(5.10) Adaptations and Life Cycles
Students look at how adaptations help organisms survive and differentiate between inherited traits and learned behaviors. They also understand complete and incomplete metamorphosis of insects.
The student is expected to compare the structures and functions of different species that help them live and survive such as hooves on prairie animals or webbed feet in aquatic animals.
The student is expected to differentiate between inherited traits of plants and animals such as spines on a cactus or shape of a beak and learned behaviors such as an animal learning tricks or a child riding a bicycle.