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. Listed below are the NGSS standards that align with each lesson. Please note that though these lessons may not answer with a specific standard for your grade level, they all engage students in many of the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts that make up each standard. 

 

Butterfly Bonanza

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

  • 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.

  • K-ESS3-3 Communicate solutions that will reduce the impact of humans on the land, water, air and/or other living things in the local environment. 

  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats. 

  • 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-LS4-2 Use evidence to construct an explanation for how the variations in characteristics among individuals of the same species may provide advantages in surviving, finding mates, and reproducing. 

  • 4-LS1-2. 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. 

  • 4-PS4-2. Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen. 

Rainforest Bird Beaks Challenge: In-Person & Virtual Lessons

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

  • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.  

  • 3-LS4-3. Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.  

  • 3-LS4-4. 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-LS3-2. Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment. 

  • 4-LS1-1. Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction. 

Guess Who: In-Person & Virtual Lessons

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

  • 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.  

  • 2-LS4-1. Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.   

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

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

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