K-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

K-LS1-1   From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.]
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

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

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         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 2.LS2.A ; 3.LS2.C ; 3.LS4.B ; 5.LS1.C ; 5.LS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-LS1-1)
Mathematics -
K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. (K-LS1-1)

K-LS1-1   From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.]
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

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 2.LS2.A ; 3.LS2.C ; 3.LS4.B ; 5.LS1.C ; 5.LS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-LS1-1)
Mathematics -
K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. (K-LS1-1)

K-LS1-1   From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:

K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. [Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.]
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

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 

         Connections to Nature of Science

 

Scientific Knowledge is Based on Empirical Evidence

  • Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world.

Disciplinary Core Ideas

LS1.C: Organization for Matter and Energy Flow in Organisms

Crosscutting Concepts

Patterns

Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A

Articulation of DCIs across grade-levels:

1.LS1.A ; 2.LS2.A ; 3.LS2.C ; 3.LS4.B ; 5.LS1.C ; 5.LS2.A

Common Core State Standards Connections:

ELA/Literacy -
W.K.7 Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-LS1-1)
Mathematics -
K.MD.A.2 Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has “more of”/”less of” the attribute, and describe the difference. (K-LS1-1)

* 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.