Science - 2018-19

1.5a - Animal Basic Needs

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);

  •  describe the life needs of animals, including air, food, water, shelter, and space.  Bloom's Level: Understanding


Adopted: 2010

BIG IDEAS

Animals have needs and can be classified into groups.


UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

  • Animals, including people, have basic life needs, including air, food, water, shelter, and space (habitat). Students do not need to know the term habitat. The focus should be on the items that are necessary components of a habitat, not on the terminology.

ESSENTIALS

Essential Questions:

  • How would animals be affected by different amounts of air, food, water, and shelter?

In order to meet this standard, it is expected that students will

  • make and communicate observations of live animals, including humans, about their needs, physical characteristics, and where they live.
  • describe the life needs of animals, including air, food, water, shelter, and space.

KEY VOCABULARY

air

animals

body coverings (hair, fur, feathers, scales, shells)

body parts (arms, legs, wings, fins, tails)

body shape

chart

classify

food

home

humans

land homes

living

movement (walking, crawling, flying, swimming)

needs

nonliving

observe

physical characteristics

shelter

space

survive

tame (dog, cat, sheep)

water

water

wild (raccoon, hawk, squirrel, shark)


Updated: Jul 14, 2016