Science Worksheets and Study Guides First Grade. All about animals

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Kentucky Standards

KY.CC. Core Content for Assessment v.4.1
SC-EP-3.4. Unity and Diversity: Elementary students begin to observe the macroscopic features of organisms in order to make comparisons and classifications based upon likenesses and differences. Looking for patterns in the appearance and behavior of an organism leads to the notion that offspring are much like the parents, but not exactly alike.
SC-EP-3.4.1. Biological Science: Students will explain the basic needs of organisms.
SC-EP-3.4.3. Biological Science: Students will describe the basic structures and related functions of plants and animals that contribute to growth, reproduction and survival.
KY.PS. Program of Studies 2006
SC-P-BC. Big Idea: Biological Change (Biological Science) - The only thing certain is that everything changes. Elementary students build a foundational knowledge of change by observing slow and fast changes caused by nature in their own environment, noting changes that humans and other organisms cause in their environment, and observing fossils found in or near their environment. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.6)
SC-P-BC-S-6. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe in words, pictures and/or measurements, changes that occur quickly (e.g., puddles forming from rain, cutting hair, burning paper) and changes that occur more slowly (e.g., hair growing, water evaporating in an open container, growing in height), noting the factors that influence the change
SC-P-UD. Big Idea: Unity and Diversity (Biological Science) - All matter is comprised of the same basic elements, goes through the same kinds of energy transformations, and uses the same kinds of forces to move. Living organisms are no exception. Elementary students begin to observe the macroscopic features of organisms in order to make comparisons and classifications based upon likenesses and differences. Looking for patterns in the appearance and behavior of an organism leads to the notion that offspring are much like the parents, but not exactly alike. Emphasis at every level should be placed upon the understanding that while every living thing is composed of similar small constituents that combine in predictable ways, it is the subtle variations within these small building blocks that account for both the likenesses and differences in form and function that create the diversity of life. (Academic Expectations 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)
SC-P-UD-S-1. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will describe the basic needs of organisms and explain how these survival needs can be met only in certain environments
SC-P-UD-S-3. Program of Studies: Skills and Concepts - Students will investigate adaptations that enable animals and plants to grow, reproduce and survive (e.g., movements, body coverings, method of reproduction)
SC-P-UD-U-1. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that most living things need water, food and air, while nonliving things can continue to exist without any requirements.
SC-P-UD-U-2. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that plants and animals have features that help them live in different environments.
SC-P-UD-U-5. Program of Studies: Understandings - Students will understand that organisms may not be able to survive if some of their parts are missing.