K-LS1-1 Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
Clarification Statement: Examples of patterns could include that animals need to take in food but plants do not; the different kinds of food needed by different types of animals; the requirement of plants to have light; and, that all living things need water.
Assessment Boundary: none
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Teachers need to emphasize the needs of birds and how they meet those needs along their migratory routes. Have students compare the routes of the four birds in the activity and how each met their needs. Ask students to identify and compare patterns in each of the four routes. Set up the activity in advance and have other adults on hand to keep students on task, man the various stations, and assist in recording data. Be sure to check for understanding several times throughout the lesson.