Updated May 7, 2004

Science Life Science K-5

Kindergarten

Category State Standard State Indicator Fact, Concept, Genberalization Winnebago Indicator Activity Evaluation Levels

Life Science

Kindergarten

 

1.4  Life Science
Life science focuses on science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.
         
Kindergarten
1.4.1 By the end of first grade, students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things.
  • Differentiate between living and nonliving things.
  • Investigate how living things need food, water, and air to survive.
  • Describe how roots, stems, and leaves serve different functions for plants.
  • Compare and contrast animals by specific characteristics (e.g., body covering, diet, and locomotion).
  • Observe and match organisms to their distinct habitats.

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

  • Organisms have needs.
  • Different organisms live in different places.
  • Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Classify organisms as living and nonliving (cats, dogs, rock, book, pencil)

Explain how living organisms need food, water, and air to survive.

Identify basic parts of plants (roots, stems, and leaves).

Describe the functions of roots, stems, and leaves.

Animals

Identify and explain how animals interact in their environment.

Differentiate between living and nonliving things.

Identify the purpose of seeds

Plant and chart the growth of a seed

Identify plants (by characteristics (green), plant parts (roots, leaves, stem) name, picture, ...).

Collect, identify, and label different plants.  
Kindergarten 1.4.2 By the end of first grade, students will develop an understanding of the life cycles of organisms.
  • Describe how living things change as they grow.
  • Describe how offspring resemble their parents.
 

Recognize the life cycle of and animal

Describe how offspring resemble their parents (humans: babies and adults have eyes, ears, nose, arms, legs, hair. Cats and kittens (...) Dogs and puppies ( )).

Describe how living organisms change as they grow.

   
Kindergarten     Human anatomy      
Kindergarten    

Environments - population, ecosystems, diversity, adaptations

All animals depend on plants.

     

Life Science

First

1.4  Life Science
Life science focuses on science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.
 

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

  • Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply
  • Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.
  • Classify organisms as living and nonliving (cats, dogs, rock, book, pencil)
  • Explain how living organisms need food, water, and air to survive.
  • Identify basic parts of plants (roots, stems, and leaves).
  • Describe the functions of roots, stems, and leaves.
  • Animals
  • Identify and explain how animals interact in their environment
Collect, identify, and label different plants.  
First 1.4.1 By the end of first grade, students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things.
  • Differentiate between living and nonliving things.
  • Investigate how living things need food, water, and air to survive.
  • Describe how roots, stems, and leaves serve different functions for plants.
  • Compare and contrast animals by specific characteristics (e.g., body covering, diet, and locomotion).
  • Observe and match organisms to their distinct habitats.
- reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior
  • Describe how offspring resemble their parents (humans: babies and adults have eyes, ears, nose, arms, legs, hair. Cats and kittens (...) Dogs and puppies ( )).
  • Describe how living organisms change as they grow.
   
First 1.4.2 By the end of first grade, students will develop an understanding of the life cycles of organisms.
  • Describe how living things change as they grow.
  • Describe how offspring resemble their parents.

Environments - population, ecosystems, diversity, adaptations

All animals depend on plants.

     
First     - human anatomy      

Life Science

Second

4.4 Life Science

Life science focuses on the science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.

         

Life Science

Second

4.4.1 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things.
  • Describe the differences between plants and animals.
  • Describe the various structures of plants and animals necessary for survival and reproduction.
  • Describe how internal stimuli (e.g., hunger) and external stimuli (e.g., changes in the environment) affect behavior of living things.

Plants and animals are grouped by their features.

Modern organisms may resemble extinct organisms.

An organism’s patterns of behavior is related to its environment.

Environmental change influences the life and death of plants and animals.

Label the parts of a flowering plant (petals, pistil, stamen).

Describe the function of the parts of a flowering plant (petals, pistil, stamen).

Draw a timeline of the growth of a plant from seed to plant.

Recognize the stages of a plant's life cycle.

Describe that different kinds of plants come from different seeds.

Describe the root system of different types of plants.

Describe the characteristics of animals (mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and fish).

 

 
  4.4.2 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the life cycles of living things.
  • Describe the life cycle of an organism.
  • Identify inherited characteristics of living things (e.g., color and number of eyes).
  • Identify learned characteristics of living things (e.g., language or hunting for food).

