Science, 2009
  Grade Level:   K-1  
  EALR 4:   Life Science  
  Big Idea:   Ecosystems (LS2)  
  Core Content:   Habitats                   
  Description:   Students learn that all plants and animals live in and depend on habitats. Earth has many different habitats, and these different habitats support the life of many different plants and animals, including humans. People have the ability to make rapid changes in natural habitats and to keep a habitat healthy so that living conditions can be maintained.  
  Content Standard:   K-1 LS2A There are different kinds of natural areas, or habitats, where many different plants and animals live together.  
Students are expected to:
  • Investigate an area near their home or school where many different plants and animals live together (e.g., a lawn, a vacant lot, a wooded park, a flower bed) and describe the different plants and animals found there.