Disciplinary Core Ideas
LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms
• All animals need food in order to live and grow. They obtain their food from plants or from other animals. Plants need water and light to live and grow. (K-LS1-1)
Performance Expectations Students who demonstrate understanding can:
K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.]
Use the Template and Resource Links to Fulfill NGSS
ll. Introductory Activities to Assess Prior Knowledge
A. Simple Activities - that assess students’ understanding of what animals and plants need to live and grow.
What Do Living Things Need? Fill in The Blank
What Do Living Things Need - Matching
What Living Things Need - Labeling
All Animals Eat Food - Matching
Meat Eater or Plant Eater? Card Sorting
Animal Diets: Print-Copy-Cut-Paste
What Do I Eat? Match the Animal to its Food
African Grassland Food Web Puppet Show (Pre-K- Grade 2)
Food Web on the African Savannah - Critical Thinking
What Rainforest Animals Eat - Matching
What Desert Animals Eat - Matching
lll. New Knowledge - Text
A. Read to your students about what animals and plants need to eat to live and grow.
What Animals and Plants Need to Live and Grow - Read Aloud
Inquiry related to the plant's needs of water and air.
Parts of a Plant - Model Making Activity
What Plants Need to Grow - Investigation
Learning About Plants - Make a Terrarium
Photosynthesis - A Simple Experiment
V. Summarize Knowledge - Enduring Understandings
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Amsel, Sheri. "Kindergarten - K-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. March 21, 2023
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