Primates 101

Students will develop an understanding of the great diversity among the primate order. Students will understand how animal behavior can be used in a zoo setting.

State Standards include-

Grades 3-5

Life Science: Earth's Living History: Changes in an organism's environment are sometimes beneficial to its survival and sometimes harmful

Life Science: Interactions within Ecosystems: Organisms perform a variety of roles in an ecosystem

National Standards include-

Grades K-4

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Systems: Characteristics of organisms; Life cycles of organisms; and Organisms and environment

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Characteristics and changes in populations; Types of resources; Changes in environments; and Science and technology in local challenges

Grades 5-8

Science as Inquiry: Abilities necessary to do scientific inquiry; and Understandings about scientific inquiry

Life Science: Structure and function in living systems; Reproduction and heredity; Regulation and behavior; Population and behavior; and Diversity and adaptations of organisms

Science in Personal and Social Perspectives: Personal health; Populations, resources, and environments; Natural hazards; Risks and benefits; and Science and technology in society


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