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Lesson Standards

You work hard to keep up with the changing standards and requirements for your classroom.  We have reviewed our lessons and compiled a list of the Next Generation Science Standards each one meets to help you in your planning.

 

Wildlife Corridors Simulation   

          K-LS1-1 Describe patterns of what plants and animals need to survive

          2-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

          K-2-ETS1 Engineering Design

          K-2-ETS1-1  Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple                    problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object of tool.

          K-2-ETS1-2  Develop a simple sketch, drawing or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed to            solve a given problem.

          K-2-ETS1-3  Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of            how each performs.

          3-LS2: Ecosystems: Interaction, Energy, and Dynamics

          3-LS2-1  Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

          3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

          3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and            some cannot survive at all.

          3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and                animals that live there may change.

          K-2-ETS1 Engineering Design

          K-2-ETS1-1   Ask questions, make observations, and gather information about a situation people want to change to define a simple                  problem that can be solved through the development of a new or improved object or tool.

          K-2-ETS1-2   Develop a simple sketch, drawing, or physical model to illustrate how the shape of an object helps it function as needed              to solve a problem.

          K-2-ETS1-3  Analyze data from tests of two objects designed to solve the same problem to compare the strengths and weaknesses of            how each performs.

Rainforest Roots Simulation

          3-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

          3-LS2-1 Constructs an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

          3-LS3 Heredity: Inheritance and Variation of Traits

          3-LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

          3-LS4 Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity

          3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and            some cannot survive at all.

          3-LS4-4 Make a claim about the merit of a solution to a problem caused when the environment changes and the types of plants and                animals that live there may change.

         4-ESS2 Earth’s Systems

         4-ESS2-1 Make observations and / or measurements to provide evidence of the effects of weathering or the rate of erosion by water,             ice, wind, or vegetation.

         4-ESS2-2  Analyze and interpret data from maps to describe patterns of Earth’s features.

         5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

         5-LS1-1 Support an argument that plants get the materials they need for growth chiefly from air and water.

         5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

         5-LS2-1   Develop a model to describe the movement of matter among plants, animals, decomposers, and the environment

 

Rainforest Robot

          K. Forces and Interactions: Pushes and Pulls

          K-PS2-1 Plan and conduct an investigation to compare the effects of different strengths or different directions of pushes and pulls on              the motion of an object.

          K-PS2-2 Analyze data to determine if a design solution works as intended to change the speed or direction of an object.

          PS2.A Forces and Motion

          PS2.B Types of Interactions

          PS3.C Relationship Between Energy and Forces

          ETS1.A Defining Engineering Problems

          K. Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems: Animals, Plants, and Their Environment

          K-LS1- 1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.

          K-ESS2-2 Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment            to meet their needs.

          K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the                    places they live.

          ESS3-A Natural Resources

          ETS1.B Developing Possible Solutions

          1. Structure, Function, and Information Processing

          1-LS1-1 Use materials to design a solution to a human problem by mimicking how plants and/ or animals use their external parts to help            them survive, grow, and meet their needs.

          1-LS1-2 Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

          3-PS2-2 Make Observations and/ or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict                future motion.
 

Rainforest Bird Beaks Challenge

          MS-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics

          MS-LS2-1 Analyze and interpret data to provide evidence for the effects of resource availability on organisms and populations of                      organisms in an ecosystem.

          MS-LS2-2 Construct an explanation that predicts patterns of interactions among organisms across multiple ecosystems.

          MS-LS2-4 Construct an argument supported by empirical evidence that changes to physical or biological components of an 

          ecosystem affect populations

          MS-LS2-5 Evaluate competing design solutions for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services