Ohio Learning Standards
LIFE SCIENCE (LS)
Topic: Basic Needs of Living Things - This topic focuses on the physical needs of living things in Ohio. Energy from the sun or food, nutrients, water, shelter and air are some of the physical needs of living things.
1.LS.1: Living things have basic needs, which are met by obtaining materials from the physical environment.
Living things require energy, water, and a particular range of temperatures in their environments. Plants get energy from sunlight. Animals get energy from plants and other animals. Living things acquire resources from the living and nonliving components of the environment.
1.LS.2: Living things survive only in environments that meet their needs.
Resources are necessary to meet the needs of an individual and populations of individuals. Living things interact with their physical environments as they meet those needs.