K-LS1-1: Plant and Animal Needs

Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.

Assessment Boundary: none


Science Practices

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

  • Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions.
  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.
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Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

  • All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow.
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Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

  • Patterns in the natural and human designed world can be observed and used as evidence.
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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

Patterns
Plants
Animals
Humans
Survival
Needs
Food
Water
Light


Learning Plans


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