FOSS AND CALIFORNIA STANDARDS
The Plants and Animals Module supports the following Life Sciences
Content Standards for grade 1.*
LS2. Plants and animals meet their needs in different ways.
As a basis for understanding this concept, students know
LS2a. different plants and animals inhabit different kinds of
environments and have external features that help them
thrive in different kinds of places.
LS2b. both plants and animals need water, animals need food,
and plants need light.
LS2c. animals eat plants or other animals for food and may
also use plants or even other animals for shelter and
LS2d. how to infer what animals eat from the shapes of their
teeth (e.g., sharp teeth: eats meat; flat teeth: eats plants).
LS2e. roots are associated with the intake of water and soil
nutrients and green leaves are associated with making
food from sunlight.
The Plants and Animals Module supports the following
Investigation and Experimentation Content Standards for grade 1.*
INVESTIGATION AND EXPERIMENTATION
I&E4. Scientific progress is made by asking meaningful questions
and conducting careful investigations.
As a basis for understanding this concept and addressing the content
in the other three strands, students should develop their own
questions and perform investigations. Students will
I&E4a. draw pictures that portray some features of the things
I&E4b. record observations and data with pictures, numbers, or
I&E4c. record observations on a bar graph.
I&E4d. describe the relative position of objects by using two
references (e.g., above and next to, below and left of).
I&E4e. Make new observations when discrepancies exist
between two descriptions of the same object or
*Science Content Standards for California Public Schools: Kindergarten
through Grade Twelve (Sacramento: California Department of