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...
1a. Distinguishing between living and non-living things.
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) 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).
RI.LS2. Life Science: Matter cycles and energy flows through an ecosystem.
LS2 (K-4) SAE-6. Describe ways plants and animals depend on each other (e.g., shelter, nesting, food).
LS2 (K-2)-6. Students demonstrate an understanding of food webs in an ecosystem by...
6a. Acting out or constructing simple diagrams (pictures or words) that shows a simple food web.
6b. Using information about a simple food web to determine how basic needs (e.g. shelter and water) are met by the habitat/environment.
RI.LS4. Life Science: Humans are similar to other species in many ways, and yet are unique among Earth's life forms.
LS4 (K-4) FAF-8. Identify what the physical structures of humans do (e.g., sense organs-eyes, ears, skin, etc.) or compare physical structures of humans to similar structures of animals.
LS4 (K-2)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of human body systems by...
8b. Observing, identifying, and recording external features of humans and other animals.
RI.PS3. Physical Science: The motion of an object is affected by forces.
PS3 (K-4)-INQ+SAE-7. Use data to predict how a change in force (greater/less) might affect the position, direction of motion, or speed of an object (e.g., ramps and balls).
PS3 (K-2)-7. Students demonstrate an understanding of motion by...
7a. Showing how pushing/pulling moves or does not move an object.
7b. Predicting the direction an object will or will not move if a force is applied to it.
PS3 (K-4) INQ+ SAE-8. Use observations of magnets in relation to other objects to describe the properties of magnetism (i.e., attract or repel certain objects or has no effect)
PS3 (K-2)-8. Students demonstrate an understanding of (magnetic) force by...
8a. Observing and sorting objects that are and are not attracted to magnets.