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What do all organisms have in common?

Common Core Standards 2017-2018 Print Unit 1
Primary - Science - Grade 3 - Unit 1
Plants and Animals
Students will learn about plants and animals inherited and variation of traits, adaptations, survival and life cycles.
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3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. 

3-LS3-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

3-LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

3-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. 

3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

3-LS4-1 Analyze and interpret data from fossils to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

3-LS4-3 Construct an agument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and animals that live there may change.

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Life Cycle

existence 

Reproduction

organism

Traits

inherited

environmental

characteristics

natural selection

reproduction

surviving

habitat

fossils

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