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
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.
- 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.
body coverings (hair, fur, feathers, scales, shells)
body parts (arms, legs, wings, fins, tails)
movement (walking, crawling, flying, swimming)
tame (dog, cat, sheep)
wild (raccoon, hawk, squirrel, shark)