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Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
K
Develop a simple model that mimics the function of an animal in dispersing seeds or pollinating plants.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
2
Develop a model to represent the shapes and kinds of land and bodies of water in an area.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
2
Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to solve a given problem.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
K
1
2
Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Develop a model of waves to describe patterns in terms of amplitude and wavelength and that waves can cause objects to move.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
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.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
4
Develop a model to describe that matter is made of particles too small to be seen.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5
Use models to describe that energy in animals’ food (used for body repair, growth, motion, and to maintain body warmth) was once energy from the sun.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
5