4-LS1-1: Internal and External Structures
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. (Systems and System Models)
Clarification Statement: Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, and skin.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to macroscopic structures within plant and animal systems.
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Plants structures (e.g. thorns, stems, roots, petals)
Animal structures (e.g. heart, stomach, brain, skin)
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