3-LS2-1: Animal Groups 

Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive. (Cause and Effect)

Clarification Statement: none

Assessment Boundary: none

Crosscutting Concepts
Cause and Effect


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Animal groups
Survival (e.g. obtaining food, defense, response to environmental change)
Cause and Effect


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