SCI-01.LS1.01

Life Science Logo1st Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

SCI-01.LS1.01 Construct an evidence-based argument with the use of a drawing or a model that illustrates how structures of plants or animals help them survive in their habitat.

Clarification Statement: Examples could include a turtle shell protects its body and an acorn shell protects its seed.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.A: Structure and Function -All organisms have external parts. Different animals use their body parts in different ways to see, hear, grasp objects, protect themselves, move from place to place, and seek, find and take in food, water and air. Plants also have different parts (roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits) that help them survive and grow.
LS1.D: Information Processing -Animals have body parts that capture and convey different kinds of information needed for growth and survival. Animals respond to these inputs with behaviors that help them survive. Plants also respond to some external inputs


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can name human made objects that mimic plants or animals to survive, grow, and meet our needs. 
  • I can identify a human problem.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can make a connection between plants/animals with a possible solution. 
  • I can explore possible solutions to solve the problem.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can design an object that mimics a plant or an animal to solve a problem. 
  • I can construct my object that will solve the problem. 
  • I can explain how this object solves the problem.

Product Targets

  • I can

Proficiency Scale

The Student ...
1 Beginning
... with help, demonstrates a partial understanding of some of the simpler details and processes (Score 2.0 content) and some of the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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2 Developing
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding the simpler details and processes but exhibits major errors or omissions regarding the more complex ideas and processes (Score 3.0 content).
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3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs. I can name human made objects that mimic plants or animals to survive, grow, and meet our needs. I can identify a human problem. I can explore possible solutions to solve the problem. I can make a connection between plants/animals with a possible solution. I can design an object that mimics a plant or an animal to solve a problem. I can construct my object that will solve the problem. I can explain how this object solves the problem.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
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Resources

Vocabulary

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Websites

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