LSD Unit:   1c       Michigan Curriculum Framework (2000)       "Using" Science Benchmarks

III.2.e.2


LSD Units
 
Kc
1c
2d
3d
4c

Compare and contrast (K-2) or classify (3-5) familiar organisms on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
Key concepts: Plant and animal parts - backbone, skin, shell, limbs, roots, leaves, stems, flowers, feathers, scales.
Real-world contexts: Animals that look similar - snakes, worms, millipedes; flowering and nonflowering plants; pine tree, oak tree, rose, algae.

III.2.e.5


LSD Units
 
1c
3d
4c

Explain functions of selected seed plant parts.
Key concepts: Plant parts - roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruits, seeds.
Real-world contexts: Common edible plant parts, such as bean, cauliflower, carrot, apple, tomato, spinach. (See LE-III.4 e.2 about functions of selected animal body parts.)

III.5.e.2


LSD Units
 
Kc
1c
3d
4c

Describe the basic requirements for all living things to maintain their existence.
Key concepts: Needs of life - food, habitat, water, shelter, air, light, minerals. See LO-III.2 e.4.
Real-world contexts: Selected ecosystems, such as an aquarium, rotting log, terrarium, backyard, local pond or wetland, wood lot.