Farm: Animals and Plants
This unit is mainly taught using our text.  See our curriculum sheets for additional information.

Central Questions

  • How are groups of living things classified?
  • How do life cycles of living things differ?
  • How are characteristics of living things passed from parents to young?
  • How are parts of an ecosystem related and how do they interact?
  • How is energy distributed to living things in an ecosystem?


  • Compare and classify familiar organism on the basis of observable physical characteristics.
  • Describe life cycles of familiar organisms.
  • Give evidence that characteristics are passed from parent to young.
  • Identify familiar organism as part of a food chain or food web and describe their feeding relationship within the web.
  • Describe the basic requirement for all living things to maintain their existence.
Lesson Plans/Units
Carol Hurst: Farms and Children's Literature

Classifying and Describing Familiar Organisms  Unit Plan from the Sample Core Curriculum for Michigan Schools

Learning About Life Cycles  Unit Plan from the Sample Core Curriculum for Michigan Schools

Farm Unit

K-1 Farm Activities

Animal Babies on the Farm

Baltimore Curriculum Project: Farming

Baltimore Curriculum Project: Animals and Their Needs

Baltimore Curriculum Project: Plants

Online Activities/Projects/Background Information

USDA for Kids

Cyberspace Farm

Kids Farm

Davis' Farmland Fun Pages



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