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Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats. Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., read a number of books on a single topic to produce a report; record science observations).
With guidance and support from adults and peers, focus on a topic and strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing.