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K-ESS3-1 (Science (CA NGSS))

Standard Identifier: K-ESS3-1
Content Area: Science (CA NGSS)
Grade: K
Disciplinary Core Idea: ESS3.A: Natural Resources
Cross Cutting Concept: CCC-4: Systems and Systems Models
Science & Engineering Practice: SEP-2: Developing and Using Models
Content Area: Earth and Space Science

Title: K-ESS3 Earth and Human Activity

Performance Expectation: Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live. [Clarification Statement: Examples of relationships could include that deer eat buds and leaves, therefore, they usually live in forested areas; and, grasses need sunlight so they often grow in meadows. Plants, animals, and their surroundings make up a system.]

Disciplinary Core Idea(s):
ESS3.A: Natural Resources Living things need water, air, and resources from the land, and they live in places that have the things they need. Humans use natural resources for everything they do.

Science & Engineering Practices: Developing and Using Models Use a model to represent relationships in the natural world.

Crosscutting Concepts: Systems and System Models Systems in the natural and designed world have parts that work together.

California Environmental Principles and Concepts:
Principle I The continuation and health of individual human lives and of human communities and societies depend on the health of the natural systems that provide essential goods and ecosystem services. Principle II The long-term functioning and health of terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine ecosystems are influenced by their relationships with human societies.

California Common Core State Standards Connections:
ELA/Literacy SL.K.5: Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions as desired to provide additional detail. Mathematics MP.2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively. MP.4: Model with mathematics. K.CC.1-3: Know number names and the count sequence. K.CC.4-5: Count to tell the number of objects. K.CC.6-7 :Compare numbers.

DCI Connections:
Connections to other DCIs in kindergarten: N/A Articulation across grade-levels: 1.LS1.A; 5.LS2.A; 5.ESS2.A

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