Animals Prepare for Winter Correlation to Core Curriculum

Standards listed are not covered exhaustively, but in varying degrees.

Kindergarten

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Standard 2 - Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space through the study of each materials, celestial movements, and weather.

Objective 3- Compare changes in weather over time

Indicators: 

- Communicate ways weather can affect individuals

- Describe, predict, and discuss daily weather conditions and how predicting the weather can improve our lives

Standard 4 - Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

Objective 1 - Investigate living things

Indicators:

- Construct questions, give reasons, and share findings about all living things.

- Describe some changes in plants and animals that are so slow or so fast that they are hard to see

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their role and responsibilities of being a good citizen

Objective 1 - Demonstrate appropriate ways to behave in different settings

Indicators:

- Explain why families and classrooms have rules

- Demonstrate respect for others, leaders, and the environment

1st Grade 

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas.

Standard 2 - Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space through the study of each materials, celestial movements, and weather.

Objective 3- Compare and contrast seasonal weather changes

Indicators: Identify characteristics of the seasons of the year

Standard 4 - Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things.

Objective 1 - Living things change and depend upon their environment to satisfy their basic needs

Indicators: Make observations about living things and their environment using the five senses

Social Studies

Standard 2 - Students will recognize their role and responsibilities of being a good citizen

Objective 2 - Identify and list responsibilities in the school and neighborhood 

Indicators: Describe and practice responsible behavior inherent in being a good citizen in the school and neighborhood

2nd Grade

Science

Standard 1 - Processes of generating and communicating scientific evidence framed by Big Ideas

Standard 2 - Students will gain an understanding of Earth and Space Science through the study of earth materials, celestial movements, and weather

Objective 3 - Observe, describe, and measure seasonal weather patterns and local variations 

Indicators: Compare and constrast the seasonal weather patterns during the school year

Standard 4 - Students will gain an understanding of Life Science through the study of changes in organisms over time and the nature of living things

Objective 2 - Identify basic needs of living things (plants and animals) and their abilities to meet their needs

Indicators:

- Communicate and justify how the physical characteristics of living things help them meet their basic needs.

- Identify behaviors and reactions of living things in response to changes in the environment including seasonal changes in temperature and precipitation.

3rd Grade 

Science

Standard 2  - Students will understand that organisms depend on living and nonliving things within their environment

Objective 2 - Describe the interactions between living and nonliving things in a small environment

Indicators: Predict the effects of changes in the environment on a living organism

Standard 5 - Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for living things on Earth. They will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.

Objective 1 - Provide evidence showing that the sun is the source of heat and light for Earth.

Indicators: Provide examples of how sunlight affects people and animals by providing heat and light

4th Grade 

Science

Standard 5 - Students will understand the physical characteristics of Utah's wetlands, forests, and deserts and identify common organisms for each environment

Objective 4 - Observe and record the behavior of Utah animals

Indictors: Describe how the behavior and adaptations of Utah mammals help them survive winter

5th Grade

Science

Standard 5 -Students will understand that traits are passed from the parent organisms to their offspring, and that sometimes the offspring may possess variations of these traits that may help or hinder survival in a given environment

Objective 2 - Describe how some characteristics could give a species a survival advantage in a particular environment

Indicators:

- Compare the traits of similar species for physical abilities, instinctual behaviors, and specialized body sturctures that increase the survival of one species in a specific environment over another species

- Describe how a particular physical attribute may provide an advantage for survival in one environment but not in another