SCI-03.LS1.01

Life Science Logo3rd Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

SCI-03.LS1.01 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all experience birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Clarification Statement: Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can

Reasoning Targets

  • I can

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can

Product Targets

  • I can develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

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).
  • develop and create a model of an organism's life cycle. 
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).
  • develop and create a model of an organisms life cycle and explain some the important events, such as birth, growth, reproduction, and death. 
  • create a model of an animal or plant’s life cycle.  
  • explain some of the important events in their organism’s life.
3 Proficient
“The Standard.”
... demonstrates no major errors or omissions regarding any of the information and processes that were end of instruction expectations.
  • develop and create a model of an organisms life cycle and explain some the important events, such as birth, growth, reproduction, and death. 
  • explain all of the important events in their organism’s life.
4 Advanced
... demonstrates in-depth inferences and applications regarding more complex material that go beyond end of instruction expectations.
  • descriptors

Resources

Vocabulary

  • words
  • list

Websites

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

Sample Activity:

student will create a model of an animal or plant’s life cycle.

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