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

     
Second 4.4.3 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of living things and environments.
  • Diagram a food chain.
  • Explain how environmental changes affect behavior and survival of living things.
  • Describe how humans and other living things cause both positive and negative changes in their environment.

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Describe animals as either plant eater or meat eater.

Make observationsof animal behavior.

Describe the structures necessary for growth, survival, and reproduction in the arctic region.

*** need to keep? the followng with above?

Identify arctic animals

Identify arctic plants.

List adaptations of arctic animals.

   

Life Science

Third

4.4 Life Science

Life science focuses on the science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.

  Living Organisms

Internal and external cues influence behavior

Identify native uses of plant life. (see social and personal perspectives)

Identify that plants make their own food.

 

 

 
Third 4.4.1 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things.
  • Describe the differences between plants and animals.
  • Describe the various structures of plants and animals necessary for survival and reproduction.
  • Describe how internal stimuli (e.g., hunger) and external stimuli (e.g., changes in the environment) affect behavior of living things.

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Plants and animals have life cycles that include birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Plants and animals are grouped by their features.

Modern organisms may resemble extinct organisms.

An organism’s patterns of behavior is related to its environment.

Environmental change influences the life and death of plants and animals.

Internal and external cues influence behavior

Identify native uses of plant life. (see social and personal perspectives)

Identify that plants make their own food.

   
Third 4.4.2 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the life cycles of living things.
  • Describe the life cycle of an organism.
  • Identify inherited characteristics of living things (e.g., color and number of eyes).
  • Identify learned characteristics of living things (e.g., language or hunting for food).

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Plants and animals have life cycles that include birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

 

Explain the relationship between plants and animals.

Construct a simple food chain including plants and animals of the rain forest.

Describe how the environment affects the behavior and survival of living things.

Distinguish between natural environment changes and human influenced environmental changes.

   
  4.4.3 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of living things and environments.
  • Diagram a food chain.
  • Explain how environmental changes affect behavior and survival of living things.
  • Describe how humans and other living things cause both positive and negative changes in their environment.

Environments - population, ecosystems, diversity, adaptations

All animals depend on plants.

All organisms cause changes in their environments.

Explain the relationship between plants and animals.

Construct a simple food chain including plants and animals of the rain forest.

Describe how the environment affects the behavior and survival of living things.

Distinguish between natural environment changes and human influenced environmental changes.

   

Life Science

Fourth

4.4 Life Science

Life science focuses on the science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.

  Characteristics of Living Organisms

An organism’s patterns of behavior is related to its environment.

Environmental change influences the life and death of plants and animals.

Internal and external cues influence behavior.

Identify the parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves, flowers (petals, stamen, ovary, pistil) and flower parts, seeds and seed parts (cotyledon, root, leaf, seed coat, embryo).

Describe plant part functions (see above)

   
Fourth 4.4.1 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the characteristics of living things
  • Describe the differences between plants and animals.
  • Describe the various structures of plants and animals necessary for survival and reproduction.
  • Describe how internal stimuli (e.g., hunger) and external stimuli (e.g., changes in the environment) affect behavior of living things.

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Plants and animals are grouped by their features.

Modern organisms may resemble extinct organisms.

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Plants and animals have life cycles that include birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

An organism’s patterns of behavior is related to its environment.

Environmental change influences the life and death of plants and animals.

Internal and external cues influence behavior.

Identify the parts of a plant (roots, stem, leaves, flowers (petals, stamen, ovary, pistil) and flower parts, seeds and seed parts (cotyledon, root, leaf, seed coat, embryo).

Describe plant part functions (see above).

 

 

 

  4.4.2 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of the life cycles of living things.
  • Describe the life cycle of an organism.
  • Identify inherited characteristics of living things (e.g., color and number of eyes).
  • Identify learned characteristics of living things (e.g., language or hunting for food).

Organisms - reproduction, life cycles, heredity, regulation, behavior,

Plants and animals are grouped by their features.

Modern organisms may resemble extinct organisms.

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Plants and animals have life cycles that include birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Explain the importance of life cycles of animals and plants.

Diagram the stages of animal life (butterfly and frog).

Diagram the stages of a seed plants life cycle.

   
  4.4.3 By the end of fourth grade, students will develop an understanding of living things and environments.

Diagram a food chain.

Explain how environmental changes affect behavior and survival of living things.

