Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Standards


From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive. K-LS1-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Analyzing and Interpreting Data

Analyzing data in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to collecting, recording, and sharing observations.

Use observations (firsthand or from media) to describe patterns in the natural world in order to answer scientific questions. (K-LS1-1)

Connections to Nature of Science

Science Knowledge Is Based on Empirical Evidence

Scientists look for patterns and order when making observations about the world. (K-LS1-1)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • W.K.7 - Participate in shared research and writing projects (e.g., explore a number of books by a favorite author and express opinions about them). (K-LS1-1)
  • K.MD.A.2 - Directly compare two objects with a measurable attribute in common, to see which object has "more of"/"less of" the attribute, and describe the difference. (K-LS1-1)

Model Course Mapping

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