows and matter recycles through an ecosystem.
S:LS2:4:1.1 Describe how the nature of an organism's environment, such as the availability of a food source, the quantity and variety of other species present, and the physical characteristics of the environment affect the organism's patterns of behavior.
S:LS2:4:1.2 Describe the interaction of living organisms with nonliving things
2 Flow of Energy
S:LS2:4:2.1 Recognize that the transfer of energy through food is necessary for all living organisms and describe the organization of food webs.
S:LS3:4:3.2 Recognize that for any particular environment, some kinds of animals and plants survive well, some less well, and some cannot survive at all.
LS4 Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
S:LS4:4:1.1 Recognize that an individual organism's behavior is affected by internal cues, such as hunger and thirst; and describe how an organism uses its senses to understand and respond to these cues.
S:LS4:4:1.2 Recognize that an individual organism's behavior is influenced by external cues, such as seasonal change; and describe how an organism might react, such as migrating or hibernating.
S:LS4:4:1.3 Recognize behaviors that may be unsafe or unhealthy for themselves and others.
S:LS4:4:2.1 Explain how the amount of rest and the types of food, exercise and recreation humans choose can influence and affect their well-being.
S:LS4:4:2.2 Recognize that vitamins and minerals are needed in small amounts and are essential to maintain proper health.
S:LS4:4:2.3 Explain how proper food preparation and appropriate food handling practices can maintain the safety and quality of food.
3 Human Identity
S:LS4:4:3.1 Identify what the physical structures of humans do (e.g., sense organs – eyes, ears, skin, etc.) or compare physical structures of humans to similar structures of animals.
S:LS4:4:3.2 Distinguish between characteristics of humans that are inherited from parents (i.e., hair color, height, skin color, eye color) and others that are learned (e.g., riding a bike, singing a song, playing a game, reading).
S:LS4:4:3.3 Recognize the nutritional value of different foods and distinguish between healthy and unhealthy food choices using data gathered from food labels and dietary guidelines, such as the food pyramid.
LS5 The growth of scientific knowledge in Life Science has been advanced through the development of technology and is used (alone or in combination with other sciences) to identify, understand and solve local and global issues.
1 Design Technology
S:LS5:4:1.1 Recognize that man uses various mechanical devices to record and describe living organisms.
S:LS5:4:2.1 Demonstrate the use of appropriate tools and simple equipment, such as thermometers, magnifiers and microscopes to gather data and extend the senses.
S:LS5:4:2.2 Identify and describe the purpose of tools used by health care professionals, such as X-rays and stethoscopes.
3 Social Issues (Local and Global), Medical Technology, Biotechnology
S:LS5:4:3.1 Recognize that medical technology provides information about a body's condition, such as determining blood pressure, and recognizing the need to repair, replace and support the affected body parts.
S:LS5:4:3.2 Recognize that biotechnology refers to the different ways humans modify the living environment to meet their needs, including growing food, genetic engineering and using living organisms such as yeast to prepare foods.
4 Career Technical Education Connections
S:LS5:4:4.1 Identify some jobs/careers that require knowledge and use of life science content and/or skills.