SOL # 1.5 Animal Needs, Living Processes & Living Systems

Blueprint Categories (subsumed)

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The student will investigate and understand that animals, including humans,

have basic needs and certain distinguishing characteristics.

 

Key concepts include:

 

 a) basic needs include adequate air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat);

  b) animals, including humans, have many different physical characteristics; and

 c) animals can be classified according to a variety of characteristics

 

Scientific Investigation, Reasoning, and Logic

25%

Force, Motion, Energy, and Matter

20%

Living Processes and Living Systems

28%

Earth/Space Systems and Cycles

28%

Prior Knowledge

Previous/Related SOL

Vocabulary

Words and Definitions

Assessment(s)

Students should already know:

-difference between living and non-living

-living objects grow, move, respond to environment, and babies.

-living things have needs

  1. habitat

  1. wild

  1. tame

  1. land

  1. water

  1. need

  1. shelter

  1. animal coverings (scales, fur, skin, feathers)

  1. animal appendages

 

 

Resources

Books

Technology

Lessons

Trade Books

SMARTBoard & Video

Study Guides

VA DOE RESOURCES

How Animals Eat By: Pamela Hickman

 

Animals in the Zoo By: Allan Fowler

 

Animal Homes  By: Angela Wilkes

 

Actual Size By: Steve Jenkins

 

Scales By: Cassie Mayer

 

Fur By: Cassie Mayer

 

I See a Kookaburra By: Steve Jenkins

 

Water Habitats  By:Molly Aloian

 

Land Habitats By: Bobbie Kalman

 

The Hidden Forest  By:Jeannie Baker

 

Salamander Room  By: Anne Mazer

 

 

 

BrainPopJr:

Animals

Links:


National Zoo website

Animal Cracker Habitat Sort

Animal Detectives

Videos:

Magic School Bus: Ocean Habitat

 

 

 

Lesson: All About Animals

Lesson: Classifying Animals

 

Other Resources

Crafts & Activities:

1.   Make a Camouflage Fish

 

2.   Animal Appendage Sort

 

3. Land and Water Animal Sort

 

 


 

Curriculum Framework 2010

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

(Teacher Notes)

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PROCESSES

· 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)