Carolina Biological-Knowledge Center - March 10-2023

The Standards

Disciplinary Core Ideas

Life Science (LS)

Listed below are the Disciplinary Core Ideas (DCI) for Life Science and bullet points for their specific grade band progression.


LS2: Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior

Primary School (K-2)
Elementary School (3-5)

Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size.

Middle School (6-8)
High School (9-12)

Group behavior has evolved because membership can increase the chances of survival for individuals and their genetic relatives.