Use information from observations to identify differences between plants and animals (locomotion,

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Disciplinary Core Idea

LS1: From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Standard Text and Component Idea

Explanation and Support of Standard

Crosscutting Concept

Science and Engineering Practice

K.LS1.1 Use information from observations to identify differences between plants and animals (locomotion, obtainment of food, and take in air/gasses).

Component Idea:

C. Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

This standard covers the idea that living organisms must get certain materials in order to live and grow. Without these materials, the animals cannot get bigger. Focus should be on the needs and sources for energy and materials for growth, as well as observing the differences between the needs of plants and animals. (Specific material needs include animals need food for survival while plants need water and light.)

Students can be led to patterns such as: plants are often anchored to the ground while animals are free to move and many do move in order to find food. Plants are able to be sessile, as they need only light and water.

This standard is different from 2.LS2.1 that focuses on the external structures of animals.

Cause and Effect

Students identify cause and effect relationships through observable patterns, utilizing simple tests to provide evidence that supports or refutes their ideas.

Engaging in argument from evidence

Students create and identify evidence-based arguments and consider degree to which an argument is supported by evidence.