Short-Distance and Long-Distance Migrants
Comparing Robins and Hummingbirds

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National Science Education Standards
  • Ask a question about objects, organisms, events.
  • Use data to conduct a reasonable explanation.
  • Scientists use different kinds of investigations depending on the questions they are trying to answer.

Life Science

  • Organisms have basic needs. They can survive only in environments in which their needs can be met.
  • The behavior of individual organisms is influenced by internal cues and by external cues.
  • An organism's behavior patterns are related to the nature of that organism's environment, including the kinds and number of other organisms present, the availability of food and resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment.

Earth Science

  • Weather changes from day to day and over the seasons.
National Geography Standards
  • How to use maps and other geographic representations, tools, and technologies to acquire, process, and report information.
National Math Standards
  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.
  • Select and use appropriate statistical methods to analyze data.