· Animals, including people, have basic life needs, including air, food, water, and a suitable place to live.
· Body coverings include hair, fur, feathers, scales, and shells.
· Appendages are parts, such as arms, legs, wings, fins, and tails, that extend from the main body and that have specific functions. Students do not need to know the term appendage. The focus should be on the concept, not the terminology.
· Methods of movement may include walking, crawling, flying, and swimming.
· Simple ways to classify animals are whether they are wild or tame and whether they live on land or in water
· In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students should be able to:
· Make and communicate observations of live animals, including people, about their needs, physical characteristics, and where they live.
· Describe the life needs of animals, including air, food, water, and a suitable place to live.
· Identify and chart simple characteristics by which animals can be classified, including body coverings (hair, fur, feathers, scales, and shells), body shape, appendages (arms, legs, wings, fins, and tails), methods of movement (walking, crawling, flying, and swimming), wild or tame, and water homes or land homes.
· Distinguish between wild animals (raccoon, hawk, squirrel, shark) and tame animals (dog, cat, sheep) and recognize examples of each.
· Infer types of animal homes (water or land), using the physical characteristics of the animals, such as scales and fins that allow fish to live and move in water or fur and legs that allow dogs to live and move on land.
· Classify animals by where they live (their homes)