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Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
K
Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive, grow, and meet their needs.*

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
1
Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
1
Make observations to construct an evidence-based account that young plants and animals are like, but not exactly like, their parents.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
1
Plan and conduct an investigation to determine if plants need sunlight and water to grow.

Performance Expectation

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

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
2
Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
K-2
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
Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3
Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence that plants and animals have traits inherited from parents and that variation of these traits exists in a group of similar organisms.

Performance Expectation

Grade: 
3-5
3