Describe how humans and other living things cause both positive and negative changes in their environment.

Environments - population, ecosystems, diversity, adaptations

All animals depend on plants.

All organisms cause changes in their environments.

Construct a simple food chain including plants and animals of the desert.    
Fourth     Environments - population, ecosystems, diversity, adaptations Construct a simple food chain including plants and animals of the desert.    

Life Science

Fifth

8.4  Life Science

Life science focuses on the science facts, concepts, principles, theories, and models that are important for all students to know, understand, and use.

         

Life Science

Fifth

8.4.1 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of the structure and function in living systems.
  • Investigate and describe the levels of organizations: cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, whole organisms, and ecosystems.
  • Investigate and demonstrate that all living things are composed of cells.
  • Investigate and explain how cells sustain life through functions (e.g., growth and nutrition).
  • Investigate and describe the specialized function performed by specialized cells (e.g., muscular and skeletal) in multicellular organisms.
  • Investigate and describe the human body systems and how they interact.
  • Investigate and explain how disease affects the structure and/or function of an organism.

Organisms

Living systems at all levels of organization demonstrate the complementary nature of structure and function.

All organisms are composed of cells.

Plants and animals are grouped by their features.

Modern organisms may resemble extinct organisms.

An organism’s patterns of behavior is related to its environment.

Environmental change influences the life and death of plants and animals.

Internal and external cues influence behavior.

Organisms have needs.

Different organisms live in different places.

Water is needed to support the growth of plants in our food supply

Human anatomy

Human organisms have interacting systems.

Draw samples of plant cells.

Identify the parts of a plant cell.

Observe plant cells from leaves, roots, and stems under a scope.

   
Fifth 8.4.2 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of reproduction and heredity.
  • Investigate and describe how all organisms reproduce through sexual or asexual reproduction.
  • Investigate and describe that in many species, offspring receive hereditary information from the female (eggs) and male (sperm).
  • Investigate and explain that chromosomes contain genes which influence heredity.
  • Investigate and describe the effects of inherited traits and environmental influences on an organismís characteristics.

life cycles, reproduction, heredity

Reproduction is a characteristic of all living systems.

In sexual reproduction of organisms, females produce eggs and males produce sperm.

All organisms must be able to obtain and use resources, grow, reproduce, an maintain stable internal conditions while living in a constantly changing external environment.

Organisms reproduce similar organisms.

Each plant and animal has different structures they serve different functions in growth, survival, and reproduction.

Plants and animals have life cycles that include birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

Prairie    
Fifth 8.4.3 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of regulation and behavior.
  • Investigate and explain how organismsí behaviors enhance their abilities to obtain and use resources, grow, and reproduce.
  • Investigate and examine how an organism senses change in its internal or external environment and responds to keep conditions within a required range.
  • Investigate and explain how behavior is a response to internal and external stimuli determined by heredity and experience.
  • Investigate and explain how an organismís behavior evolves through environmental adaptation.
Regulation and behavior      
Fifth 8.4.4 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of populations and ecosystems.
  • Investigate and describe that a population consists of all individuals of a species at a given place and time.
  • Investigate and analyze the living and nonliving factors that determine the number of organisms an ecosystem can support.
  • Describe an organism by the function it serves in an ecosystem (e.g., producer, consumer, and decomposer).
  • Investigate and explain how energy entering ecosystems as sunlight is transferred by producers into chemical energy through photosynthesis, and that energy then passes from organism to organism in food webs.

Environments - population, ecosystems

A population consists of all individuals living together at a given place and time.

All populations living together and the physical factors with which they interact compose an ecosystem.

Populations of organisms can be categorized as producers and consumers by the function they serve in the ecosystem.

Energy form the sunlight is passed through food webs in an ecosystem.

All animals depend on plants.

All organisms cause changes in their environments.

     
Fifth 8.4.5 By the end of eighth grade, students will develop an understanding of diversity and adaptations of organisms.
  • Explain how internal structures, similarity of chemical processes, (e.g., photosynthesis and respiration) and evidence of common ancestry demonstrate unity among organisms.
  • Investigate and explain how organisms adapt to living and nonliving factors in a biome.
  • Investigate and explain how environmental changes created by nature and by humans may cause species extinction.
Diversity, adaptations      

Dr. Robert Sweetland's Notes ©