Ed Golson Outdoor Education

Animal Benchmarks

The following Benchmarks and Standards are addressed within the Animals Section of this site:

Science/Strand III/Content Standard 2/Elementary
Benchmark 1
Explain characteristics and functions of observable body parts in a variety of animals.
Benchmark 2
Compare and contrast (K-2) or classify (3-5) familiar organisms on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
Benchmark 3
Describe life cycles of familiar organisms.
Benchmark 4
Compare and contrast food, energy, and environmental needs of selected organisms.
Science/Strand III/Content Standard 4/Elementary
Benchmark 2
Explain how physical and behavioral characteristics of organisms help them to survive in their environments.
Science/Strand III/Content Standard 5/Elementary
Benchmark 1
Identify familiar organisms as part of a food chain or food web and describe their feeding relationships within the web.
Benchmark 2
Describe the basic requirements for all living things to maintain their existence.
Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/Middle School
Benchmark 5
Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the natural world.
Science/Strand III/Content Standard 2/Middle School
Benchmark 1
Compare and classify organisms into major groups on the basis of their structure.
Science/Strand III/Content Standard 5/Middle School
Benchmark 5
Explain how humans use and benefit from plant and animal materials (SCI.III.5.MS.5 ).
Science/Strand II/Content Standard 1/High School
Benchmark 6
Develop an awareness of and sensitivity to the natural world.
Science/Strand III/Content Standard 2/High School
Benchmark 1
Classify major groups of organisms to the kingdom level.

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