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4 ) Gather evidence to support how plants and animals provide for their needs by altering their environment (e.g., tree roots breaking a sidewalk to provide space, red fox burrowing to create a den to raise young, humans growing gardens for food and building roads for transportation).
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5 ) Plan and carry out an investigation, using one variable at a time (e.g.,
water, light, soil, air), to determine the growth needs of plants.
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9 ) Examine evidence to support an argument that the internal and external
structures of plants (e.g., thorns, leaves, stems, roots, colored petals, xylem,
phloem) and animals (e.g., heart, stomach, lung, brain, skin) function to
support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
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13 ) Plan and carry out investigations to examine properties of soils and soil
types (e.g., color, texture, capacity to retain water, ability to support growth
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11 ) Analyze and interpret data to predict how environmental conditions (e.g.,
weather, availability of nutrients, location) and genetic factors (e.g.,
selective breeding of cattle or crops) influence the growth of organisms (e.g.,
drought decreasing plant growth, adequate supply of nutrients for maintaining
normal plant growth, identical plant seeds growing at different rates in
different weather conditions, fish growing larger in large ponds than in small