Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death. 3-LS1-1
Clarification Statement: Changes organisms go through during their life form a pattern.
Assessment Boundary: Assessment of plant life cycles is limited to those of flowering plants. Assessment does not include details of human reproduction.
Developing and Using Models
Modeling in 3–5 builds on K–2 experiences and progresses to building and revising simple models and using models to represent events and design solutions.
Develop models to describe phenomena. (3-LS1-1)
Science Knowledge Is Based on Empirical Evidence
Science findings are based on recognizing patterns. (3-LS1-1)
Growth and Development of Organisms
Reproduction is essential to the continued existence of every kind of organism. Plants and animals have unique and diverse life cycles. (3-LS1-1)
Patterns of change can be used to make predictions (3-LS1-1)