Understand the physical properties of Earth materials that make them useful in different ways.
Summarize the physical properties of Earth materials, including rocks, minerals, soils and water that make them useful in different ways.
Compare the properties of soil samples from different places relating their capacity to retain water, nourish and support the growth of certain plants
Understand characteristics of various environments and behaviors of humans that enable plants and animals to survive.
Recognize that plants and animals need air, water, light (plants only), space, food and shelter and that these may be found in their environment.
Give examples of how the needs of different plants and animals can be met by their environments in North Carolina or different places throughout the world.
Summarize ways that humans protect their environment and/or improve conditions for the growth of the plants and animals that live there (e.g., reuse or recycle products to avoid littering).
Summarize the needs of living organisms for energy and growth.
Summarize the basic needs of a variety of different plants (including air, water, nutrients, and light) for energy and growth.
Summarize the basic needs of a variety of different animals (including air, water, and food) for energy and growth.