4th Grade

Understand the effects of environmental changes,
adaptations and behaviors that enable animals (including
humans) to survive in changing habitats.

Give examples of changes in an organism’s environment that
are beneficial to it and some that are harmful.

Explain how animals meet their needs by using behaviors in
response to information received from the environment.

Explain how humans can adapt their behavior to live in
changing habitats (e.g., recycling wastes, establishing rain
gardens, planting trees and shrubs to prevent flooding and

4.L.1.4 Explain how differences among animals of the same
population sometimes give individuals an advantage in
surviving and reproducing in changing habitats.