This resource appears to be designed to build towards this science and engineering practice, though the resource developer has not explicitly stated so.
Comments about Including the Science and Engineering Practice
Although the idea of "patterns" is not explicitly expressed, it can be made more explicit through having students express and discuss the way plants and animals obtain what they need to survive, i.e. animals need to take in food but plants do not, the different kinds of food needed by different kinds of animals, the requirement of plants to have light, etc. To address the second part of the practice have students compare and contrast plant eaters to meat eaters. Help students make connections between their environment and their needs. All animals need food, some are carnivores, some omnivorous, some herbivorous - how might their specific food needs influence where they live? Be sure to point these ideas out during the videos and with additional resources. Check for understanding by having students draw an animal in its environment including its needs for survival. Then have students explain their drawings to each other. Guide the explanations with questions about what the animal's needs are and how it fulfills them. Display all the pictures and ask students to describe patterns (with regard to animal, need, environment) they see among all the drawings.