Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs. K-ESS2-2
Clarification Statement: Examples of plants and animals changing their environment could include a squirrel digs in the ground to hide its food and tree roots can break concrete.
Assessment Boundary: none
Engaging in Argument from Evidence
Engaging in argument from evidence in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to comparing ideas and representations about the natural and designed world(s).
Construct an argument with evidence to support a claim. (K-ESS2-2)
Plants and animals can change their environment. (K-ESS2-2)
Systems and System Models
Systems in the natural and designed world have parts that work together. (K-ESS2-2)
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