SKL1. Students will sort living organisms and non-living materials into groups by observable physical attributes.
c. Group plants according to their observable features such as appearance, size, etc.
SKL2. Students will compare the similarities and differences in groups of organisms.
b. Explain the similarities and differences in plants. (color, size, appearance, etc.)
S1L1. Students will investigate the characteristics and basic needs of plants and animals.
a. Identify the basic needs of a plant. 1. Air 2. Water 3. Light 4. Nutrients
c. Identify the parts of a plant—root, stem, leaf, and flower.
S2L1. Students will investigate the life cycles of different living organisms.
c. Investigate the life cycle of a plant by growing a plant from a seed and by recording changes over a period of time.
S3L1. Students will investigate the habitats of different organisms and the dependence of organisms on their habitat.
b. Identify features of green plants that allow them to live and thrive in different regions of Georgia.
S3L2. Students will recognize the effects of pollution and humans on the environment.
a. Explain the effects of pollution (such as littering) to the habitats of plants and animals.
S4L1. Students will describe the roles of organisms and the flow of energy within an ecosystem.
a. Identify the roles of producers, consumers, and decomposers in a community.
b. Demonstrate the flow of energy through a food web/food chain beginning with sunlight and including producers, consumers, and decomposers.
S5L1. Students will classify organisms into groups and relate how they determined the groups with how and why scientists use classification.
b. Demonstrate how plants are sorted into groups.
S5L3. Students will diagram and label parts of various cells (plant, animal, single-celled, multi-celled).
b. Identify parts of a plant cell (membrane, wall, cytoplasm, nucleus, chloroplasts) and of an animal cell (membrane, cytoplasm, and nucleus) and determine the function of the parts.