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 LS2B A habitat supports the growth of many different plants and animals by meeting their basic needs of food, water, and shelter.  
Students are expected to:
  • Identify the characteristics of a habitat that enable the habitat to support the growth of many different plants and animals (e.g., have trees to provide nesting places for birds and squirrels, pond water for tadpoles and frogs, blackberry bushes for rabbits to hide in).