CONCEPT: Plants and animals depend upon one another.
CONTENT OBJECTIVE: 1H2.00 To understand the various roles plants and animals play in the environment
INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES: The learner will:
1.01 relate difference between plants and animals.
1.02 describe plants as earth's basic food source.
1.03 list some things plants and animals need to live.
1.04 list some things people need that are provided by plants and animals.
OUTLINE OF CONTENT:
I. Differences between plants and animals
II. Foods animals eat
III. Other needs of plants and animals
TN COMPONENT OF SCIENCE: Process Of Science
To enable students to demonstrate the process of science by posing questions and investigating phenomena through language, methods and instruments of science
ANALYZING - Data should be examined to find patterns and relationships that may suggest cause and effect or support inferences and hypotheses.
TN STANDARD(S): The learner will understand that:
1.4a Data should be examined to find patterns and relationships.
BENCHMARK Patterns are evident in nature.
1.4b The accuracy and precision of data should be used to determine the selection or rejection of any given piece of data.
BENCHMARK Accurate descriptions of observations enable students to compare results with others.
1.4c Scientific investigation may not produce concrete solutions.
b Predictions may not always occur
Pictures of eatable plants and meats, pictures of animals from which we get meat, paper, pencils, etc.
Today, boys and girls, we are going to learn about how plants and animals help other living things on earth. I want you to think about what you had for breakfast. Someone name a food you had. (Cereal) Did cereal come from a plant or animal? (Plant) Someone else name a different food. (Bacon) Good, where does bacon come from? (Animals) Now, we are going to find out many other things that come from people and animals that are necessary for people to live.
Let's begin with the differences between plants and animals. Someone name one difference. (Plants cannot move on their own, animals can move) Very good! Can someone think of another difference? (Plants make their own food with their leaves, animals have to look for their food) That is very good! Let's list some foods that people and animals eat. (Vegetables, meats, grains, grasses) Think about the meats that people eat. Let's name some animals from which the meat comes. (Cows, pigs, chickens) Again you have done well! What do all these animals need to eat? (Plants) Name some specific plants that they eat. (List these on the board as they are named.) Yet plants and animals are different, each depends upon the other.
Now, let's think of other things besides food that plants and animals need to have in order to live. (Water, light, heat, air, oxygen, space, habitat) Now let's list and name some things people need that we get from plants and animals. (Food, clothes, shelter) Name some foods, clothes and types of shelter that are provided by plants. Now let's list some things that people need that are provided by animals. (response) Now can you see how plants and animals are very necessary for each other? (Yes)
MONITOR AND ADJUST:
Tell your neighbor one thing that is very necessary for people to live that they get from plants. (pause, then ask for responses) Good! Now tell your neighbor one thing that is very necessary for people to live that they get from animals. (pause, then ask for responses) You all have done a great job again!
Today we have talked about how important plants and animals are to life on earth. Tell your neighbor one reason animals are important. (pause, followed by response from selected individuals, then summarization) Have we learned how important plants and animals are in our environment? (response) Tell your neighbor how plants are important to us. Tell your neighbor how animals are important to us.
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