Lions, Tigers, and Bears, Oh My!!
An Investigation into Animals

SCI-3-5-G.1.2. The student knows that living things compete in a climatic region with other living things and that structural adaptations make them fit for an environment.
SCI-3-5-G.1.5. The student knows that animals eat plants or other animals to acquire the energy they need for survival.
Standard 2 The student understands the consequences of using limited natural resources.
SCI-3-5-G.2.2. The student knows that the size of a population is dependent upon the available resources within its community.
SCI-3-5-G.2.3. The student understands that changes in the habitat of an organism may be beneficial or harmful.
Grade Level Expectations
Third Grade
6 Processes of Life
SC-3.6.A. understands the various ways that animals depend on plants for survival (for example, food, shelter, oxygen).
SC-3.6.B. knows the common and distinguishing characteristics of groups of vertebrate animals (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians).

Pinellas County Schools Technology Standards
Strand 5 Technology Research Tools
Standard 10 Students use technology to locate, evaluate, and collect information from a variety of sources.
5.10.1. Use the Internet for research, information analysis, problem solving, and decision-making in content learning.
Standard 11 Students use technology tools to process data and report results.
5.11.2. Incorporate data into an appropriate reporting format (e.g. spreadsheet generated chart, presentation software, word processing document)
Strand 6 Technology Problem-Solving and Decision Making Tools
Standard 13 Students use technology resources for solving problems and making informed decisions.
6.13.3. Determine hardware, software, or connectivity capabilities needed to accomplish a given task. (I.e. Choose Excel to chart graphs for science fair project, choose computer, LCD projector, and PowerPoint to create and present a group project)