Recognize differences between living organisms and non-living materials and sort them into groups

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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.LS1.2 Recognize differences between living organisms and non-living materials and sort them into groups by observable physical attributes.

Component Idea:

B. Growth and Development of Organisms

The focus should be on the idea that living organisms all go through a basic life cycle that includes: birth, growth and reproduction, and death. This can extend to the idea that adult plants and animals having young. In some animals, adults and young behave in ways that help the young to survive. Students should be given the opportunity to make observations of sets of living and non-living things in order to create a classification system based on their observations.

Pattern

Students recognize, classify, and record the patterns they observe in natural or man-made systems.

Analyzing and interpreting data.

Students set a foundation for data analysis by recording their thoughts and observations about patterns and events in a manner that can be shared with others.