SCI-02.LS4.01

Life Science Logo2nd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS4] Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

SCI-02.LS4.01 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on the diversity of living things in each of a variety of different habitats.
Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS4.D: Biodiversity and Humans -There are many different kinds of living things in any area, and they exist in different places on land and in water.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify different kinds of living things that live in an area.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can compare the diversity of how plants and animals lives in different habitats. 
  • I understand that living things have different habitats on land and water.

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can make observations of plants and animals in different habitats. 
  • I can make observations about the world to collect data.

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).
  • have little to no knowledge of plants and animals in different habitats.
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).
  • identify different kinds of living things that live in a habitat. 
  • understand that living things have different habitats on land and water.
  • identify different kinds of living things that live in an area.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • make observations of plants and animals in different habitats to compare diversity. 
  • compare the diversity of how plants and animals lives in different habitats. 
  • make observations of plants and animals in different habitats. 
  • make observations about the world to collect data.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • habitat 
  • diversity
  • observation 
  • compare

Websites

  • Title of website with a URL to open in a new window

Sample Activity: Insects and Plants Foss:

  • Investigations 1 & 4: Mealworms and Silkworms 
  • Investigation 2: Brassica Seeds (habitat support) 
  • Examples: Posters and Venn diagrams to compare/contrast habitats Pictures of habitats and have students tell what goes in that habitat Brainpop videos

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