Life Science

Inspiration + Resources for 1st Grade Teachers

SUBSTRAND: Structure and Function in Living Systems

STANDARD: Characteristics

Living things are diverse with many different observable characteristics.

BENCHMARKS: Characteristics & Behaviors

SUBSTRAND: Interdependence Among Living Systems


Natural systems have many components that interact to maintain the living system.

BENCHMARKS: Animal Needs Habitat & Needs

SUBSTRAND: Evolution in Living Systems

STANDARD: Life Cycles

Plants and animals undergo a series of orderly changes during their life cycles.

BENCHMARKS: Animal Life Cycles Life Cycles for Offspring