Florida State Stanadards

Benchmark Number: SC.5.L.15.1
Benchmark Description: Describe how, when the environment changes, differences between individuals allow some plants and animals to survive and reproduce while others die or move to new locations.

Subject Area: Science
Grade Level: 5
Body of Knowledge: Life Science
Big Idea: Diversity and Evolution of Living Organisms -

A. Earth is home to a great diversity of living things, but changes in the environment can affect their survival.

B. Individuals of the same kind often differ in their characteristics and sometimes the differences give individuals an advantage in surviving and reproducing.