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Information Processing in Desert Animals - Short Answer Quiz

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.

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Information Processing in Desert Animals - Short Answer Quiz

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Fulfillment of Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

Grade 1 - 1-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

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. (1-LS1-1)

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Grade 4 - 4-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
NGSS Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.D: Information Processing
• Different sense receptors are specialized for particular kinds of information, which may be then processed by the animal’s brain. Animals are able to use their perceptions and memories to guide their actions. (4-LS1-2)

 Performance Expectations Students who demonstrate understanding can:
4-LS1-2. Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways. [Clarification Statement: Emphasis is on systems of information transfer.] [Assessment Boundary: Assessment does not include the mechanisms by which the brain stores and recalls information or the mechanisms of how sensory receptors function.]

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