3-LS1-1: Plant and Animal Life Cycles

Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. (Patterns)

Clarification Statement: Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern.

Assessment Boundary: Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.


Science Practices
Developing and Using Models

Crosscutting Concepts
Patterns



Assessments

The following assessments were created by science teachers hoping to better understand the NGSS. In most cases teachers went from standard to assessment in around an hour.  These are drafts and should be used accordingly. Feel free to improve these assessments or contribute to the collection. Learn more about assessment design here.


Phenomena

 

Anchor Charts


Video


Vocabulary

Organisms (both plant* and animal**)
Life cycles
 - Birth
 - Growth
 - Reproduction
 - Death
Patterns

* flowering plants
** no human reproduction

Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. (Patterns)


Learning Plans


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