Animals and Plants
This unit is mainly taught
using our text. See our curriculum sheets for additional information.
How are groups of
living things classified?
How do life cycles of living
How do living things obtain
and use energy?
How are characteristics of
living things pass on?
LO1- Compare and classify
familiar organisms on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
LO2- Describe vertebrates
in terms of observable body parts and characteristics.
LO3- Describe life cycles
of familiar organisms.
LO4- Compare and contrast
the food, energy, and environmental needs of similar organisms.
LH1- Give evidence that characteristics
are passed from parents to young
Needs and Development of Living Things Unit Plan from the Sample
Core Curriculum for Michigan Schools
Curriculum Project: Forest
Curriculum Project: Plant Life Cycles
the Fantastic Forest@nationalgeographic.com
Along on a Nature Walk: World Book
Forests: Forests Are for Kids