Explain that although characteristics of plants and animals are inherited, some characteristics can be affected by the environment.
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 4
Body of Knowledge: Life Science
Idea: Level 3: Strategic Thinking & Complex Reasoning
Big Idea: Heredity and Reproduction - A. Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other.

B. Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved
Assessed: Yes


Integrate HE.4.C.1.6. Identify the human body parts and organs that work together to form healthy body systems.