# From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes

### Students who demonstrate understanding can:

#### Performance Expectations

1. Read texts and use media to determine patterns in behavior of parents and offspring that help offspring survive.

Clarification Statement and Assessment Boundary

A Peformance Expectation (PE) is what a student should be able to do to show mastery of a concept. Some PEs include a Clarification Statement and/or an Assessment Boundary. These can be found by clicking the PE for "More Info." By hovering over a PE, its corresponding pieces from the Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts will be highlighted.

### Science and Engineering Practices

By clicking on a specific Science and Engineering Practice, Disciplinary Core Idea, or Crosscutting Concept, you can find out more information on it. By hovering over one you can find its corresponding elements in the PEs.

## Planning Curriculum

### Common Core State Standards Connections

#### ELA/Literacy

• RI.1.10 - With prompting and support, read informational texts appropriately complex for grade 1. (1-LS1-2)
• RI.1.2 - Identify the main topic and retell key details of a text. (1-LS1-2)

#### Mathematics

• 1.NBT.B.3 - Compare two two-digit numbers based on meanings of the tens and ones digits, recording the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, and <. (1-LS1-2)
• 1.NBT.C.4 - Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten. (1-LS1-2)
• 1.NBT.C.5 - Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used. (1-LS1-2)
• 1.NBT.C.6 - Subtract multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 from multiples of 10 in the range 10-90 (positive or zero differences), using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. (1-LS1-2)

## Resources & Lesson Plans

• More resources added each week!
A team of teacher curators is working to find, review, and vet online resources that support the standards. Check back often, as NSTA continues to add more targeted resources.
• This one-minute time lapse video shows the phenomenon of plant growth and development from seeds to flowers. This phenomenon could stimulate the following driving questions: What kinds of plants are these? Do all plants grow like this? What ...

• Students read a book about Emperor penguins and learn about how parental behavior helps their offspring to survive. Then students use what they have learned to model how Emperor penguins care for the eggs of their young. Note: Teachers need to supply ...

• This is one minute and twenty five second video clip depicts baby animals and their parents. It emphasizes the fact that offspring need to learn a vast amount from their parents.  They learn how to communicate, play, kee ...

• This two minute and forty eight second video describes Emperor Penguin parents and the obstacles they overcome to help their offspring survive. The obstacles include: starvation, freezing weather, and predators.

• This is a short two minute video about the variety of horns that animals have and their importance for protection and breeding rights. The video explains that animals go head-to-head and when the stronger male wins, they are able to pass their genes ...

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• Sprouting Seeds

• Big and Small Seeds

• Inquiry: How does a tree grow in nature? (Acorn sprout) Inquiry: Do flowers turn to fruit? (The fruit of a daylily)

• Download the free standards-aligned (K-3) discussion and activity guide for BEATRIX POTTER, SCIENTIST, by Lindsay H. Metcalf, illustrated by Junyi Wu (Albert Whitman & Co., 2020). Additional activities include life cycle of a mushroom, mold growth ob...

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