Mississippi College & Career Readiness Standards
MS.L.1. GRADE ONE: Life Science
L.1.1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic needs and structures of plants.
L.1.1.1. Construct explanations using first-hand observations or other media to describe the structures of different plants (i.e., root, stem, leaves, flowers, and fruit). Report findings using drawings, writing, or models.
L.1.1.2. Obtain information from informational text and other media to describe the function of each plant part (roots absorb water and anchor the plant, leaves make food, the stem transports water and food, petals attract pollinators, flowers produce seeds, and seeds produce new plants).
L.1.1.3. Design and conduct an experiment that shows the absorption of water and how it is transported through the plant. Report observations using drawings, sketches, or models.
L.1.1.4. Create a model which explains the function of each plant structure (roots, stem, leaves, petals, flowers, seeds).
Ecology and Interdependence
L.1.3A. Students will demonstrate an understanding of what plants need from the environment for growth and repair.
L.1.3A.1. Conduct structured investigations to make and test predictions about what plants need to live, grow, and repair including water, nutrients, sunlight, and space. Develop explanations, compare results, and report findings.