Animal: Praying MantisMantis face

Third Grade
Ohio Department of Education
Science Academic Content Standards


Life Sciences

Diversity and Interdependence of Life

2. Relate animal structures to their specific survival functions (e.g., obtaining food, escaping or hiding from enemies).

Note: In the 3rd grade, we will also consider the ways to tell the difference between a grown-up bug and a not-grown-up one. This discussion is targeted at the following:


1. Compare the life cycles of different animals including birth to adulthood, reproduction and death (e.g., egg-tadpole-frog, egg-caterpillar-chrysalis-butterfly).

Diversity and Interdependence of Life

3. Classify animals according to their characteristics (e.g., body coverings and body structure).







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