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

III.2.e.1


LSD Units
 
Kc
2d

Explain characteristics and functions of observable body parts in a variety of animals.
Key concepts: Observable characteristics - fur, scales, feathers, horns, claws, eyes, quills, beaks, teeth, skeleton, muscles, exoskeleton; functions - insulation, support, movement, food-getting, protection
Real-world contexts: Vertebrate and invertebrate animals, such as humans, cows, sparrows, goldfish, spiders, crayfish, insects

III.2.e.2


LSD Units
 
Kc  [animals]
1c   [plants]
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.5.e.2


LSD Units
 
Kc  [animals]
1c   [plants]
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.