science education

Exploring Nature Science Education Resource:

Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science Resources for K-12

Social Interactions and Group Behavior Graphic Organizer

Social Interactions and Group Behavior Graphic Organizer

Fulfillment of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Grade 3 - 3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS2.D: Social Interactions and Group Behavior
• Being part of a group helps animals obtain food, defend themselves, and cope with changes. Groups may serve different functions and vary dramatically in size (Note: Moved from K–2). (3-LS2-1)

 Performance Expectations Students who demonstrate understanding can:
3-LS2-1. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

Exploringnature.org has more than 2,000 illustrated animals. Read about them, color them, label them, learn to draw them.

cheetah, tiger, panda, fox, bear, cougar