SCI-04.LS1.01

Life Science Logo4th Grade (SCI) Science Standards
[LS1] From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

SCI-04.LS1.01 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.

Clarification Statement: Examples of structures could include thorns, stems, roots, colored petals, heart, stomach, lung, brain, skin, quills, horns, tusks, scales, etc
Disciplinary Core Ideas
Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.


Student Learning Targets:

Knowledge Targets

  • I can identify the major parts of plants and animals.
  • I can identify adaptations that help plants and animals survive in their environment.

Reasoning Targets

  • I can classify animals by characteristics (vertebrates/invertebrates).
  • I can compare structures in plants and animals that serve different functions in survival, growth and reproduction.
  • I can understand that “Plants and animals have both internal and external structures that serve various functions in growth, survival, behavior, and reproduction.”

Skills (Performance) Targets

  • I can compare and refine arguments based on an evaluation of the evidence presented. 
  • I can plan and conduct an investigation collaboratively to produce data to serve as the basis for evidence, using fair tests in which variables are controlled and the number of trials considered.

Product Targets

  • I can construct and/or support an argument with evidence, data, and/or a model.

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.
  • construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
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

  • leaf 
  • plant 
  • root 
  • stem
  • reproduction 
  • pollination 
  • pollen 
  • fertilization 
  • seed dispersal

Websites

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