K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

SL.K.5 ELA/Literacy - Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1) Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1) Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1) Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

SL.K.5 ELA/Literacy - Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1) Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1) Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1) Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

## Crosscutting Concepts

### Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

SL.K.5 ELA/Literacy - Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1) Mathematics - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1) Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1) Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.

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