NGSS
==4-LS1-1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes==
Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.
Performance Expectation
Grade:
3-5
4


==4-LS1-2 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes==
Use a model to describe that animals receive different types of information through their senses, process the information in their brain, and respond to the information in different ways.
Performance Expectation
Grade:
3-5
4


DCI

CCC
SEP
Standard/GLCE

Essential

Questions

Key
Concepts
Vocabulary
Resources
L.OL.04.15
Determine that plants require air, water, light, and a source of energy and building material for growth and repair.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)
  • What are the
specific functions of
plant and animal structures?
• How are plants and animals classified ?
-What are their observable characteristics?
• How do plants and animals' observable characteristics allow them to live
and survive in their environment?
Plants and
animals have
basic require-
ments for main-
taining life, which
includes the need
for air, water, and
a source of energy
(food).
Clarification:
Plants and animals
have almost the
same requirements
for growth and
repair. The one
difference is light.
Light is necessary
for plants to be able
to produce their own
food. Animals
cannot make their
own food.
plants
animals
source of energy
building material
requirements for life
repair
individual differences
organisms
observable features
enable
obtain
coloring
similarities and differences in organisms
camouflage

populations
environment
affect
survival
reproduce
fossil
evidence
variations
physical characteristics
survival
reproduction
advantage
location
compare
contrast

INSTRUCTIONAL VOCABULARY
produce food
nutrients
physical characteristics
advantages
beneficial
detrimental
mold
cast
imprint
photosynthesis

L.OL.04.16
Determine that plants require air,
water and a source of energy
and building material for growth
and repair.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)

Plants and
animals have
basic require-
ments for main-
taining life, which
include the need
for air, water, and
a source of energy
(food).


L.EV.04.21
Identify individual differences
(color, leg length, size, win
size, leaf shape) in organisms of
the same kind.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)

Organisms have
observable traits &
physical characteris-
tics that help them
survive and reproduce
in their environments.

Plants and animals
can be classified by
observable traits &
physical character-
istics.


L.EV.04.22
Identify how variations in physical
characteristics of individual
organisms give them an advantage
for survival and reproduction.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)

Plants and animals
can be classified by
observable traits &
physical character-
istics.


L.EC.04.11
Identify organisms as part of a food
chain or food web.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)

Organisms are a
part of a food chain
or food web where
food/energy is
supplied by plants,
which need light to
produce food/energy.,
predator
prey
litter
food chain
food web
producers
consumers
decomposers
omnivores
herbivores
carnivores

L.EC.04.21
Explain how environmental changes
can produce a change in the food web.
(Part of MEAP and District Report Card)




E.ST.04.31
Explain how fossils provide evidence of Earth's past.
(Part of MEAP - don't skip)

Fossils provide
evidence that life
forms have changed
over time and were
influenced by
changes in
environmental con-
ditions.

This standard could be covered in the kit "Earth Materials."
E.ST.04.32
Compare and contrast life forms found in
fossils and organisms that exist today.
(Part of MEAP - don't skip)



This standard could be covered in the kit "Earth Materials."