Access Point #: SC.1.E.6.Pa.1

Recognize living things in the environment.
General Information
Number: SC.1.E.6.Pa.1
Category: Participatory
Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Big Idea: Earth Structures : Humans continue to explore the composition and structure of the surface of the Earth. External sources of energy have continuously altered the features of Earth by means of both constructive and destructive forces. All life, including human civilization, is dependent on Earth's water and natural resources.

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5020020: Science Grade One
7720020: Access Science Grade 1

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Lesson Plans


In this lesson, students explore the surroundings of the school and observe different types of habitats, recording the environment and what conditions allow animals and plants to thrive there.

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Tree Observations:

In this project, each class "adopts" a tree and collects data about it over the entire year. Teachers maintain a class tree notebook that includes a picture of the tree and a description of the environmental characteristics on each observation day as students draw a picture of the tree that day in their personal science notebooks. Emphasis should be placed on the importance of water, sunlight, and food as essential to the tree's survival.

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Unit/Lesson Sequences

Learning About Mealworms:

In this unit, students learn about metamorphosis and how animals change from birth to the adult stage through observing and collecting data as mealworm larvae progress through their life cycle to the adult stage (beetles).

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What do Living Things Need?:

In this unit, teachers allow students to explain how they know something is living and to identify the needs of living things.

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