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Make observations that plants and animals closely resemble their parents, but variations exist among individuals within a population.
General Information
Subject Area: Science
Grade: 1
Body of Knowledge: Life Science
Idea: Level 1: Recall
Big Idea: Heredity and Reproduction -

A. Offspring of plants and animals are similar to, but not exactly like, their parents or each other.

B. Life cycles vary among organisms, but reproduction is a major stage in the life cycle of all organisms.

Date Adopted or Revised: 02/08
Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall - More Information
Date of Last Rating: 05/08
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020020: Science Grade One (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720020: Access Science Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond (current))
5020080: STEM Lab Grade 1 (Specifically in versions: 2016 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
SC.1.L.16.In.1: Match offspring of specific animals to adult animals.
SC.1.L.16.Su.1: Recognize that baby plants and animals have parents.
SC.1.L.16.Pa.1: Recognize one’s own parents.

Related Resources

Vetted resources educators can use to teach the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Lesson Plan

Butterfly Life Cycle: Biography of a Caterpillar :

Students observe and write about the life cycle of a caterpillar. A K-W-L chart is utilized to begin discussion, as well as Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Babies at the Zoo!:

Learn about the offspring of plants and animals, make observations of physical features of parents and new babies, and identify variation between plants and animals at the CPALMS Zoo in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Teaching Idea

Same Yet Different:

As a result of this activity, students will understand that there are differences among the same kinds of plants and animals.

Type: Teaching Idea

Unit/Lesson Sequences

Tracking Growth and Comparing Offspring:

In "How Do We Grow," students are asked to bring in pictures of themselves as infants and as they look now. Teachers record height and weight measurements (ideally at the beginning and end of the year) to illustrate how the students change and grow throughout the year; discussion is centered on the needs for growth and similarities and differences between the students and their parents. In "Comparing Parents," using pictures of animal babies and adults, students play a game and discuss how babies change to look more or less like their parents.

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

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).

Type: Unit/Lesson Sequence

Original Student Tutorials Science - Grades K-8

Babies at the Zoo!:

Learn about the offspring of plants and animals, make observations of physical features of parents and new babies, and identify variation between plants and animals at the CPALMS Zoo in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this benchmark.

Original Student Tutorial

Babies at the Zoo!:

Learn about the offspring of plants and animals, make observations of physical features of parents and new babies, and identify variation between plants and animals at the CPALMS Zoo in this interactive tutorial. 

 

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Parent Resources

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