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All of the Bayville interactives are connected to Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum science standards. Here There Be Monsters is also connected to standards in the language arts VSC. Those language arts standards are listed below the science VSC charts below.

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Science - Grade 4

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Earth/Space Science

B. Earth History

2.  Recognize and explain that fossils provide evi­dence about the plants and animals that lived long ago and about the nature of the environment at that time. 

a. Recognize and explain that the remains or imprints of plants or animals can become fossils.

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c. Identify what an animal or plant fossil is able to tell about the environment in which it lived.

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Life Science

D. Evolution

1. Explain that individuals of the same kind differ in their characteristics, and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.

a. Describe ways in which organisms in one habitat differ from those in another habitat and consider how these differences help them survive and reproduce.

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b. Explain that the characteristics of an organism affect its ability to survive and reproduce.

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F. Ecology

1.  Explain ways that individuals and groups of organisms interact with each other and their environment.

a.   Identify and describe the interactions of organisms present in a habitat.

  • Competition for space, food, and water
  • Beneficial interactions: nesting, pollination, seed dispersal
  • Roles within food chains and webs: scavengers, decomposers, etc.

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b.   Explain that changes in an organism’s habitat are sometimes beneficial to it and sometimes harmful.

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Environmental Science

B. Environmental Issues

1.  Recognize and describe that people depend on, change, and are affected by the environment.

a. Identify and describe that human activities in a community or region are affected by environmental factors, such as presence and quality of water, soil type, temperature, and precipitation.

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