2-LS4-1: Habitats and Biodiversity

Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. (Patterns)

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include specific animal and plant names in specific habitats.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans

Crosscutting Concepts


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Habitat (e.g. garden, forest, stream, lake)
Living things (e.g. flowers, trees, fish, clams)


Learning Plans


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