K-ESS3-1 Earth and Human Activity

K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS3.A: Natural Resources

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 5.LS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.K.5Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1)
K.CC Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS3.A: Natural Resources

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 5.LS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.K.5Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1)
K.CC Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

K-ESS3-1   Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]
The performance expectation above was developed using the following elements from the NRC document A Framework for K-12 Science Education:

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

ESS3.A: Natural Resources

Crosscutting Concepts

Systems and System Models

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 5.LS2.A ; 5.ESS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
SL.K.5Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1)
Mathematics -
MP.2Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1)
MP.4 Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1)
K.CC Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)

* The performance expectations marked with an asterisk integrate traditional science content with engineering through a Practice or Disciplinary Core Idea.

The section entitled “Disciplinary Core Ideas” is reproduced verbatim from A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Cross-Cutting Concepts, and Core Ideas. Integrated and reprinted with permission from the National Academy of Sciences.