Jim Allison: Breakthrough

The Standards


Earth and Human Activity

Students who demonstrate understanding can:



Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants and animals (including humans) and the places they live. K-ESS3-1

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.

Assessment Boundary: none

Science and Engineering Practices

Developing and Using Models

Modeling in K–2 builds on prior experiences and progresses to include using and developing models (i.e., diagram, drawing, physical replica, diorama, dramatization, or storyboard) that represent concrete events or design solutions.

Use a model to represent relationships in the natural world. (K-ESS3-1)

Common Core State Standards Connections

  • SL.K.5 - Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. (K-ESS3-1)
  • K.CC - Counting and Cardinality (K-ESS3-1)
  • MP.2 - Reason abstractly and quantitatively. (K-ESS3-1)
  • MP.4 - Model with mathematics. (K-ESS3-1)

Model Course Mapping

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