Strands for Curriculum Scope, and Sequence...Missouri DESE Curriculum and Assessment Strands, K-8 Grade level application

Cave Life 

Strand 3...Characteristics and Interactions of Living Organisms

Kindergarten- Identify and compare different kinds of plants and animals.
Grade 1- Identify the basic needs of plants and animals. Predict growth rate with altered conditions.
Grade 1- Identify and compare the physical structure of plants.
Grade 1- Identify and compare appendages and sensory organs of cave animals.
Grade 1- Identify the function of cave plants with a focus on water, light, and reproduction.
Grade 1- Identify the function of cave animals with a focus on water, movement, food, and reproduction.
Grade 1- Distinguish differences between cave plants and animals.
Grade 2- Identify and record observations of the life cycles of cave animals.
Grade 3- Identify and record observations of the life cycles of cave plants.
Grade 3- Identify major organs and features of cave plants.
Grade 5- Compare animal structures...gills, fins, lens, and eyes.
Grade 5- Classification of cave plants & animals.

Strand 4...Changes in Ecosystem and Interactions of Organisms with their Environment

Grade 3- Identify differences to the food chain - with and without sunlight.
Grade 4- Identify ways organisms interact with environment.
Grade 4- Identify how environments support different types of plants and animals.
Grade 4- Describe how humans changing the environment has had effect on other organisms.
Grade 4- Food Chain - predator/prey
Grade 4- Describe how plant structures help them survive in different environments.
Grade 4- Identify how changes in the environment cause plants and animals to adapt.