Birds 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 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.

- Compare and contrast young plants and animals with their parents

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

Objective 2 - Describe the parts of living things

Indicators: Compare the parts of different animals, e.g., skin, fur, feathers, scales; hand, wing, flipper, fin

Social Studies

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

Objective 1 - Demonstrate appropriate ways to behave in differnet 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 3 - Students will gain an understanding of Physical Science through the study of the forces of motion and the properties of materials

Objective 2 - Analzye objects and record their properties

Indicators: Sort, classify, and chart objects by observable properties

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 - Communicate observations about the similarities and differences between offspring and between populations

Indicators: 

- Communicate observations about plants and animals, including humans, and how they resemble their parents

- Analyze the individual similarities and differences within and across larger groups

Objective 2 - Living things change and depend upon their environments to satisfy their basic needs

Indicators: 

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

- Describe and model life cycles of living things

Social Studies

Standard 2 – Students will recognize their roles and responsibilities as citizens in the school and in the neighborhood

Objective 2 - Identify and list responsibilities in the school and in the 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 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 - Tell how external features affect an animals' ability to survive in its environment

Indicators: 

- Compare and contrast the characteristics of living things in different habitats

- Develop, communicate, and justify an explanation as to why a habitat is or is not suitable for a specific organism

Objective 2 - Identify basic needs of living things 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 5 - Students will understand that the sun is the main source of heat and light for things living on Earth. They will also understand taht the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat

Objective 1 - Provid 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 organ