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 (3-4)-1. Students demonstrate an understanding of classification of organisms by...
1c. Recording and analyzing observations/data about external features (e.g., within a grouping, which characteristics are the same and which are different).
LS1 (K-4) SAE-2. Identify the basic needs of plants and animals in order to stay alive. (i.e., water, air, food, space).
LS1 (3-4)-2. Students demonstrate understanding of structure and function-survival requirements by...
2a. Observing that plants need water, air, food, light and space to grow and reproduce; observing that animals need water, air, food, and shelter/space to grow and reproduce.
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 (3-4)-3. Students demonstrate an understanding of reproduction by...
3a. Observing changes and recording data to scientifically draw and label 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 data/pictures.
3c. Comparing the life cycles of 2 plants or 2 animals when given a set of data/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 (3-4)-4. Students demonstrate understanding of structure and function-survival requirements by...
4a. Identifying and explaining how the physical structure/characteristic of an organism allows it to survive and defend itself (e.g. of a characteristic-the coloring of a fiddler crab allows it to camouflage itself in the sand and grasses of its environment so that it will be protected from predators).