Rain Forest: Life Cycles
This unit is mainly taught
using our text. See our curriculum sheets for additional information.
How are groups of living things
How do life cycles of living things
How do living things obtain and
How are the parts of living things
adapted to carry out specific functions?
How are the characteristics of
living things passed on through generations?
How is energy distributed to living
things in an ecosystem?
Compare and classify familiar
organisms on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
Describe life cycles of familiar
Compare and contrast food, energy,
and environmental needs of similar organisms.
Describe functions of selected
seed plants parts.
Give evidence that characteristics
are passed from parents to young.
Describe the basic requirements
for all living things maintain their existence.
of Kentucky Entomology for Kids: Teacher Resources
Studies Unit Plan from the Sample Core Curriculum for Michigan
Look at Plant Life Unit Description from the Sample Core Curriculum
for Michigan Schools
Plants (Brassica rapa) Learning Ecosystems Includes teacher
CyberGuide: Great Kapok Tree Activities
Action Network: Kids' Corner
Includes Fact Sheets, Animal Information, Teacher Resources, and Steps for
Kids to Take
4-H Children's Garden at MSU