Rhode Island World-Class Standards
RI.LS1. Life Science: All living organisms have identifiable structures and characteristics that allow for survival (organisms, populations, & species).
LS1 (K-4)-INQ+POC-1. Sort/classify different living things using similar and different characteristics. Describe why organisms belong to each group or cite evidence about how they are alike or not alike.
LS1 (K-2)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of classification of organisms by...
1c. Observing and recording the external features that make up living things (e.g. roots, stems, leaves, flowers, legs, antennae, tail, shell).
LS1 (K-4) POC-3. Predict, sequence or compare the life stages of organisms-plants and animals (e.g., put images of life stages of an organism in order, predict the next stage in sequence, compare two organisms).
LS1 (K-2)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by...
3a. Observing and scientifically drawing (e.g. recording shapes, prominent features, relative proportions, organizes and differentiates significant parts observed) and labeling the stages in the life cycle of a familiar plant and animal.
3b. Sequencing the life cycle of a plant or animal when given a set of pictures.
LS1 (K-4) FAF-4. Identify and explain how the physical structures of an organism (plants or animals) allow it to survive in its habitat/environment (e.g., roots for water; nose to smell fire).
LS1 (K-2)-4. Students demonstrate understanding of structure and function-survival requirements by...
4a. Identifying the specific functions of the physical structures of a plant or an animal (e.g. roots for water; webbed feet for swimming).