This package is a comprehensive unit to cover these standards. It explores the internal and external structures of plants that facilitate growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction and follows with a lab exploring stems, flowers, roots, seeds and leaves. The same treatment is given to animal structures and then structures
and purposes of both plants and animals are compared and contrasted through graphic organization, followed by a writing assignment. Information processing in animals is thoroughly covered through diagrams, graphic organization, and a research/presentation project.